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#31 Ducki

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:31 PM

What about Sebastian Faulkes? OK he's not a thriller writer in the traditional sense of the word, but he's fantastic at evoking time and place and would probably do a rather good Bond...?


I agree, I liked DMC and would like to see another by him, maybe in the fifties or sixties setting

#32 glidrose

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:45 AM

What about Sebastian Faulks? OK he's not a thriller writer in the traditional sense of the word, but he's fantastic at evoking time and place and would probably do a rather good Bond...?


Panther posted this on 16 March 2007. Nobody congratulated him/her on his/her psychic prowess. Or asked if he/she is on the IFP Board of Directors.

And why does "her" do double duty, whereas depending on the context we must either say "him" or "his"?

#33 Single-O-Seven

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:04 AM


What about Sebastian Faulks? OK he's not a thriller writer in the traditional sense of the word, but he's fantastic at evoking time and place and would probably do a rather good Bond...?



And why does "her" do double duty, whereas depending on the context we must either say "him" or "his"?


A Women's Lib thing, brought into grammatical practice in the 1960s.

#34 Binyamin

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

I'd suggest Andrew Klavan, author of Don't Say A Word and also True Crime, which were filmed for the screen with Michael Douglas and Clint Eastwood respectively. Klavan makes frequent insightful comments into why some films and books *work* while others fall short. He seems to have a great feel for capturing the essential elements of a story and character.

#35 OmarB

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

A little more info would be nice. Like where he says about films/movies working and others falling short. Oh well, I'll do my own research on your pick.

#36 Skudor

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

I'd suggest Purvis and Wade. Can't be worse than Seb.

#37 LoneWolf

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

David Morrell

#38 OmarB

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:23 AM

David Morrell


I like where this is going. The Fifth Profession like a boss!

#39 LoneWolf

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

I'm actually going to meet David Morrell & Jeffery Deaver at an event they are both participating in. I love David Morrell's books. He is one of the greatest thriller writers out there. Apparently the two authors will be giving a (Rambo & James Bond) talk at "The Festival of the Book" in March.

#40 OmarB

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:18 AM

Sounds great. I woud love to pick both their brains on their method. Deaver gave up lots of detail on research, planning, plotting and all, but there is always more.

#41 Syndicate

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

How about any of these authors, they don't really write close to the real world type spy novels

Jeffrey Archer

Anthony Horowitz

John Weisman

ERIC VAN LUSTBADER

Brad Taylor

#42 Dustin

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:02 AM

Impossible of course. Still... I would have liked a Bond by Hergé. Seems to me they shared some traits.

#43 Odd Jobbies

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Martin Amis, Tom Clancy, Elmore Leonard.


Elmore Leonard would be very interesting - he'd certainly do great period Bond, something in the vein of LALD & DAF. Love to see that.

#44 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

Yes, Elmore Leonard would be fantastic.

#45 David Schofield

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

Freddie Forsyth preferably.

Len Deighton, but I'd doubt he'd do it at his age; does he write at at all anymore???

Gerald Seymour. Who, our American friends ask....

Other than these, please don't bother.

#46 Killmaster

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

I can't see Lustbader doing one. Even though I really enjoy his writing, his Bourne novels are a massive drop below the Ludlums. His version of Bourne is totally different from the original. I'd hate to see how he would picture Bond.

I'd really like to see Greg Rucka write a Bond novel. I think he could nail it. Read his "Queen and Country" novels to see why!

#47 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

Since I was deeply disappointed by Deaver I fear that a too modern approach to Bond cannot really do justice to Bond as depicted by Fleming.

I would not mind having someone return Bond to the 50´s, doing the period piece the films won´t give us.

#48 Syndicate

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

I woulnd't want Tom Clancy or John Le Carre to go and start writting super spy type novels. I like what they do best and that writting close to the real world type spy novels. I think the next author should go about it like how Garnder or Benson did. When they were asked to write the Bond novels. No one ever said their's was too modern or should have gone this way or that way.

