Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ah, Mr Faulks, we've been expecting you
John Crace writing in The Guardian, Wednesday May 28, 2008

Pussy Galore threw back the blankets, exposing her firm, naked breasts. "Come to bed," she purred.
Faulks stiffened, his senses alert to muffled footsteps outside on the hotel landing. "Get back in your basket, Pussy," he barked.
The door swung open.
Moneypenny burst in. She stared quizzically at Pussy, before allowing her gaze to take in the half-finished vodka martinis and Armani dinner jacket that lay strewn across the floor of the George V penthouse suite.

That's good, Sebastian," she nodded. "Very good. You've got the casual sexism and double entendre down to a T. Just make sure you keep the brand names coming and the sentences short."

Faulks, whose Bond novel, Devil May Care, is published today, is only the latest writer to take up the Bond franchise. After Ian Fleming died in 1964, Kingsley Amis, writing as Robert Markham, revived 007 with Colonel Sun in 1968. Between 1981 and 1996, John Gardner wrote 14 Bond novels - equalling Fleming's output - and when he retired, the American, Raymond Benson, knocked out a further 12.
The full story at The Guardian online.
And for an exclusive interview with Faulks in The Times.

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