William Boyd announced as the next Bond novelist!
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:11 PM
James Bond author William Boyd on Restless, and the spy who thrilled him
I just finished catching up on Restless; did you see it? A proper spy yarn; very good indeed. Even some little Fleming-style touches; the episode in the Dutch square felt like something from a Bond book, as did the whole plan in fact. Really worth catching, and makes me quietly confident for the new Bond book.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:22 AM
I just hope this book has a genuine edge to it. An element of daring. Carte Blanche was too plain and nice in my opinion. I want to be excited as I read. Most of the time with those books it was a chore to continue reading. The proof will be in the pudding.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:31 AM
GQ 23 jan 2013 Ten books we can't wait to read in 2013
William Boyd's Bond book
Bond goes back to the Sixties
After the spy's 50th anniversary, Olympic ceremony skydiving and Skyfall, the Bond onslaught continues but this time in book form. Following on from Jeffery Deaver's excellent Carte Blanche, Ian Fleming's mantle has this time been passed to Any Human Heart author William Boyd. Expect a return to Fleming's Sixties heyday, which means no bicurious Bardems, but plenty of classic spy action. Few modern writers have Boyd's flair for fleshing out the shadowy world of international espionage with complex and compelling characters - just see 2006's Restless for proof.
Edited by quantumofsolace, 25 January 2013 - 04:35 AM.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:10 AM
All I've heard about it's release date is Quarter 3 2013.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:18 AM
So when is this supposed to come out?
In the UK on Sept. 26 and U.S on October 8, 2013 (according to Amazon).
Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:58 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:33 PM
I'm surprised they found a jamesbond domain not registered yet!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:03 PM
I like that the teaser art this time around is much more low-key than it was for Carte Blanche. Obviously, that's not a sign of things to come, but it's still refreshing nonetheless.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:08 PM
Very high hopes for this. I almost get more excited by the books than the films...
I just hope it's not William Boyd "writing as Ian Fleming", as DMC was. I don't want someone trying to imitate Fleming's style.
Lord... if Boyd can't deliver a classic Bond adventure then I'm convinced no one can.