Overview by Raymond Benson
Rated on a 5-star system.
|Novelists: Ian Fleming | Kingsley Amis | John Gardner | Raymond Benson | Sebastian Faulks | Jeffrey Deaver|
Places: London; Athens; Vrakonisi (island between Greece and Turkey)
Girl(s): Ariadne Alexandrou
Villain(s): Colonel Sun
Villain's Employer: Red China
Villain's Project: Sabotaging USSR summit conference and making it look like the British did it
Minor villain(s):: Von Richter; assorted terrorists
Bond's Friends: Niko Litsas; Bill Tanner
Highlights:: Scene at "Quarterdeck"; sea battle; torture scene; climactic battle
Remarks: Rich in detail but lacks Fleming sweep; more political than most; more violent than most
The film novelizations follow the films closely for the most part.
|The above information is compiled from my book The James Bond Bedside Companion, first published by Dodd Mead & Co. 1984 and updated in 1988. I have also included information since that publication. The charts are based on one by Kingsley Amis appearing in The James Bond Dossier published by Jonathan Cape Ltd. I have updated it and substituted my own "Highlights" and "Remarks." Any duplication or further use is unauthorized and prohibited without permission of the author. The 5-star rating system applied to each book is my own humble opinion. -- RB|
Copyright ©1984, 1988, 1995 by Raymond Benson
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