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.