Friday, June 8, 2012

Characters Brought Back From The Brink

In light of crime thriller writer Ian Rankin announcing the return of his popular fictional police inspector John Rebus, the British newspaper the Guardian looks at other authors who have revived their characters.

Other authors who breathed new life into old heroes include Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, John Updike, Anthony Burgess and even John le Carré

You can read the rest of the interesting piece via the below link:

Note: I disagree with the Guardian writer when he states " the consensus among buffs is From Russia With Love is the last great Bond novel."

Like many Fleming "buffs," I think From Russia With Love is the best Bond novel, but Fleming wrote On Her Majesty's Secret Service later on and many Fleming fans, like me, consider this novel to be one of Fleming's best.     

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