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    (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd 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 James Bond was involved in the pre production of the 60´s TV series about spies The Man from UNCLE And Flemi

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    Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd 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 t

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    (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd Bond is sent to Zanzarin to help end the civil war in the Africa countryBoyd really captures the essence of Flemings original novels both in Bond’s character and the tone of the writingBoth London and the fictional African country is brilliantly brought to lifeIt’s a great fun ready an enjoyable addition to the cannon

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    Read & download Solo by William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd William Boyd Þ 0 Review 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

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    Read & download Solo by William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd William Boyd Þ 0 Review 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 b

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    Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd 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

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    Read & download Solo by William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd William Boyd Þ 0 Review 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 I

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    Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd William Boyd Þ 0 Review So James Bond heads to a small war torn African republic Fair enough What’s the point in William Boyd writing

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    (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd 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 great deal better than I'd expectedSaying that the main problem is not so much the plot but the storytelling This isn't a thriller by any means as it lacks urgency Not uneventful but with little incident

  10. says: (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd William Boyd Þ 0 Review Read & download Solo by William Boyd

    (New) [Solo by William Boyd] Author William Boyd It wasn't EXACTLY like reading a James Bond novel or watching a James Bond movie but it was very good and a real page turner And I enjoyed that it was written by a real literary author I had been a little put off initially that it's set in Africa I sometimes find Africa thrillers to be so brutal and grim that it's hard to bear but Boyd writes

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  • Hardcover
  • 325
  • Solo by William Boyd
  • William Boyd
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9780224097475

Read & download Solo by William Boyd

Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd Solo by William Boyd Review á 100 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 world through his eyes I did not find him attractive or admirable in any way His disassociation from humanity is chilling and the paranoid lies he tells himself to justify his self induced isolation are creepy The title is well chosen Bond is utterly aloneThe really disturbing thing is that the Bond of the movies and the Bond of this book are actually one and the same at no point does William Boyd deviate from canon And since I always found movie Bond pretty attractive I have to ask myself what does this say about meI fear my days of drooling over Daniel Craig may be over

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Solo by William Boyd

Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd Solo by William Boyd Review á 100 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. 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 great deal better than I d expectedSaying that the main problem is not so much the plot but the storytelling This isn t a thriller by any means as it lacks urgency Not uneventful but with little incident and almost no action until the halfway mark Scenes occur so we can revisit them once something happens Without a proper mission or megalomaniac to hunt the pace flagsFleming s cardinal rule borrowed from pulp fiction was keep the plot flying and they won t see the plot holes Here they appear cavernous as chapters end with little coercing you to start the next Without head to head showdowns over cardscarsgolf 007 wilts amid a conspiracy The girls and henchmen are well characterised but fail to loom largeIn fairness the twists are good and it s an easy read I enjoyed it as a romance in the same old fashioned sense that applied to Fleming s workview spoilerThe story has all the elements that are compulsory for a Bond novel Martinis fast cars a sinister villain beautiful and intriguing women falling at the hero s feet But the style is definitely recognisable as Boyd s and it s better for it It doesn t seem lightweight or overly improbable Boyd sends Bond off to Africa with a mission to speed the ending of a civil war in a fictitious oil rich African state This is a good move Boyd knows Africa and many of his best novels are set there The wartime setting and political nature feel believable than a closer to home mad villain bent on world domination style plot After celebrating his 45th birthday alone at The Dorchester Bond is sent to Zanzarim to bring a speedy end to the civil war in the country which has seen the delta region of the country split to form the Democratic Republic of Dahum Before leaving for Africa Bond visits Gabriel Adeka the rebel leader s brother who runs AfriKIN a London based charity who send aid to Dahumni children Gabriel tells Bond that he is not in contact with his brother Solomon as the pair have fallen outOn his arrival in Zanzarim Bond is aided by a local agent who introduces herself as Efua Blessing Ogilvy Grant The two travel from the capital city to the rebel enclave but are attacked shortly before reaching their destination and taken captive by Kobus Breed a mercenary assisting the rebels The group are attacked on their return journey and Ogilvy Grant goes missing in the confusion while Bond escapesBond proceeds to the enclave where he is met by Breed who accepts Bond s cover as a journalist Bond meets Solomon Adeka and realises that the leader will shortly die of cancer his mission to kill Adeka is needless Bond sees supply flights of arms and euipment coming into the country all funded by billionaire Hulbert Linck the aeroplanes all show the AfriKIN name on the fuselage When Adeka dies a few days later Bond tries to leave the country on one of the supply flights but is confronted by Breed and Blessing who both shoot him and leave him to dieBond is saved by a journalist he befriended and returns to the UK where he spends time in a military hospital After discharging himself he decides to go on a revenge mission against Breed and Ogilvy Grant Discovering AfriKIN has relocated to Washington DC Bond travels to the US and tracks down both of them at the AfriKIN offices While conducting surveillance against the company Bond is briefly detained by Brigham Leiter nephew of Felix of the CIA who explains Ogilvy Grant also works for the CIABond meets Ogilvy Grant who assures him that she shot to wound him in order that Breed would not shoot them both The following day Bond watches a mercy flight bringing in maimed and injured Zanzarimi children he dines alone and returns to his hotel to find that Breed has killed Ogilvy GrantBond attacks the house where Breed is staying with the children and incapacitates the mercenary leaving him for dead He establishes that the children are being used as drug mules to smuggle raw heroin into the country and locates Solomon Adeka who had not been killed in Africa but been turned into a heroin addict in order to control him Adeka s older brother had been killed in London ensuring Solomon became chief of the tribe whose lands held massive amounts of oil as he was an addict these rights were signed away in favour of Hulbert Linck Linck was killed by the CIA during the raid on the house hide spoiler

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Read & download Ý PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ William Boyd Solo by William Boyd Review á 100 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