“The face of war is changing. The other side doesn’t play by the rules much anymore. There’s thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of. James Bond as you’ve never sen him before in the smashing new thriller and #1 international bestseller from Jeffrey Deaver. A Night Action alert calls James. In “Carte Blanche,” Jeffery Deaver brings James Bond back to life, again.

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But what the Fleming aficionado will inevitably notice here are the differences, which turn this latest escapade into what feels, and should feel, like one of those things that are very popular these days: So no carhe pay phones for our hero. New James Bond by Deaver. First, Bond isn’t as ruthless as he should be.

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The first time this writer device was used I felt annoyed. Deaver writes an economical style of prose, succinct and parsimonious. This will, probably be my last James Bond novel, that I read. But Flemming cleverly tempered this personalty with the background of a tragic childhood and the product of an English boarding school upbringing resulting in a longing to look up to authority father figures such as ‘M’.

Deaver’s Bond is quite recognisably Bond, but a new, streamlined incarnation for a new generation of global catre. He lives in the present and for the moment, and seizes opportunity when and where it appears–be it a chance to infiltrate a potential enemy stronghold, despite a lack of fall-back options; or a high-speed drive in a bllanche car on winding, back-country roads. He doesn’t always charm the girls, and he employs a largely defensive form of fighting. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Deaver knows psychology and it shines here. Return to Book Page. To protect the Realm, by any means necessary.


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Customers who bought this item also bought. However, there is something about the James Bond character that works with both authors. I quite liked Carte Blanche. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I don’t understand why Deaver didn’t use Major Boothroyd Q in the movies, though I believe the book writers, for some reason, aren’t allowed to call him Q, which seems incredibly silly and shortsightedly territorial, but whatever as the head of Q branch.

The villain is a childish cardboard cut-out, and there’s LOTS of detail on the food people order. Some general thoughts about this book – I’ve never read any works by Deaver before, but I certainly hope he writes more James Bond, as I definitely want to read more.

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It seems Deaver wanted to comment on the fact that there is a large Indian population in England, but thought making him Indian would be enough to create a character. In my opinion, despite some flaws, the author does just that.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The prospect of those millions of fans looking over your shoulder, nit-picking at every potential failure of tone or detail, must daunt even hlanche most ardent admirer of Ian Fleming’s urbane hero. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Blxnche Fleming and Jeffrey Deaver have two remarkably different styles.

Carte Blanche is a good James Bond and it’s a good Jeffery Deaver; but with a little more attention to convention it could have been great. Jun 17, fleurette rated it really liked it Shelves: Bond escapes by improvising an explosive device. Especially other people who lack his all consuming passion for life at the edge and all its finest rewards and pleasures. As Deaver envisions him, Bond is in his mid-thirties and is resolute in his cause to “protect blanchee Realm, at all costs.


Carte Blanche is the first novel in the Bond series to get a reboot; a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and former smoker. I really wanted to love this book, to slap 5 stars up and tell the world to go and enjoy this while the 3rd Daniel Craig movie takes yet another long year to film.

I was excited to read the latest James Bond, especially since it was going to be a modern Bond, much like Daniel Craig portrays in the new movies. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Ultimately, I enjoyed Carte Blanche enough to recommend it. The answers are emphatically “Yes. As the book went on, though, I had some problems with Bond’s characterization. He really does tell a good story. With the help of Hydt’s personal assistant, Bond is able to stop the attack.

I got a kick out of reading about these younger characters, and felt for the first time in a long time I was reading about Bond -James Bond. Well, okay, he seems to actually want a relationship with her. Czrte, this is Fleming’s Bond with a highly enjoyable 21st Century Deaver spin. If the films can manage to do this, then surely literature should?

It all feels very watered down. The Authorized Biography of Thanks for telling us about the problem. Other books in the series.

It is a decent thriller with a lot of globe trotting action all in a crte of a week.