Remember this is James Bond, and don’t read this book with your 2009 feminist mind engaged. Sebastian Faulkes was the writer chosen by the previous writer of the Bond books to continue the tradition. This book is written as Ian Flemming would have written it, and continues on immediately after Golden Eye. The men are lean and hard and mean, the women are gorgeous and adoring and seriously hot, yet good with guns. Just don’t go near this book if you are going to be offended by rampant smoking in the bedrooms after a jolly good .. um seeing to, or if you find the idea of rampant caviar and champagne indulgence distasteful.
I really enjoyed it, jolly good fun, great pace and the goodies obviously are going to be the winners. It is years and years since I read any of these and I just slipped right back into the zone.