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Adventure and thrills. Who could ask for more?
on 8 February 2013
Impossible to read withouth seeing it in your minds eye.
I really have little to add to earlier reviewers except to confirm that the cons here are few, and relatively minor (a tendency to overelaboration in the descriptions, a rather dippy schoolgirl love interest), and that the pros easily outstrip them: The nightime car chase, the race to prevent an assasination in the Med, and the Finale aboard an airplane are all cinematic in scope, and made me feel like I was reading the novelization of a new Bond Movie (which may be damning with faint praise, but is not intended that way).
All told, a great Reboot of the franchise, and one which was as enjoyable in January 2013 as it was when I read it as a schoolkid back in the 80s. Licence Renewed (James Bond 1)