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"Nobody Lives Forever" - tell that to 007!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Never Send Flowers (James Bond novel) (Paperback)
After a slow but credible start at bringing James Bond into the modern literary world, John Gardner hits the mark with his fifth entry - "Nobody Lives Forever". Gardner's Bond is much less the playboy than creator Ian Fleming's 007 was but Gardner still puts the fine touches into an explosive, exciting, violent, and sexy chapter in the James Bond world. The plot is rather simple: SPECTRE returns and offer 10 million Swiss francs for 007's head - just the head. Miss Moneypenny and Bond's housekeeper May are kidnapped to lure him out into the open and he begins a globe-hopping search for them all while dodging assassins from every angle. This book has all of the familiar elements of the best of the Fleming novels and then some - it ranks as high as any of the Fleming novels - while still bringing 007 out to shine for a modern reader. If the braintrust at EON/MGM had any sense, this would be the next film project. Thank you John Gardner! Mr. Fleming would be proud!