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In Topic: What Bond movie do you feel like watching?

23 April 2017 - 10:29 PM

Kinda feeling For Your Eyes Only to prepare for my trip to Greece.

In Topic: Bond 25 Bond Girls

19 April 2017 - 07:59 PM

Stephanie Cayo

In Topic: Movies to look forward to in 2017

15 April 2017 - 04:57 PM

Not yet sold on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It looks interesting, I'm just afraid it will be a carbon copy of Empire as The Force Awakens was of the original.

In Topic: This Or That?

15 April 2017 - 05:04 AM

Osato and Volpe. She was more deadly than Brandt.



More satisfying continuation novel:

Devil May Care




In Topic: CBner's 'Solo' reviews - spoilers ahead!

15 April 2017 - 05:02 AM

Definitely late to the party with this one, but I finally got around to reading Solo and.....very underwhelming. Bond never acts like Bond (since when are flashbacks part of a Bond novel?). There is no true main villain. I guess Kobus Breed is the closest we get, but the whole plot is a convoluted mess with way too many players. The Adekas are built up, but turned into throw away players. Linck is instrumental in the whole affair, but is almost never seen. Breed is more of a henchman. The whole idea of Bond going rogue is never really played up. It seems more like he's just continuing his assignment in Washington. M never chastises him for 'going solo.' I remember the novel being pitched as a Bond approaching the age of mandatory retirement and his thoughts and feelings about it, but that never really comes up. Nor does it have any bearing on the plot. I can see why there was friction between Boyd and the Fleming estate. Overall, just one of the weaker Bond novels, IMO.