You said it Loomy. To get ALL the books is such a wonderful surprise. And in both the US and UK. And then to get 5 repro hardcovers on top of that! And audiobooks (for those who like audiobooks). This is more than I ever hoped.
Y'know, I was just thinking, it was only a few short years ago that it was a real desert for LitBond fans for a while. It was sort of like our version of Eon's 1989-1995 hiatus. For a couple of years after the publication of THE MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO (2002), there were no new books on the horizon and practically every single last one of the continuation novels was out of print (in fact, for a while there was no "practically" about it - I believe that all of them were indeed deleted).
Now, though, JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY is back in print, Benson is kinda-sorta-halfway back in print (albeit only in omnibus form, and I personally dislike reading omnibi), and now we have this wonderful Gardner news. And
, of course, CARTE BLANCHE is almost upon us.
BTW, that last Gardner I re-read was TMFB and I loved it (for the first time).
Oh, I'm aware of its reputation. I gather it's an acquired taste. But that's precisely what interests me about it. I'm also looking forward to NOBODY LIVES FOREVER, which I'm told is one of Gardner's best.