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Posted on 09/22/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
Ian Fleming 'was sexist, racist and sadistic': New Bond author says his book is well-written... unlike the originals
The author of the new James Bond book, says he deliberately wrote about women and African people 'not in a way Fleming would write them'.
William Boyd, the third writer in recent years to pen a new installment to the classic spy series, said he found it difficult to read the descriptions of 'negros' and chapters entitled 'Nigger Heaven'.
Boyd, who was born in Ghana in 1952 and spent his childhood travelling between Africa and his Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun, said: 'It's unbelievable to read now. I think if you were of that privileged upper class, born at the beginning of the 20th century, you were probably racist, sexist, right wing and anti-Semitic.'
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But what is Boyd?
I think if you were of that privileged upper class,Fixed.
bornat the beginning of the 20th century, you were probably racist, sexist, right wingand anti-Semitic.'
The author of the new book.
His new Bond novel is set in the year 1969, so he’s imposing modern-day PC values on a half-century old version of James Bond. Laughable.
This arrogant idiot couldn’t shine Fleming’s shoes.
No doubt. But *what* is he? Gay? Liberal? Kenyanist? Transgender?
I gave you a green arrow. :)
And what exactly is wrong with being right wing ? He sounds like an arrogant elitist PC asshole.
Bond’s car is a Jensen.
When did that happen ?
IOW, Boyd's a critical deconstructionist.
If Ian Flemming is so bad, why is he standing on his shoulders? Bond is already created, he only has to send him on another adventure and he’s complaining about the source material??
Is he another 60’s idiot now with power?
In and of itself, I don't have a problem with that...the the 1969 Jensen FF had anti-lock brakes and full-time all wheel drive, making it extremely advanced for its time.
Aaaand loving it!
In the new novel that is out Thursday in the UK.
Who gave this idiot the authority to write a Bond novel?
Ian Fleming Publication, which is run by Ian’s niece Lucy Fleming.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Fleming was wildly successful, and this author is using that success for his own book, yet insulting the very books Fleming wrote. Ingratitude, they name is liberal.
Guess I know which author I will be avoiding. Had all of the originals at one time.
Well, I guess Bond has been neutered even more
I never knew Bond as racist. And, yes, he was already quite “diverse” with his women in Live and Let Die
There is Fleming and everyone else. The inspiration to create Bond was a reaction to the treason of the Cambridge spies (Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt et al) for the soviets. The upper class Cambridge spies shook Britain when they were exposed and made headlines in 1951. Casino Royale was published in 1953 and Bond was fighting the soviets in that book. He was definitely anti soviet at his origin.
All the things that made Bond likeable are being disrespected by this wannabe ‘author’.
We would not allow someone to be out there creating new paintings and calling them Van Goghs. This guy should be free to write his book, just not use Bond as his character unless Ian Fleming wanted this to happen. If Fleming created this publishing entity, and authorized it to write Bond books before he died, well, I guess that's ok, but there should always be a requirement that the work be labeled to avoid confusion. "Bond, as imagined by Joe Blow" prominent on the cover, and "Not written by Ian Fleming" on the back.
If the author wanted to capture the spirit of Bond, his hero would be shooting Muslim terrorists. In the back. And it would be a good thing.
It all does seem like "poor form," though. Taking the Bond job is something like an admission that a writer hasn't made it as a highbrow author -- that you're only at best a middlebrow and not a very creative or original one. Tacking your name onto Fleming's and Bond's for the money is bad enough, but angling for extra publicity by running down the franchise and its creator is definitely base and boorish.
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Now that's a Bond Caar!
What a horrible way to start.
Announce your "political Correctness," and be assured I will never read anything you write, moron!
And just for grins, I must add the obvious. YOU don't get to judge whether your writing is 'better.' Your readers do.
Maybe you need some time at a "Delusional' clinic.
More PussCyfying of mass media escapist “trash” pulp books and movies.
Iceberg Slim’s book Pimp was written in the 1960s and isn’t very PC either in terms of race, sexism, homosexuality, etc. Yet there has been a recent documentary about the author (an ex-con pimp) and talk of a filmed version.
JFK was a fan of Ian Fleming’s books. Perhaps scholars need to put that in their PC pipe and smoke it.
Don’t forget the British Soviet traitors in the 1960s with the Profumo affair.
A license to kill does not require Mirandizing the target.
And you wonder why i don’t read Bond books anymore.
Sticking with Daniel Silva and Vince Flynn at least they deal with reality.
If Bond movies become PC,will never watch another one..
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