Sunday, January 30, 2011

SCORPIOUS - John Gardner

Another 007 adventure penned by John Gardner and unfortunately not one of the best.

Bond's telephone number is found on the body of a drowned female and this leads to his involvement in a religious sect wanting to destroy society. Typical Bond scenario but lacking the usual style.

Plot wise its threadbare with so much non- Bond like behaviour I wondered whether Gardner had sub-contracted this story out.

All the usual characters are here but they are all on their last legs and I believe there was only another 2 or 3 of these before they were retired.

Several of his earlier Bond's weren't too bad but even a fan like me struggled with this, it was pretty much rubbish.

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