#49 OmarB

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

I gotta say no to Lustbader. The dude is a pretty sub standard author with weird sexual things going on in all his books. I remember when I was like 14 and one of the older kids in my karate class was reading The Ninja. Being a kid I went out and got it because of that title. Oh boy was I in for some torture. Not only was his grasp on the martial arts pretty tenuous, but there was a great deal of sexual violence and magic (nothing I hate more than magic). Yes I did read the entire ninja series, because I'm a crazy completist, but I don't want him near Bond.

#50 Roebuck

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

Tried a couple of Wilbur Smith’s recently. Hadn’t appreciated that aside from his historical stuff he’d also done some very readable contemporary thrillers. In particular, ‘Wild Justice’ has big chunks that feel like a Bond continuation novel.

#51 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

I'd say Daniel Silva, who writes the Gabriel Allon novels. They do lack the larger-than-life qualities of Bond novels, and they can be a bit formulaic - especially when you read several of them - but he does have a pretty good grasp of the thriller genre in general and spy-'em-ups in particular. If you can get your hands on Moscow Rules and its sequel The Defector, they're well worth your time.

#52 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

Well Silva is a name we'll be getting used to more from 'Skyfall' anyway...!


I really liked Deaver as a writier, but can't decide on any other author taking it up - they all seem to do a really good job themselves, crafting their own style of Bond.

I just wish the timeline was the same, and the novels didn't jump back and forth over time!

#53 AgenttiNollaNollaSeitsemän

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

Since I was deeply disappointed by Deaver I fear that a too modern approach to Bond cannot really do justice to Bond as depicted by Fleming.

I would not mind having someone return Bond to the 50´s, doing the period piece the films won´t give us.

I agree wholeheartedly. And the man to such job is either Frederick Forsyth or Len Deighton. I do look forward to William Boyds book and I must be one of the minority since I enjoyed Faulks' Devil May Care a lot. A Bond novel with a plot inspired tby historical facts aided by as extensive background research as in Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal or The ODESSA File is a wet dream of mine.

#54 Walecs

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

So guys, what's your favourite writer?


Ian Fleming.

#55 Randy Wiggins

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

As we now know William Boyd wrote SOLO. I think a great writer for a Bond world be Peter Robbinson or Nelson DeMille.

 

Randy



#56 Pam Bouvier

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:21 AM

I'd enjoy it if Deaver wrote another but I've been reading a lot of Jeff Abbott lately and I like the detail and depth of his work.  Abbott could do justice to a Bond story.

 

Beth McMullen started a spy series a few years ago I've really enjoyed as well. Would be fun to read a Bond novel written by a female with great writing skills. I liked what Kate Westbrook did with her Moneypenny series awhile back.


Edited by Pam Bouvier, 11 October 2013 - 05:22 AM.


#57 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

Someone who loves Fleming´s work and does not want to prove he´s better.


Edited by SecretAgentFan, 11 October 2013 - 08:00 AM.


#58 OmarB

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

I'd enjoy it if Deaver wrote another but I've been reading a lot of Jeff Abbott lately and I like the detail and depth of his work.  Abbott could do justice to a Bond story.

 

Beth McMullen started a spy series a few years ago I've really enjoyed as well. Would be fun to read a Bond novel written by a female with great writing skills. I liked what Kate Westbrook did with her Moneypenny series awhile back.

 

I'm with you man.  Bring Deaver back or someone else who can build on the Project X timeline.

 

Boyd was a disaster.  The book was poor and the ragged edges on the pages should have been a warning.



#59 Dustin

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

Lots of loose ends left after SOLO's last line, I'd opt for Boyd coming back.

 

Failing that I think Charlie Higson would be the obvious choice for a Bond novel.    



#60 saint mark

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:52 PM

the French novelist Gérard de Villiers






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