Tuesday, June 14, 2011
CARTE BLANCHE - Jeffery Deaver
Bond is back, again , and he is very good.
This new Bond novel written by Jeffery Deaver is a modern Bond. He is contemporary and functioning in a post Iraq invasion world.
There is a very nasty villian, which Deaver does well anyway, but this one would have done Fleming proud.
This is much better than Sebastian Faulks book of a few years back, and as a American author he is very good with the Fleming style but as he is a better writer than Fleming this would not be much of a challenge for Mr.Deaver.
He is a very clean Bond, no smoking, he still has a drink but nothing excessive and he doesn't bowl over as many women as he has in the past either or he doesn't make the most of his opportunities, this is according to me anyway.
I am a fan of James Bond novels, love them and I have read most efforts by others after Fleming and I can honestly say there is only daylight between this effort and the next one.
Great ,great fun.