James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me.
I find this to be quite a zippy read which had some interesting deviations from the film. Perhaps this was based on an early draft of Wood's screenplay? (perhaps accounting for the absence of General Gogol?) Anyway - it was an interesting experience. Refreshingly the depiction of Our Man in this adaptation was more the way Fleming wrote the character in his original books - and less like Roger Moore was portraying him in the films at that time. I enjoyed the references to Smersh and found it an interesting idea that Amasova works for them - rather than the KGB as opposed to the movie. Also, her reminding Our Man of Tracy was a nice touch - and expands a little on the mention of her in the movie.
This is actually well worth tracking down if you can. I got a battered pre-loved copy of it from Amazon for a penny. It was falling apart as I read it! Still, I'm glad I did. Christopher Wood actually in my opinion does a pretty good job of replicating Ian Fleming's style. I was also surprised by the grisly beginning and far more low key ending.
Good stuff. Pleasantly surprised and actually, a little impressed. Be interesting to see how Christopher Wood takes Our Man into space!
Edited by ChickenStu, 09 March 2014 - 11:11 PM.