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Topic: A new Anthony Horowitz Bond novel...

Thebookseller.com have published this article stating that Anthony Horowitz will return to write another Bond novel, to be published by Jonathan Cape. If this is true I think it is very good news, since I feel Trigger Mortis was one of the best continuation novels and it has been too long since an author has had the opportunity to have more than one shot at a Bond novel.

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Agreed ! ajb007/martini  I really enjoyed  Trigger Mortis,  and wanted him to write another.

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Great news for the literary James Bond continuation there. Like TP I wanted Mr Horowitz to return for another Bond novel so I am equally as delighted that he is. Good to hear that Fleming material is again being included too. 2018 will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Bond continuation project in print that started with the publication of Kingsley Amis' Colonel Sun back in March 1968.

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It would appear that the new novel will also include unpublished Fleming material: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLI3V8zB0oc/

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I can't wait!  This, with the seemingly instant follow-up installments of the Young Bond books, I don't think I've ever experienced a time when Bond novels were coming out in such a rapid succession!

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Very good news. I wouldn't have minded if the task had been handed to another new author, but I am more than happy to have Horowitz tackle it again.

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Absolutely fantastic news. Trigger Mortis was my favourite of the continuation novels. Apart from Amis, it was the most Fleming of all the books.

Surprised they didn't wait until tomorrow to announce it, being International James Bond Day and all, but either way I am absolutely delighted that Horowitz is back, with new original Fleming material to boot!

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ajb007/martini  pleased to hear this,  really enjoyed trigger mortis.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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The continuation novels have been hit and miss,  but Trigger Mortis was a one the very best. It makes sense to let Horowitz write more Bond novels. I'm looking forward to reading it. But should't this thread be sticky?

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Number24 wrote:

The continuation novels have been hit and miss,  but Trigger Mortis was a one the very best. It makes sense to let Horowitz write more Bond novels. I'm looking forward to reading it. But should't this thread be sticky?

Yes, you're right, Number24 and I too endorse this thread to be stickied in this literary section I most call home on AJB.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Here is another snippet of news about the new novel: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38238272

A strange comment by Horowitz is where he says that his "killer opening line" is "the only reason why I want to write the book."

Hopefully his enthusiasm ends up extending beyond the first page of the novel  ajb007/tongue

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So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?

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Barbel wrote:

So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?

Yes, I think that would be the best idea, Barbel, but others can give their opinion too.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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Silhouette Man wrote:
Barbel wrote:

So, do you want the other, older Horowitz thread unstuck in favour of this one becoming sticky?

Yes, I think that would be the best idea, Barbel, but others can give their opinion too.  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

This would be best.

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Maybe we can get it stickied then, if there are no objections?  ajb007/smile

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Sure!

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Barbel wrote:

Sure!

Great! Thanks, Barbel!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

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