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Solo It Is And James Bond Is About To Go Solo, Recklessly Motivated By RevengeA Seasoned Veteran Of The Service, Is Sent To Single Handedly Stop A Civil War In The Small West African Nation Of Zanzarim Aided By A Beautiful Accomplice And Hindered By The Local Militia, He Undergoes A Scarring Experience Which Compels Him To Ignore M S Orders In Pursuit Of His Own Brand Of Justice Bond S Renegade Action Leads Him To Washington, DC Where He Discovers A Web Of Intrigue And Witnesses Fresh HorrorsEven If Bond Succeeds In Exacting His Revenge, A Man With Two Faces Will Come To Stalk His Every Waking Moment


About the Author: William Boyd

Note William BoydOf Scottish descent, Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana on 7th March, 1952 and spent much of his early life there and in Nigeria where his mother was a teacher and his father, a doctor Boyd was in Nigeria during the Biafran War, the brutal secessionist conflict which ran from 1967 to 1970 and it had a profound effect on him.At the age of nine years he attended Gordonstoun school, in Moray, Scotland and then Nice University Diploma of French Studies and Glasgow University MA Hons in English and Philosophy , where he edited the Glasgow University Guardian He then moved to Jesus College, Oxford in 1975 and completed a PhD thesis on Shelley For a brief period he worked at the New Statesman magazine as a TV critic, then he returned to Oxford as an English lecturer teaching the contemporary novel at St Hilda s College 1980 83 It was while he was here that his first novel, A Good Man in Africa 1981 , was published.Boyd spent eight years in academia, during which time his first film, Good and Bad at Games, was made When he was offered a college lecturership, which would mean spendingtime teaching, he was forced to choose between teaching and writing.Boyd was selected in 1983 as one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelists in a promotion run by Granta magazine and the Book Marketing Council He also became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in the same year, and is also an Officier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres He has been presented with honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of St Andrews, Stirling and Glasgow He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.Boyd has been with his wife Susan since they met as students at Glasgow University and all his books are dedicated to her His wife is editor at large of Harper s Bazaar magazine, and they currently spend about thirty to forty days a year in the US He and his wife have a house in Chelsea, West London but spend most of the year at their chateau in Bergerac in south west France, where Boyd produces award winning wines.



10 thoughts on “Solo

  1. says:

    With Licence to Read BOND, ONLY BOND The Year 1969.The place West Africa.The Mission Oh, something easyjust to stop a civil war.Bond, only Bond.I had good expectations about this new novel about James Bond.The first thing that I liked it was the title of the book Solo I liked it since I know that Ian Fleming creator of James Bond was involved in the pre production of the 60 s TV series about spies The Man from U.N.C.L.E. And Fleming created the character of Napoleon Solo With Licence to Read BOND


  2. says:

    Hmm.It s not that I didn t like this book it s well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it s that it turns out I really don t like James Bond.This came as something of a shock I ve always enjoyed the films, especially Skyfall, starring the immensely talented Daniel Craig Bond is glamorous, witty, strong, loyal, balletically violent, looks great in a tux everything I could want in an action hero The thing is, though, is that, with a movie, you re carried along by the spectacle Hmm.It s not tha


  3. says:

    Bond is sent to Zanzarin to help end the civil war in the Africa country.Boyd really captures the essence of Flemings original novels, both in Bond s character and the tone of the writing.Both London and the fictional African country is brilliantly brought to life.It s a great fun ready, an enjoyable addition to the cannon.


  4. says:

    The book opens with a chapter where Bond looks back on the first time where he as a young soldier in the aftermath of the invasion in Normandy 1944 for the first time faces death And is actually fine reading and shows a promise for the book.Then 007 gets shipped of the Africa where he is supposed to end a civil war by taking out the leader of one of the parties involved It all goes of course horrible wrong and Bond ends up being terrible hurt The 2nd part of the book is Bond going solo on The book opens with a chapte


  5. says:

    I think it s important to remember when a new Bond book comes out that this isn t, and never will be, an Ian Fleming Bond book What Faulks did with his writing as Ian Fleming was a nice gimmick for want of a better phrase, but i ve always felt that the continuation of the Bond franchise in book form always works best when authors put their own spin on the writing style If anything, it s a little bit like a comic book series, writers, artists and inkers all come and go, but the comic book cha I think it s important to rememb


  6. says:

    Published 08 10 2013Author William BoydRecommended for fans of action booksWilliam Boyd is a very good and talented author and I think he did a brilliant job with this book It was compeling, keeps your attention, the storyline is also very good I think that people who enjoy the original Ian Fleming James Bond books will enjoy this book as well As I love James Bond I was abit sceptical about reading a James Bond book not written by Iam Fleming, but I must admit I really really enjoyed rea Published 08 10 2013Author William BoydReco


  7. says:

    It s 1968, and James bond, turning 45 years old, is sent into a dirty war in Africa.This is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather, it s boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain isn t strong enough to hold any sort of interest It s like a 1970 s moral equivalence type novel.


  8. says:

    So, James Bond heads to a small war torn African republic Fair enough What s the point in William Boyd writing a Bond novel if he doesn t do the stuff which interests him It s 1969 and Bond is sent to Zanzarim, a fictional country caught up in a drawn out civil war Oil has been discovered and it s up to Bond to bring this conflict to a swift conclusion From there we have double agents, triple agents, psychotic South African mercenaries, mistaken identity, drugs, torture and some good old fas So, James Bond heads to a small war torn African repu


  9. says:

    Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalment in the Bond series He has written good quality spy stories of his own, and also has a track record of novels set in exotic locales He doesn t disappoint here In fact, this was a great deal better than I d expected.Saying that, the main problem is not so much the plot but the storytelling This isn t a thriller by any means as it lacks urgency Not uneventful, but with little incident and almost no action until the halfway mark Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalm


  10. says:

    As some who has never read a 007 novel or spy novels in general This was my first book that I read, about the famous double agent Before that, I only knew him through movies, played by 6 different actors in the main role Before i share my thoughts on the book.I would like to mention that this book is set in the 60s, the Connery era.Where it sa tactical spy story with some actions here and there.So if you were expecting something like, Brosnan or Craig 007 movies then, this book is not f As some who has never read a 007 novel or spy novels in general This was


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