- Series: James Bond Novels (Hardcover)
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Harper; 1st edition (September 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062395106
- ISBN-13: 978-0062395108
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 292 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trigger Mortis: With Original Material by Ian Fleming (James Bond Novels (Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 8, 2015
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“Impressive…. The sturdy plot involves a suitably diabolical and grandiose scheme. An excellent mimic of Fleming’s prose, Horowitz delivers an entertainment sure to please James Bond fans.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“Great fun…[for] readers who can’t get enough of James Bond at his coolest and suave-est.” (Seattle Times)
“Horowitz…delivers the tersely precise prose that makes Bond so compelling, but more than that, he also supplies touches of Fleming’s cruel poetry…. A brisk and effective ride.” (The Guardian)
“Horowitz has written a humdinger of a Bond story, so cunningly crafted and thrillingly paced that 007’s creator would have been happy to have owned it…from his brilliant first chapter on, Horowitz is a pitch-perfect mimic of the Fleming one-line punch….He even gets the clichés spot on.” (Simon Schama, Financial Times)
“The heart of any good thriller is the plot, and…Horowitz doesn’t disappoint. The action moves with high velocity…. Also stays true to the Bond of Fleming’s books.” (New York Times Book Review)
“As Bond-villain plots go, this is a clever one…. There are more than enough pleasures for even the strictest Bond aficionado in Trigger Mortis.… The book barely puts a foot wrong...” (Wall Street Journal)
“In Horowitz’s expert and mischievous hands, Bond hasn’t been scolded into becoming all things to all people. Instead, he’s still Bond, James Bond, license to do what he damn well likes.… Brilliant.… Thank goodness Mr. Horowitz has delivered us a great new story.” (Matthew Dunn, FoxNews.com)
“If Anthony Horowitz’s byline weren’t on the cover, readers could bring themselves to believe that the new James Bond thriller actually came from the late Ian Fleming’s typewriter. Trigger Mortis fits seamlessly among the original Cold War-era gems…. Bona fide Bond in every way.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
“…promises to be the best Fleming homage yet.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A new James Bond novel shakes and stirs the notoriously anachronistic superspy.” (Advocate.com)
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller Moriarty and the internationally bestselling The House of Silk, as well as the New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults. As a television screenwriter, he created Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War, both of which were featured on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to literature. He lives in London.
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persons who choose to be on their own, and with no intent to imply they are that way due to others. It's preferred and his job allows him to maintain
that lifestyle, only partially because the demands of the job work better with such a person. The caper he pursues is steeped in apparent early cold war jockeying, but ultimately due to another whacko-minded villain who sees things in a way only through his own twisted head. Bond is set to ensure he doesn't achieve his nut-bag goals.Horowitz captures the essence of his late British compatriot Fleming but doesn't infuse the tale with an over-abundance of "British-isms" in the telling. Like another loner AH invented, Foyle, his Bond shows real humanity versus coldness, but acts dispassionate when it is required.
I did think the book cover was a little misleading with 'original material by Ian Fleming'. It turns out only a few hundred words are his. However a great deal of the plot is, apparently, as it came from a proposed Bond TV series that went in the trash when they decided to film Dr No as a movie. And it's also true that there are several other short Fleming writings from this that probably will show up reasonably soon.
I highly recommend this book for any James Bond fan (or anyone curious about him) - I would rate this a very high 9.25 to 9.75 - it's nearly perfect guys!
Reads much easier that a true Ian Fleming novel.
If you like Bond, you'll like this book.
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