New Bond book arrives

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The new James Bond book, Devil May Care (Doubleday, 304 pages, $24.95) hit store shelves today all over the world. It is another event in a year full of centenary tributes to the late Ian Fleming, who created the iconic British spy.

Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong, Charlotte Gray) wrote the latest installment of Bond's adventures, which began in 1952 with Casino Royale. Faulks, 55, told the Associated Press he was astonished to be asked to do the job and is hopeful the book will please Bond purists. He describes the book as ‘‘an affectionate homage to a playful character who has brought enormous pleasure’’ to millions of readers.

Sebastian Faulks
‘‘This is not usually how I spend my days,’’ said Devil May Care author
Sebastian Faulks, facing a barrage of cameras and reporters’ questions
at a packed news conference today in London. Yesterday, he had launched
the book aboard a Royal Navy warship, accompanied by a blonde model in
a red catsuit.
| AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth

NOTE: Read the Sun-Times' feature with James Bond analyst Simon Winder, by Jeffrey Westhoff. Also, Westhoff's review of Devil May Care.

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Those covers look absolutely outstanding! I remember reading my first James Bond book at, I think, about the age of eight. Since then I've read them all, but none have looked quite so good as those covers above. Have you seen that UnSpun has a list of the Best James Bond Books? I don't think any of these editions have made it, but they definitely should.

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