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Have any CBners read "Any Human Heart" by William Boyd?


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#1 Loomis

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 08:11 PM

I'm halfway through William Boyd's novel "Any Human Heart", in which Ian Fleming is a supporting character, under whom the hero works in British Intelligence during the Second World War. As ever with Boyd, it's a brilliant piece of work. Have any other CBners read this book?

#2 glidrose

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

I read it when it was first published. Remember very little of it other than Fleming was (briefly) in it.

Here's a helpful plot synopsis for the rest of you.

#3 Jeao007

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

I read the book and loved it. Be sure to check out the mini-series too. Good stuff.

#4 Jim

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:11 AM

Yes, read it some years ago. Fine book.

#5 Jack Spang

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

Must find this book and read it.

#6 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

I've never heard of William Boyd, so I'm hoping it will be another good Bond yarn from what you guys report.

I did enjoy the modern setting of 'Carte Blanche' though...found it hard to keep things on the same track when the time lines are different in the stories, from 'DMC' to 'CB' and now back with this new one.

#7 Jack Spang

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:22 AM

I gave up on the timelines ages ago. When I read a Bond book I just forget about the previous ones except if it's set in the 60's then I think about the Fleming ones.

Edited by Jack Spang, 14 April 2012 - 02:22 AM.


#8 ACE

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

Yup, great book.

#9 archer1949

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:50 AM

I've never heard of this author until his Bond book was announced, but judging from the plot descriptions on Amazon of his works, he sounds like he writes my kind of fiction. I'll definitely check it out.


Edited by archer1949, 18 April 2013 - 04:53 AM.


#10 OmarB

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

I'm going in a blank slate, I'm on purpose avoiding his work.  When Deaver and Faulks both got the call I went out and really enjoyed their stuff ... then I read their Bond novels.



#11 Hansen

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

One of the best Boyd's book along with the New Confessions. I love Logan's character. As in most of Boyd's novels, it is a cynical looser, but so likeable.

Great book and the mini serie with Matthew McFaydden was pretty faithful






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