Yes, absolutely SAF, but then again, Amis is...well...Amis, in a league of his own. Have we had another really good writer doing a continuation novel? One of that caliber? He is a better writer than Fleming. Not of Bond, per se, but in general.
I´d have loved to read, say, a Umberto Eco Bond novel. He was a big Bond fan, and has some dissertations on it. He was lucky to have Connery play a major role in his The Name of the Rose. Can you imagine that, for a Bond fan?
I did not know or even consider it possible that Eco was a Bond fan!
Major, major Bond fan.
My editor, who is actually a crime novelist himself, interviewed him a couple of years ago on the matter. He was very knowledgeable on Fleming, he says. A true fan.