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review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Summary ¹ 4 William Boyd ë 4 Download N leads him to Washington DC where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrorsEven if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment. So James Bond heads to a small war torn African republic Fair enough What s the point in William Boyd writing a Bond novel if he doesn t do the stuff which interests himIt s 1969 and Bond is sent to Zanzarim a fictional country caught up in a drawn out civil war Oil has been discovered and it s up to Bond to bring this conflict to a swift conclusion From there we have double agents triple agents psychotic South African mercenaries mistaken identity drugs torture and some good old fashioned James Bond brutality This is the tired Bond of The Man with the Golden Gun the same version that Sebastian Faulks explored in Devil May Care I really must read Colonel Sun Devil May Care and Solo back to back one uiet fortnight just to see if there are any allusions and jokes which link them all It opens with Bond s 45th birthday and from there it s a late sixties spectacular but one experienced by a middle aged man So Bond is happy with the latest fashions if it means the women don t wear bras but he s a little befuddled by the new cars and sounds and you get the impression of a man who would be happy if the world hadn t changed since 1958 There is though a Hammer Horror scream princess to keep his bed warm and really you can t get 1960s than thatWhether this is Fleming s voice or Fleming s vision is up for debate the Bond of the later books is far angrier and prone to ranting about the modern world and that doesn t really come through these pages while if Fleming was going to write about Bond in an African republic then one can t help thinking that there d be than one unfortunately racist remark which would make the modern reader wince So it s Boyd than Fleming and that s fine as it s a swift paced and entertaining read although with perhaps an unexpectedly abrupt ending Next up is Anthony Horowitz and from what I ve heard of it I m a little disappointed Not that Horowitz isn t a good writer but because he s using some mouldy old flea bitten idea that Fleming himself couldn t be bothered to turn into a book It seems like the stifling of originality Come on Ian Fleming Estate if we re going to hire literary authors then let s really go for it If you want someone who s already a genre specialist then let s get James Ellroy to explore what that Felix Leiter is really up to By why stop at genre specialists Let s see what Hilary Mantel makes of this imperialistic secret agent or discover how expansive James Bond s vocabulary gets when Will Self has a turn Your Young Life to Washington DC where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrorsEven if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge a man with Paper Moon two faces will come Measure of Devotion Measure of Devotion #1 to stalk his every waking moment. So James Bond heads Flight to a small war Dark Desires at Midnight The Enclave #2 torn African republic Fair enough What s كيمياء السعادة The Alchemy of Happiness the point in William Boyd writing a Bond novel if he doesn We Leave Together Dogsland #3 t do Fighting To Stay the stuff which interests himIt s 1969 and Bond is sent Blistavo i strašno to Zanzarim a fictional country caught up in a drawn out civil war Oil has been discovered and it s up The Italian's Marriage Demand to Bond Dont Waste Your Pretty to bring Taking Positions On the Erotic in Renaissance Culture this conflict Dont Waste Your Pretty to a swift conclusion From A Belle in Brooklyn there we have double agents Goats 2019 Calendar triple agents psychotic South African mercenaries mistaken identity drugs Blitzscaling torture and some good old fashioned James Bond brutality This is Ashok and The Nine Unknown Ashok #1 the Classical Mythology tired Bond of The Man with What's on My Mind? Becoming Inspired with New Perception the Golden Gun Christian Art the same version Stretching The Jailbait that Sebastian Faulks explored in Devil May Care I really must read Colonel Sun Devil May Care and Solo back Game Changer to back one uiet fortnight just Character Animation Crash Course! to see if Stoneheart there are any allusions and jokes which link Coffee and Philosophy A Conversational Introduction to Philosophy with Readings them all It opens with Bond s 45th birthday and from The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ there it s a late sixties spectacular but one experienced by a middle aged man So Bond is happy with Es war einmal ein Zweimal the latest fashions if it means Christmas In The Market Place the women don All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue t wear bras but he s a little befuddled by Eat No Evil the impression of a man who would be happy if Secrets and Shadows the world hadn Iron Men and Silver Stars t changed since 1958 There is Terayama Shūji gekijō bijutsukan though a Hammer Horror scream princess Julia's Story to keep his bed warm and really you can Fundamentals of Psychology t get 1960s Abenteuer change management than Die Venusmorde (Simon Stark Reihe 10) thatWhether The Hanging Woods this is Fleming s voice or Fleming s vision is up for debate Be Seated the Bond of The Lost Bank the later books is far angrier and prone Schlafen lernen Sanfte Wege für Ihr Kind GU Ratgeber Kinder to ranting about Developing Transferable Skills the modern world and Friends Forever? 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review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Summary ¹ 4 William Boyd ë 4 Download M Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice Bond's renegade actio. The book opens with a chapter where Bond looks back on the first time where he as a young soldier in the aftermath of the invasion in Normandy 1944for the first time faces death And is actually fine reading and shows a promise for the bookThen 007 gets shipped of the Africa where he is supposed to end a civil war by taking out the leader of one of the parties involved It all goes of course horrible wrong and Bond ends up being terrible hurt The 2nd part of the book is Bond going solo on a one man mission to avenge his wounds and the awefull behaviour of a mercenary and his bossI really wanted to like this book due to some of the extreme critism I did read on some Bondfora and re adress the attitude that Fleming never did write as bad as Boyd did And perhaps it would be honest to admit that while Boyd is a good writer he has shown with this novel that he lacks the writing skills to write a convincing 007 novelKnowing that mr Boyds roots were in Africa I expected some of the brutality that would reign there in a civil conflict in an oil rich country We get a rather boring travel through an African country in conflict Having read the writings of the French novelist G rard de Villiers I always admired his skill of writing about the geopolitical authenticity of conflicted and exotic places And the post colonial Africa would be the place to show us some insight And while his stories of a Austrian prince hired by the CIA does often showcase ond dimensional characters and gratious sexscenes they offer a lot of excitement as well With Boyds vision of Africa we get some polished in my view political correct version of the place It never gets very authentic or even exciting and even the plot does not offer any clarityThe villain is some former Rhodesian mercenary that has some nasty way of hanging dead soldiers on tree branches like dead fish ANd of course he has his facial handicap So far Boyd ticks all the Fleming boxes but he never gives the man any feeling of threathening menace Jakobus Breed feels like a man who enjoys his sadist kicks but is a mer man that can be easily taken out And Bond does eventually do just that The big financier is a one dimensional character that comes nowhere to his rightThe Bond women are fine in this novel but fail to impress at any level and nowhere you feel that Bond has any attachment with them Even if the voyeuristic episode concerning one of them is easily the most exciting part written in the bookThis book is about Bond doing a job in post colonial Africa where the big cooperations after all those declarations of independencies were scrambling like mad to get some lucreative contracts And James Bond goes into that situation without any idea of view it is only in the aftermath you get an opinion on that matter in a talk between Leiter Bond For me Bond never walked so shallow into any affairmission written by Fleming Amis Gardner Benson Faulks or Deaver And in the aftermath it felt out of place and as some conservative fans said that it was amazing that the British paper the Guardian had a positive review so something must be wrong The only uestions Bond asked himself were not so much about the situation he was placed in and what his purpose might be but about the attractiveness of his female companions And untill the end of the book where Leiter pops us I kind of missed the male bonding Bond seems to have with male characters these last Bondbooks written and are already called the celebrity trilogy are interested in placing women in important roles based upon a certain euality WHich is something that would be frowned upon by most in 1969 where this tale does plays and it annoyed me for some time in thsi bookWilliam Boyd commented on Fleming that he has written some sexist and racist aspects in his books Which is a fair thing to say if one is fameliar with Flemings books But perhaps Boyd should have used some edgier approuch to actually spice up this 007 story It falls kind of flat and is sometimes a boring story that makes the reader frustrated with the lack of action Instead we get another foodpornish episode which Boyd writes very well but are to much put in the novel instead of some straitgh action with some sadistic overtonesAs Bondnovel a failure for me although it is uite an easy read But of the celebrity trilogy it is sadly the worst of the threePerhaps the inhertors of the 007 literary could look into mr G rard de Villiers service to write a perhaps less PC version of 007 And the man has the skills and knowledge to make it fun and realAnd don t get me started on the recipe for Bonds saladdressing foodporn taken one step too farThis novel has 007 enjoying the good things in live and while he does so the adventure passes by and he is a spectator than a participant He is kind like an elderly English gentleman that sits around waiting which might be possible the idea Boyd wanted to give in this post colonial Africa

