I have just finished reading Zero Minus Ten, and overall I enjoyed it. For Raymond Benson's first Bond book it was pretty dam good. I found it much easier to get on with than John Gardner’s License Renewed. The book had a lovely flow to it.
Having Bond on a training exercise at Goldeneye was brilliant. I could really picture him there. Also mentioning the passing of Fleming (or at least hinting at it) was a very nice touch. What a great beginning. I thought having Bond in Hong Kong and working for Triads would never work. How wrong could I have been.
I was a little surprised near the beginning that Bond told Moneypenny he was not English. Half Swiss and Half Scottish in fact. I guess I was surprised, as I always thought Literary Bond was an Englishman.
I look forward to the next one, and I hear that Benson’s Bond novels only get better! Bring on the rest I cant wait! It’s a big thumbs up from me! What wonderful pace this book had.
Edited by DAN LIGHTER, 03 April 2009 - 07:36 AM.