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5.0 out of 5 stars A good Fleming pastiche
Christopher Wood's novelisation of The Spy Who Loved Me, based on the film screenplay co-written by Wood and Richard Mabaium is an interesting read. This is mainly to do with how Wood re-tools the book as an Ian Fleming pastiche.

Today, the publication of a new James Bond novel happens regularly, but when TSWLM was published in 1977, there had only been two new...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The spy who loved me
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good Fleming pastiche, 22 Jun 2013
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Mr. D. K. Smith (South Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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Christopher Wood's novelisation of The Spy Who Loved Me, based on the film screenplay co-written by Wood and Richard Mabaium is an interesting read. This is mainly to do with how Wood re-tools the book as an Ian Fleming pastiche.

Today, the publication of a new James Bond novel happens regularly, but when TSWLM was published in 1977, there had only been two new Bond books since the death of Ian Fleming in the mid 1960's - Kingsley Amis' Colonel Sun and John Pearson's James Bond - The Authorised Biography.

Although the basic plot of the book is the same as the film, it is much darker and violent in tone. Wood produces a decent pastiche of Fleming's style and various Fleming traits - such as giving the villian a detailed backstory - are present and correct.

This means that the book is a good read in its own right and is much more worthwhile than the later Dalton/Brosnan novelisations by John Gardner and Raymond Benson which tended to be much more faithful to their source material.

In summary, Christopher Wood's TSWLM is a curio that is well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 20 Jan 2014
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Shame the film wasn't more like this... Thoroughly enjoyable read, Wood 's Bond is very much in the mould of Fleming's original, being portrayed as a cold, dispassionate assassin with a penchant for latent violence. Highly recommended reading for any Bond fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Bond adventure!, 28 July 2013
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Christopher Wood was the first author to write novelizations of the 007 films, starting with The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. TSWLM is very different from Fleming's original novel, as it follows the plot of the film and is from Bond's perspective. Fans of the film and indeed the 007 canon will no doubt enjoy this novelization.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The spy who loved me, 2 Aug 2014
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This was ok
I require this to my grandad
There was way to much French

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