Looking for new Bond-like novel to read
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A great article toolroomtrustee, thanks for posting it!
There are a couple of the authors he mentions I have read (wilbur smith, desmond bagley, jack higgins and alistair maclean) and while their stories are very good they lack something ian fleming had ... I don't know what though.
The bond books were more than just thrillers, I love the descriptions of bond's travels, clothes, cars, food, his drinks and how many cigarettes he smokes (a great opening line in casino royale I think it is where we get introduced to bond with the words; "...bond smoked his 60th cigarette of the day..." or words to that effect :)
I'll certainly look out for some of the writers mentioned in the article but I fear (I hope I'm wrong) they'll lack that 'fleming touch'.
Like deane_barker above I'd love to hear any recommendations of books people have read where they thought; "this could have been written by fleming ..."
well he ceratinly never thought of his bond books as 'literature', he described the stories as; “James Bond is the feverish dreams of the author of what he might have been--bang, bang, bang, kiss, kiss, that sort of stuff. It’s what you would expect of an adolescent mind--which I happen to possess.”