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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the film!
I don't normally read "books of the film" but after reading Benson's other two original Bond novels ("Zero Minus Ten" and "The Facts of Death") I decided to give this a try. I did not care much for the film. Benson, however, must have added his own bits (unless they were dropped from the final film) which made the book much more...
Published on 30 Jan 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars A not-bad novelisation
As Raymond Benson's first Bond movie novelisation this is an entertaining, but workmanlike, read. This is one of the few movie books that does not simply ape the movie, as it is based on a version of the script that was not used, and contains many interesing sequences and sub plots that never made it to the screen. The area where the book fails is mainly in the action...
Published on 11 Jun 2003 by J. Giles


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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the film!, 30 Jan 1999
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This review is from: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
I don't normally read "books of the film" but after reading Benson's other two original Bond novels ("Zero Minus Ten" and "The Facts of Death") I decided to give this a try. I did not care much for the film. Benson, however, must have added his own bits (unless they were dropped from the final film) which made the book much more entertaining than the movie. The characters were more fleshed out and the plot made more sense. Not as top-notch as Benson's two original books, but still a surisingly good read. Well done!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A not-bad novelisation, 11 Jun 2003
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This review is from: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
As Raymond Benson's first Bond movie novelisation this is an entertaining, but workmanlike, read. This is one of the few movie books that does not simply ape the movie, as it is based on a version of the script that was not used, and contains many interesing sequences and sub plots that never made it to the screen. The area where the book fails is mainly in the action sequences, which are too vaguely described and never really come together. This is made up for somewhat in the excellent dialogue and a genuine effort on the part of the author to flesh out the characters.
On the whole, I would say this book is inferior to the novels of GoldenEye and The World is not Enough, but would reccomend it over the book of Die Another Day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good first novelisation from Benson, 2 Jun 2001
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This review is from: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
I was pleased with this novelisation of the film Tomorrow never dies by Raymond Benson. As with his, 'The World is not enough' tie-in he ellaborates and fleshes-out the characters more than the film was able to and also adds his own scenes which may or may not have been taken from the film's final cut. My favourite part was where he described Carver's past and how he sought revenge on his father for disowning him. However, the ending in this book was not as action packed as the one in the movie which was a bit disappointing. Overall though I liked this book and comparing it to all the other Benson novels it does rank highly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nope Nope Nope., 22 July 2014
This review is from: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
Such utter garbage with glaring continuity errors - even for a secret agent it's pretty impossible to glare at someone while you're supposedly unconscious and since when does James Bond blow kisses at people? Just no.
It feels like no one actually bothered to read this before they made it into a book.
Granted, making a novel from a Pierce Brosnan film is like polishing a turd but it's still awful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind, 23 Aug 2010
This review is from: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
It's been a while since I wanted to acquire this book, finally got it now. Simply great.
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