A new Anthony Horowitz Bond novel...

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  • ggl007ggl007 SpainPosts: 388MI6 Agent
    Thanks a lot, Revelator!!

    FYI: Talking with Horowitz... enter Dennis Calero! :o :D -{

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  • MrGoreMrGore Posts: 129MI6 Agent
    Bond on the 1950s French Riviera sounds sweet. Oh, Yes. Can't wait.

    I think it takes cojones to write a prequel to CR. Props to Horowitz. I hope he can do something interesting.

    Trigger Mortis had lots of good stuff in it. It was just a relief to get Bond back in the 1950s after some of the truly awful novels with modern settings.

    Please get someone good to read the audiobook. The actor who read TM put me to sleep before the end of Chapter One. Sounded like he'd taken some Camomile tea to relax before starting the read.
  • JET007JET007 Austin, TXPosts: 168MI6 Agent
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.
    @JaviTru on Twitter and @TheBondIsNotEnough on Instagram. Occasional contributor to thejamesbonddossier.com
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,415MI6 Agent
    JET007 wrote:
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.

    That would be great. He has the best voice of all the Bonds so far.
    Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    JET007 wrote:
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.

    That would be great. He has the best voice of all the Bonds so far.
    Well...Moore in his mid Bond days comes close for me.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    zaphod99 wrote:
    JET007 wrote:
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.

    That would be great. He has the best voice of all the Bonds so far.


    Shurely you jesht?

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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,734MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    JET007 wrote:
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.

    That would be great. He has the best voice of all the Bonds so far.
    Well...Moore in his mid Bond days comes close for me.

    Agreed, Roger had a great narrator's voice too. -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,443MI6 Agent
    Do we have a date for the new book yet?
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    May 31st. (Almost Fleming's birthday, May 28th)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    "Do we have a date for the new book yet?"

    I was going to say, I'm free on the 27th but I'll expect
    dinner and dancing. I'm High Maintenance but I think I'm
    worth it. ;)


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    Can't wait to get stuck in to another Bond adventure. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • JET007JET007 Austin, TXPosts: 168MI6 Agent
    "Do we have a date for the new book yet?"

    I was going to say, I'm free on the 27th but I'll expect
    dinner and dancing. I'm High Maintenance but I think I'm
    worth it. ;)


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    Can't wait to get stuck in to another Bond adventure. -{

    I've got my Macallan and Vespers ready!
    @JaviTru on Twitter and @TheBondIsNotEnough on Instagram. Occasional contributor to thejamesbonddossier.com
  • onemonk909onemonk909 Posts: 65MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    JET007 wrote:
    I wonder how much it would cost to have Daniel Craig read it? He's done video games, why not books? He doesn't have to get dressed up or work out, just vocalize Bond. Could be cool.

    That would be great. He has the best voice of all the Bonds so far.

    Don't want to disagree with you all, but I'd put forward Toby Stephens as the man for the job -- I think he does a great job of voicing Bond in the BBC radio plays.
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com/news/updated-forever-and-a-day-artwork-on-amazon-uk.htm

    The cover art for the UK edition of Forever And a Day has emerged in recent days, and my anticipation for the novel is starting to grow. On first impressions, this cover is certainly not going to rank amongst my favourite James Bond novel covers, but to be fair I can't think of many continuation novel covers besides the early Gardners that stand out for me. So overall, I guess this new cover isn't bad. I like how the yacht and wake has a bullet-like appearance.
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    There is also a little teaser video for the new novel out now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZjAltbcRwc
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,407Chief of Staff
    I think the cover is hideous X-(
    YNWA 97
  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,012MI6 Agent
    The cover looks like it should be on a romance novel set on a cruise. For a book about Bond's roots a navy ship would've been better.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    I think it represents a speeding bullet but what do I know...
    Not bad, actually.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,991Chief of Staff
    It's not the worst (though very far from the best) and won't stop me buying it.
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    The cover started to grow on me when I saw the full jacket...

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    One reason may be that I got excited about seeing the Jonathan Cape logo on the spine of a Bond novel again.
  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,012MI6 Agent
    Oh wow okay, that is pretty cool. A Beretta 92 though, why?
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    JTM wrote:
    Oh wow okay, that is pretty cool. A Beretta 92 though, why?

    The cover designers probably saw the word Beretta in the text and just used whatever image they could find, without taking the model into account.
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,604MI6 Agent
    cool cover. a bit like the surrealisms typical in the film credits.
    I'm glad to see Flemings name is a bit smaller in this layout. After seeing the actual synopsis from Murder on Wheels which inspired Horowitz, I believe placing Fleming's name in such a big font was dishonest advertising.

    Still curious of course what exactly the new Fleming content will be. If I read the above posted interview correctly, its not any actual origin-related content, so is Horowitz taking another unused TV episode plot and backdating it to before the events of Casino...? I guess we'll just have to wait to find out.

    Perhaps, to be fair, 1960 was getting to be an impossibly busy year for James Bond, with the five small adventures already described in FYEO and now the rather larger adventure declassified in Horowitz's first book. Maybe he felt the need to shuffle the remaining TV plots around a bit, to even out Bond's chronological workload.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,611MI6 Agent
    It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller, but the cover isn't bad.

    I hope the story about Bond's first kill. One of the two kills was a Norwegian in Stockholm, and I know I'm not the only one here who would like to see a Norwegian killed in Bond novel :D
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,604MI6 Agent
    24 wrote:
    It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller
    good point eh? the words James Bond are the tiniest text on the cover. Usually they'd be the biggest.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,611MI6 Agent
    They should have made the 007-symbol larger, the words "with origional material by Ian Fleming" smaller and perhaps made the sea darker.I doubt the material from Fleming is a large percentage of the book, and the people who put great stock in Fleming as a source will discover his involvert anyway.
    The basic consept of the artwork is good.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,734MI6 Agent
    Sometimes I think less is more with James Bond novel covers or they become too much of a generic thriller cover. It's like what they did with the Never Send Flowers covers with a dragonfly hovering over a blood-tipped rose. I predicted on MI6 Community that the wake of the boat (and the boat itself) represented a bullet in flight and it seems I was correct, from the expanded full cover.

    In any event, it's best not to judge a book by its cover. It's the content of the text inside the covers that counts the most! All the rest is just aesthetics. -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,611MI6 Agent
    Thrillers are judged by their cover more than most books.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I don't know what was wrong with a semi naked woman sitting
    Astride an oversized gun ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • angelicbondangelicbond Posts: 190MI6 Agent
    Having seen the full cover now I really like it. I think when we read the novel the cover will resonate even more.
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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,734MI6 Agent
    I don't know what was wrong with a semi naked woman sitting
    Astride an oversized gun ;)

    That went out in the 1970s, TP. Perhaps, sadly? :D

    That said, I've never been very keen on those Bond covers by Panther. There's more to Bond than that.
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
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