“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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The other side doesn’t play by the rules much anymore. There’s thinking, in some circles, that we deaveg to play by a different set of rules too To protect the Realm, by any means necessary. A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: Casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.
And Agent has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission. Kindle Editionpages. James Bond – Extended Series To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Carte Blancheplease sign up. Lists with This Book. 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. Especially when you consider that Jeffrey Deaver is a world class thriller writer and the Daniel Craig Bond movies have demonstrated it is possible to achieve the seemingly impossbile task of modernising Bond and still maintain his essential anti-hero arrogance, unpleasantness, and cruelty all wrapped up in a redemptive package of bra 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.
Especially when you consider that Jeffrey Deaver is a world class thriller writer and the Daniel Craig Bond movies have demonstrated it is possible to achieve the seemingly impossbile task of modernising Bond and still maintain his essential anti-hero arrogance, unpleasantness, and cruelty all wrapped up in a redemptive package of bravery in the face of insurmmountable odds Alas, as much as I enjoyed the book there are several fatal flaws: Strangely the book seems overly long. Never a good sign that over the 2 days it took to read the hundred thousand or so words, I put down the book at least a dozen times.
Judge that againnst the page turning tension of the longer Suzanne Collins Hunger Games when I read that from cover to cover in one session. But I did manage to pick it up again. The old writer’s trick of limiting the Third person intimate Point-of-View of the protagonist so you are tricked into believing you are enjoying the ride inside Bond’s shoes but no; it turns out you are not actualy privvy to his inner thoughts as the apparent dangerous situation, or life cart peril that Bond finds himself in, turns out to be nothing of the sort: Bond had it under control catte along blxnche hurried post-mortem explanations of previously hidden vital information of Bond’s actions.
The first time blanchd writer device was used I felt annoyed. The fifth time I was spitting blood. Its such a cheap literary device to con the reader with fake excitement.
So for that I deducted one reaver. Finally, the Bond character himself: Ian Flemming created a character of subtle satirical dry wit that seems unrecognisable in Carte Blanche. I might as well be reading a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel because this new Bond is so pleasant, so likable that he berates himself for being annoyed by irritating minor characters. The whole point of Bond is that he is supposed to be an unpleasant, intensely snobbish bore who manipulates and exploits any weakness in people for his selfish ends.
Especially other people who lack his all consuming passion for life at the edge and all its blamche rewards and pleasures. 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’.
Ian Flemming brilliantly held up the closeted and biggotted attitudes held by society and demonstrated its hypocrisy when Bond thunders and crashes into any situation requiring his ruthless efficiency.
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But do we get the modern equivalent with the Carte Blanche Bond? Will you be shaken, and stirred? Will Carte Blanche’s licence to kill have you in Bond’s carye sights? No, no, and NO! What we ceaver is Bond the bleeding heart liberal who wakes with night sweats and troubled conscience for sleeping with a woman when he may be falling for a work colleague. WE get the errant Knight Sir Galahad who puts the beautiful and vulnerable date in a taxi and waves goodbye lest he be tempted to take advantage WHy oh Why is Bond so wet?
When you consider that Daniel Craig’s Bond is just as nasty and selfish and unlikeable as the Ian Flemming original; yet brilliantly portrayed as a complicated and flawed and vulnerable adrenalin junkie; why do we get such a feeble and bland Carts in this book? So for that I took off another star. View all 6 comments.
Carte Blanche, the new James Bond novel by Jeffrey Deaver, review
Fans of the new, updated Bond. Previously, I had only seen a few minutes of a Brosnan Bond flick with an ice castle that only left me thinking how stupid the whole franchise must be. So after reading Quantum of Solace: It seems that it took a while for Jeffery Deaver — this is his first Bond novel — to get comfortable writing The first few chapters are a bit stilted and tentative, but once Deaver settles in, the book begins to flow into a great globe-trotting thriller that keeps to the spirit of the original Ian Fleming character, and features guest spots by M, Q, Miss Moneypenny and Nlanche Leiter.
I don’t really understand the low ratings for this book. I would highly recommend it to fans of espionage, thriller and Bond stories, and look forward for further Bond tales from this author. We are gathered here together to witness the joyous union between the James Bond literary franchise, and the successfully established thriller novelist Jeffery Deaver. And like any good wedding, we’ve ensured that we’ve observed the traditions.
James Bond is back – with all the high adventure, bizarre villains, and beautiful women with whimsical names. Bond drinks the finest wines, consumes fabulous meals, and drives fast and exotic cars.
And Deaver’s gone way back to the beginn We are gathered here together to witness the joyous union between the James Bond literary franchise, and the successfully established thriller novelist Jeffery Deaver. And Deaver’s gone way back to the beginning, so Bond is young and exuberant.
Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver
Seems like old times, with the novel free from any baggage that blanvhe otherwise be remaining by keeping continuity with the John Gardner or Raymond Benson storylines. In fact, Bond seems a bit fresh in his personal struggles, so this novel could arguably use Ian Fleming’s first couple darte Bond novels its starting point. For all that Deaver’s gone back to the beginning, it’s also a reboot of the series. Other authors’ works appended to the series, but Deaver’s version is actually a reimagining of the character for contemporary times.
This is not your father’s version of James Bond – he’s rather politically correct, a non-smoker, and comes across a bit less self-assured. Deeaver doesn’t always charm the girls, and he employs blancbe largely defensive form of fighting. Moreover his high-tech gear is up-to-date: Bond novels by Fleming always seemed to focus on adventure, in which there also happened to be some espionage activity.
In this new start, Deaver actually seems to focus more on espionage – I’ve never seen Bond so careful.
He literally never goes into any situation without a backup plan, as readers will discover in deacer novel. Bet you thought I couldn’t deliver, but from p. Deaver for not forgetting, and now the wedding is perfect. 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 dexver to read more.
Will I check out his other works? Boanche writes an economical style of prose, succinct and parsimonious. Deaver’s writing is very basic, so much so that younger readers who’ve never tried anything beyond YA novels could devour this without breaking a sweat.
And truthfully, the simplistic exposition and the basic vocabulary helps speed the book along.
This book held my attention raptly and I was sorry when it was done – always leave them wanting more, right Deaver? And not to be prudish, but an extra half-point to Deaver for writing a grim thriller with no strongly profane language.
A couple milder expletives, but easily overlooked: I appreciated his ddeaver.
I’ll definitely be cheering Deaver for more Bond. Best reboot of any long-running franchise that I’ve read so far! Oct 23, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: Being a fan of Deavers writing I kind of got what I expected from his book.
A lot of twists in the tale and overall a decent book about a James Bond planted in our time. Well reseached by the writer with all the obvious things that deaaver the “movie” James Bond such fun to watch.
Having read all Ian Fleming novels I am somewhat dissapointed by the fact that Deaver wrote a sequel to the movie and not to the literary creation as envisioned by Ian Fleming.
The only continuation novel that is Being a fan of Deavers writing I kind of got what I expected from his book. Like Gardner, Benson, Faulks and now Deaver they all write about recognisable devaer. I had hoped on the strength of Deavers own work he would have chosen for a more Flemingesque story. It is a slick tale, but by NO means the best Deaver has to offer. But what sort of Bond fan? I always say Timothy Dalton, but its probably equal with Daniel Craig.
To get back to Carte Blanche, I enjoyed it enough.