Friday, August 21, 2015
Anthony Horowitz Adopts Ian Fleming's Voice For James Bond Continuation Novel, 'Trigger Mortis'
Rosemary Neill at the Australian offers a piece on Anthony Horowitz, the author of the next James Bond continuation novel.
“I know I’m in a minority and it’s been a hugely successful film, but it seems to me that the character Daniel Craig portrays in is not James Bond. James Bond does not drink Heineken beer. He doesn’t get worn out when he’s trying to do press-ups. He isn’t conflicted. He isn’t in love with M, not with Judi Dench anyway ... for the purist, it wasn’t Bond.’’
... Interestingly, Horowitz has incorporated about 500 words written by Fleming into the new novel, which also sees the return of heroine Pussy Galore, a lesbian and sometime Bond lover, as well as SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency that features in the early novels. Fleming’s description and dialogue are drawn from his work for a television series that was set aside after the first Bond film, , stormed the box office in 1962. One of those stories, titled , “leapt out’’ at Horowitz, even though “I knew nothing about Grand Prix”.
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