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Carte Blanche, the new James Bond novel by Jeffrey Deaver, review

In my mind, Bond has to save the world – he is almost like Flash Gordon, saviour of the Universe! His unsuccessful action in Serbia seems to have a bigger impact than anyone suspected. I found my interest wandering and spent a good deal of the book somewhat bored with it. Still, I guess the problem is it’s not bkanche Bond. Refresh and try again. Bond had it under control all along with hurried post-mortem explanations of previously hidden vital information of Bond’s actions.

Because there is no mistake that his English-ness is one of the things that has endured in Bond. Faulks is a clever writer and he tried to do it. Order by newest oldest recommendations. He shoots people, has sex, has a few drinks, adjusts deavee tie and gets on with it – for England.

Carte Blanche First edition cover. For someone who is supposed to be the smooth ladies man Deaver totally missed the mark here. Got half way and gave up reading it. Ooh Mr Deaver, you are naughty. He literally never goes into deavver situation without a backup plan, as readers will discover in this novel. A very good book. Here we get the first I’ve actually gotten into. It’s a shame, because what he gets right is wonderful. Dec 07, Michael rated it really liked it.


I was very happy that he didn’t go the route of the new movies in the rebooted series the bane of carts Bond fandom and make him blanhe SAS special forces brute.

Known as the Rag-and-Bone man, he owns Greenway International, the world’s largest disposal and recycling company. If you like Deaver, you will like this book.

It is a sad caricature of the man we know rather than a reboot of the man we wanted. The rendition aspect was a nice, satisfying touch, but again, not very Bondian that actually felt more like something that should happen in Deaver isn’t the best of the continuation authors my favorite is Raymond Bensonbut he certainly isn’t the worst that would be the thankfully one-off Sebastian Faulks.

If the films can manage to do this, then surely literature should?

The plot was interesting and it took our favorite secret agent to new places, but the pacing felt off. There will be big spoilers from here on out His instincts – both for conventions and their undermining – served Fleming well. It was good fun.

I expected Deaver to be a slightly more highbrow writer. Bond is uncomfortable with the conclusion, feeling that there are too many loose ends at hand. With the help of Hydt’s personal assistant, Bond is able to stop the attack. Severan Hydt is a fascinating specimen, a man obsessed with waste and decay to such an extent that he even secures a romantic partner that reflects his infatuation with degradation.

There was a suspicion that the highly regarded literary novelist viewed this excursion into genre as slumming it, and that the resulting book was little more than an exercise in pastiche. His apartment decorations reflect sentimentality. How did Deaver do? I would recommend some of the early Lincoln Rhyme novels.

Otherwise, the ODG is almost exactly the same as Bond’s traditional MI6 surroundings, making one wonder why the change happened at all. All in all, Deaver successfully transplanted Bond into Sep 04, Ted Ceide rated it it was amazing. Seems like old times, with the novel free from any baggage that might otherwise be remaining by keeping continuity with the John Gardner or Raymond Benson storylines.


Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver

Apr 15, Nicola rated it did not like it. This was a close one. In this iteration, it seems as if Bond has a super iPhone that he carries around with him that contains all the known apps in the world — plus a few that seemed to be invented on the spot.

Gone is the wit and subtlety of his personality. One I blame on circumstance and the other on the author. Deaver jeffery he has always been a devoted Bond fan.

Any mission that undertakes bloodies him dexver in the end. I had hoped on the strength of Deavers own work he would have chosen for a more Flemingesque story. Aborting his planned evacuation, Bond returns to Hydt’s facility to find that Leiter has been attacked meffery an unknown assailant and a local CIA asset has been murdered. The villains are a businessman willing to do some horrific things for money, and an idealist who has lost sight of what is right. M, Moneypenny and Mary Goodnight are all present and recognisable none of this reinventing M as a womanthough Q has become a cricket-loving techno wizard of Indian heritage named Sanu Hirani, and Bond’s most trusted gadget is an advanced version of the iPhone nicknamed, naturally, the iQphone with all manner of apps for surveillance.

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