Skip to comments.William Boyd's James Bond is all at sea
Posted on 08/28/2013 3:06:32 PM PDT by Perdogg
William Boyd's new James Bond novel, Solo, is based on a well-established but surely, by now, rather old-fashioned device. It is largely set in West Africa, but instead of taking place in the tumultuous societies of Cameroon, Mali or Guinea-Bissau, Boyd has invented a country. Bond arrives in the non-existent Zanzarim, in the middle of a civil war.
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I hadn’t heard about this. Is his book authorized by Fleming heirs?
I wonder if James Bond will become Islam, black or gay (or all 3)?? We need diversity in James Bond.
Zanzarim — sounds like an over-the-counter allergy medication.
Yes, it is published by Ian Fleming Publication. Ian’s actress niece Lucy Fleming owns the rights.
Frederick Forsythe has a mythical country in “Dogs of War” called Zangaro.
Yes. All the sequels were.
About the setting: Fleming didn't invent countries, so far as I know, but he probably wouldn't have gotten bogged down in the differences between Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau.
William Boyd, to judge from stuff he's done that's ended up on television, is always disappointing, and his Bond novel may be a botch as well.
I also bet "The Butler" will sweep the Academy Awards in all categories, including Oprah Winfrey as Best Actress. She's already campaigning for it.
Kahthahrin Ze-tah Jones?
Dr. No's Crab Key and Mr. Big's San Monique were likewise fictional.
My guess is that Henry Cavill will probably be next the Bond for a 2020 release.
That's an easy one, Sierra Leone did those cool spaghetti westerns in the 60's and Guinea-Bissau was the cinematographer on Alain Robebe-Grillet's "Glissements progressifs du plaisir".
It's amazing what people don't know these days.
Well, Fleming didn’t invent countries, but he could invent whole criminal enterprises. :-))
Didn’t he used to be Hopalong Cassidy?
Good thing he didn’t call it “ZANGANO”, which is another word for “STUPID” in Spanish.
a little zambia tanzania vietnam surinam delight..
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LOL! Well, he will be a little older if he takes over.
- “This has nothing to do with Daniel Craig or homosexuality or Islam in the UK or Racism so if you are not interested, please move along, thank you.”
- DITTO -
Those whose childish hobby is to divert, distract and show their silly butts should go to huffington post or democrat underground
Attempt to show a bit of respect
LOL! It does, doesn’t it?
It’s 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James BondBritish special agent 007is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.
Bond’s arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal warand he soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward. Piece by piece, Bond uncovers the real cause of the violence in Zanzarim, revealing a twisting conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined.
Moving from rebel battlefields in West Africa to the closed doors of intelligence offices in London and Washington, this novel is at once a gripping thriller, a tensely plotted story full of memorable characters and breathtaking twists, and a masterful study of power and how it is wieldeda brilliant addition to the James Bond canon.
Sounds a lot like Biafra. It appears that IFP is referencing the year of literary Bond’s birth in the novel “You Only Live Twice”.
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