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You had to be there...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Zero Minus Ten (James Bond 007) (Paperback)
I was lucky enough to be reading this as the Hong Kong handover to the Chinese was taking place, and that made it quite special. However, after reading it again, it is a very average, dare I say confused, James Bond story. I can't make up my mind as to whether Benson wishes to re-create the literary Bond, or the cinematic Bond, because they are similar but very different characters. Benson captures the latter fairly well, giving the reader the expectations at every turn that Bond will get into trouble, get out of it, get the girl and get away with it. He doesn't let you down. Not so convinced about the Hong Kong setting - some of the research was not up to scratch. Looking forward to the new story in Gibraltar.