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05-28-10, 05:39 AM
I've enjoyed the books that I've read by Deaver, but he seems like a strange fit for Bond:

U.S. writer chosen for new 007 novel
By Jennifer Quinn, The Associated Press

LONDON - Chill the vodka and dust off the martini glass. James Bond is back.

A new novel featuring the world's most famous secret agent is set to be published next year, the family company of Bond creator Ian Fleming said Friday.

The as-yet untitled book carries the top-secret code name "Project X," and will be written by American novelist Jeffery Deaver, best known for his series of thrillers featuring forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme.

It's scheduled to be published May 28, 2011 which would have been Fleming's 103rd birthday. It comes nearly 60 years after the publication of "Casino Royale," the first novel to feature 007.

Deaver said Fleming's work was important to him, "both literarily and personally."

"They appealed to me as wonderful stories but they also stood as singular examples of a thriller writer's craft," he said in a news release. "I learned, through osmosis as well as design, much technique from Mr. Fleming's work: compactness, attention to detail, heroic though flawed characters, fast-pacing, concrete imagery and straightforward prose."

05-28-10, 09:38 AM
I've never read Deaver, so not quite sure what to think. Will be curious to see how this plays out.

05-28-10, 05:20 PM
Wow I can't imagine Deaver writing a Bond novel...

Travis McClain
05-29-10, 06:48 PM
I've permitted myself one Ian Fleming novel a year since I first started reading them, and this year I'm finally going to finish off the series with Octopussy. I have read the Raymond Benson novels, but none of the others. I bought Devil May Care, but have held off reading it until I finish the ones by Fleming. I realize there's little risk of continuity spoilers or anything, but I just couldn't bring myself to read it. Even if I squeeze in Colonel Sun between those two, I'll still be caught up in time to read Project X next year. Then, all I gotta do is convince myself to finally break down and read the John Gardner run...

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