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review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Summary ¹ 4 William Boyd ë 4 Download It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo recklessly motivated by revengeA seasoned veteran of the service 007 is sent to single handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzari. HmmIt s not that I didn t like this book it s well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it s that it turns out I really don t like James BondThis came as something of a shock I ve always enjoyed the films especially Skyfall starring the immensely talented Daniel Craig Bond is glamorous witty strong loyal balletically violent looks great in a tux everything I could want in an action hero The thing is though is that with a movie you re carried along by the spectacle You are invited to enjoy and then a couple of hours later to basically forget all about it Action flicks don t invite you to reflect on the psychological realities of a life of sustained violence They don t bring you inside the protagonist s head or confront you with the effects of a life devoid of meaningful personal relationships Solo does all of these things It s not pleasant James Bond is basically a humourless misogynist substance abusing psychopath I did not enjoy being in his head or seeing the world through his eyes I did not find him attractive or admirable in any way His disassociation from humanity is chilling and the paranoid lies he tells himself to justify his self induced isolation are creepy The title is well chosen Bond is utterly aloneThe really disturbing thing is that the Bond of the movies and the Bond of this book are actually one and the same at no point does William Boyd deviate from canon And since I always found movie Bond pretty attractive I have to ask myself what does this say about meI fear my days of drooling over Daniel Craig may be over


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd With Licence to Read BOND ONLY BOND The Year 1969The place West AfricaThe Mission Oh something easyjust to stop a civil warBond only BondI had good expectations about this new novel about James BondThe first thing that I liked it wa

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    William Boyd ë 4 Download Free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë William Boyd review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd HmmIt's not that I didn't like this book it's well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it's that it turns out I really don't like James BondThis came as something of a shock I've always enjoyed the films especially Skyfall starring the immensely talented Daniel Craig Bond is glamorous witty strong loyal balletically violent looks great in a tux everything I could want in an action hero The thing is

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Bond is sent to Zanzarin to help end the civil war in the Africa countryBoyd really captures the essence of Flemi

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    review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd William Boyd ë 4 Download The book opens with a chapter where Bond looks back on the first time where he as a young soldier in the aftermath of the invasion in Normandy 1944for the first time faces death And is actually fine reading and shows a promise for the bookThen

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd I think it's important to remember when a new Bond book comes out that this isn't and never will be an Ian Fleming Bond book What Faulks did

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd William Boyd ë 4 Download review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd It's 1968 and James bond turning 45 years old is sent into a dirty war in AfricaThis is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather it's boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain isn't strong enough to hold any sort of interest It's like a 1970's moral euivalence type novel

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd review Solo AUTHOR William Boyd So James Bond heads to a small war torn African republic Fair enough What’s the point in William Boyd writing a Bond novel if he

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    Free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë William Boyd William Boyd ë 4 Download EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalment in the Bond series He has written good uality spy stories of his own and also has a track record of novels set in exotic locales He doesn't disappoint here In fact this was a great deal better than I'd expectedSaying that the main problem is not so much the plot but the storytelling This isn't a thriller by any means as it lacks urgency Not unev

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Solo AUTHOR William Boyd Free download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë William Boyd It wasn't EXACTLY like reading a James Bond novel or watching a James Bond movie but it was very good and a real page turner And I enjoyed that it was written by a real literary author I had been a little put off initially that it's set in Africa I sometimes find Africa thrillers to be so brutal and grim that it's hard to

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