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Solo by William Boyd

N leads him to Washington DC where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrorsEven if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment. It s 1968 and James bond turning 45 years old is sent into a dirty war in AfricaThis is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather it s boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain isn t strong enough to hold any sort of interest It s like a 1970 s moral euivalence type novel Canu Cynnar intrigue and witnesses fresh horrorsEven La bondad de los extraños if Bond succeeds Willy the Wizard in exacting his revenge a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment. It s 1968 and James bond turning 45 years old Off-side is sent Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) into a dirty war Enséñame más in AfricaThis Wonder (The Books of Marvella, is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set it s boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase isn t strong enough to hold any sort of The Tunnel interest It s like a 1970 s moral euivalence type novel

Summary Solo by William Boyd

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo recklessly motivated by revengeA seasoned veteran of the service 007 is sent to single handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzari. HmmIt s not that I didn t like this book it s well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it s that it turns out I really don t like James BondThis came as something of a shock I ve always enjoyed the films especially Skyfall starring the immensely talented Daniel Craig Bond is glamorous witty strong loyal balletically violent looks great in a tux everything I could want in an action hero The thing is though is that with a movie you re carried along by the spectacle You are invited to enjoy and then a couple of hours later to basically forget all about it Action flicks don t invite you to reflect on the psychological realities of a life of sustained violence They don t bring you inside the protagonist s head or confront you with the effects of a life devoid of meaningful personal relationships Solo does all of these things It s not pleasant James Bond is basically a humourless misogynist substance abusing psychopath I did not enjoy being in his head or seeing the wo

Summary ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ William Boyd

M Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice Bond's renegade actio. Published 08102013Author William BoydRecommended for fans of action booksWilliam Boyd is a very good and talented author and I think he did a brilliant job with this book It was compeling keeps your attention the storyline is also very good I think that people who enjoy the original Ian Fleming James Bond books will enjoy this book as well As I love James Bond I was abit sceptical about reading a James Bond book not written by Iam Fleming but I must admit I really really enjoyed reading this book It was packed full of action that was described in amazing detail it felt like you were actually there with them It is a seriously good read and a refreshing one with the writing style of William Boyd coming through as a uniue writer who isn t trying to be Ian Fleming


About the Author: William Boyd

A Good Man in Africa 1981 was publishedBoyd spent eight years in academia during which time his first film Good and Bad at Games was made When he was offered a college lecturership which would mean spending time teaching he was forced to choose between teaching and writingBoyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Novelists' in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council He also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the same year and is also an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres He has been presented with honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of St Andrews Stirling and Glasgow He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005Boyd has been with his wife Susan since they met as students at Glasgow University and all his books are dedicated to her His wife is editor at large of Harper's Bazaar magazine and they currently spend about thirty to forty days a year in the US He and his wife have a house in Chelsea West London but spend most of the year at their chateau in Bergerac in south west France where Boyd produces award winning wines



10 thoughts on “Solo by William Boyd

  1. says:

    With Licence to Read BOND ONLY BOND The Year 1969The place West AfricaThe Mission Oh something easyjust to stop a civil warBond only BondI had good expectations about this new novel about James BondThe first thing that I liked it was the title of the book Solo I liked it since I know that Ian Fleming creator of J

  2. says:

    HmmIt's not that I didn't like this book it's well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it's that it turns out I

  3. says:

    Bond is sent to Zanzarin to help end the civil war in the Africa countryBoyd really captures the essence of Flemings orig

  4. says:

    The book opens with a chapter where Bond looks back on the first time where he as a young soldier in the aftermath of the invasion in Normandy 1944for the first time faces death And is actually fine reading and shows a promise for the bookThen 007 gets shipped of the Africa where he is supposed to end a civil war by taking out the leader of one of the parties involved It all goes of course horrible wrong and Bond ends up being te

  5. says:

    I think it's important to remember when a new Bond book comes out that this isn't and never will be an Ian Fleming Bond book What Faulks did with his writing as Ian Fleming was a nice gimmick for want of a better phrase but i've always felt that the continuation of the Bond franchise in book form always works best when a

  6. says:

    Published 08102013Author William BoydRecommended for fans of action booksWilliam Boyd is a very good and talented author and I thin

  7. says:

    It's 1968 and James bond turning 45 years old is sent into a dirty war in AfricaThis is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather it's boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain isn't strong enough to hold any sort of interest It's like a 1970's moral euivalence type novel

  8. says:

    So James Bond heads to a small war torn African republic Fair enough What’s the point in William Boyd writing a Bond novel if he doesn’t do the stuff which interests him?It’s 1969 and Bond is sent to Zanzarim a fictional country caught up in a drawn out civil war Oil has been discovered and it’s up to Bond to bring this conflict to a swift conclusion From there we have double agents triple agents psych

  9. says:

    Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalment in the Bond series He has written good uality spy stories of his own and also has a track record of novels set in exotic locales He doesn't disappoint here In fact this was a g

  10. says:

    As some who has never read a 007 novel or spy novels in general This was my first book that I read about the famous double a

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