3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Very, very bland,
This review is from: Devil May Care (James Bond) (Paperback)
This is so very disappointing. I suspect that some of the critics didn't read it prior to making the breathless, over-effusive comments which appear on the cover. Its an immature, shallow book which consists of plots and characters copied from Fleming originals (Goldfinger, Dr No, From Russia With Love, Moonraker)and thrown together in a disjointed, un-integrated manner.
Faulks is undoubtedly a superb author when one considers Birdsong, Charlotte Grey and others. Unfortunately, he also has Engleby and Human Traces to his name, which could win awards for being so extremely dire. Sadly,in certain ways, Devil May Care is even worse than these, as Faulks clearly tried to create works of literature in Engleby and Human Traces, but one gets the impression that he gave scant thought to his Bond task, cutting and pasting a loose assortment of paragraphs from Fleming's books, and padding it out with pages of irrelevant information.