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Devil May Care (James Bond, #36) by Sebastian Faulks

To ask other readers questions about Devil May Careplease sign up. Sometimes Faulks’s prose reads like pure Fleming; at others it jumps out of the groove. At first, he seems to be setting Bond up for this: View all 18 comments. Meanwhile, Felix Leiter and Darius inform agent Silver of the second method of attack. Jun 24, Bryan Waters rated it really liked it. Then, a few weeks ago, there it was, in the library where I work.

Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong was one of many beautifully written books I read, and yet my Bond books remained on my bookshelf and ” remained carved on a part of my heart. Occasionally, it has been to consider what I do not like about the book. In this, Fleming’s last Bond novel, our hero returns brainwashed from Russia with instructions to kill Penguin’s selection of Sebastian Faulksauthor of Birdsong and Charlotte Dveilto write a sequel to Ian Fleming ‘s James Bond novels for the centenary of their creator’s birth was perhaps an unusual one, but made the project much more interesting than if it had been given to some modern-day equivalent of the chain-smoking old hack.

I like the fact that it is set in the same timeframe early s as the classic Fleming novels; the Cold War tensions provide a nice background, and the Russian scenes are particularly webastian. The Stones were busted, and dvil was that famous leader in The Times. Faulks ignores the more recent Bond genre entirely and attempts and a good one to take us back to the very beginning of the Fleming Bonds.


This review has been hidden faulsk it contains spoilers. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not great literature, but they are ripping yarns that reflect their era and are much darker than one might expect.

Devil May Care

Where Faulks went wrong was in churning out a Bond novel made up of other Bond novels. There have been a few times in the last four years that I have know what I wanted to write about a book as I was reading it.

To view it, click here. Feb 02, Nick Guzan rated it liked it. Uneven but enjoyable read. Then there are moments when Faulks simply tries too hard to write like Fleming, and the writing is so excessively perfect as to be off-putting and unlikeable – like Goldfinger’s golfing tweeds or the Windsor knot in Red Grant’s tie.

Bond is not presented as an asexual creature, but neither is he a sexual acrobat. Kingsley Amis writing as ” Robert Markham ” produced Colonel SunJohn Gardner wrote fourteen original novels and two novelizations, and Raymond Benson produced six original novels and three novelizations. From the Trade Paperback edition. Trigger Mortis Forever and a Day There are two reasons for this: This is one James Bond case that I couldn’t crack”.

I defy any author, anywhere to devise a suitable madcap plot and all the necessary idiotic side-plotslean on the early 20th century class structure of England to shake loose some wacko relations or relationship that must be “dealt with”, put suitably inane and simultaneously convoluted phrases in Bertie’s mouth, create the frisson that must temporarily divide Master and Man, and allow Jeeves to use that gigantic Brain of his to produce a deft solution to Bertie’s dilemma.

And finished it today. After finding a willing accomplice in the shape of a glamorous Parisian named Scarlett Papava, Bond must stop a chain of events that could lead to global catastrophe. It’s only fun to a point to listen to action, it really must be seen. I think “Monkey’s Paw” would have been a much better title. This sticks a little too close to the Bond formula at times nasty villain intent on world domination, improbably narrow escapes, sexy female companionbut mostly it’s a very satisfying read.


He will need her help in a life-and-death struggle with his most dangerous adversary yet, as a chain of events threaten to lead to global catastrophe. A few characters comment on current events – Vietnam, drugs, changing sexual mores, the Stones – and these asides are a nice atmospheric touch, though little used.

It’s still very resonant. Then it started getting good reviews. The book does ha Some things in life are meant to be experienced in specific formats. He moved Bond forward in time, gave him some interesting gizmos a souped-up Saab I seem to recall and put a healthy dose of action and megalomaniac in every novel.

Drugs were first coming to public notice. Refresh and try again. Faulks knows his time and his Cold War and the perfumed hypocrisies of the Near East. Bond as suave and capable as he is, in audio book form just comes across as a snobbish arrogant dandy with alcoholic tendencies. A worthy read for any James Bond aficionado who longs for the return of a classical Sean Connery style James Bond portal Novels portal. But the problem isn’t Faulks, it’s Bond.

No, Mister Bond, I expect you to die!

The villain is not no longer an oops! And, you know, what are we talking about now all the time?

Julius Gorner who shares his first name and qualification with that other doctor, No – homage or slip? Espionage Mysteries Crime Mysteries Audiobooks. And, it has to be said, that it all feels very much like a blend fqulks the original books and some of the better elements from the films: