Tuesday, January 17, 2006BOOKENDS
Silverfin by Charlie Higson
This is Young Bond: Book One -- the introduction to James Bond in his youth. The story begins at James' new boarding school at Eton, but the real mystery begins when he returns to his uncle's house over vacation and discovers that a local boy has gone missing. In his attempts to find the boy, Bond uncovers secret scientific war projects, mutated animals, killer eels, and a man driven to create the perfect species.
I was looking forward to this book and the beginning of this new series, but was rather disappointed in the pacing and the writing and the characterization. It feels rather remote and filled with a variety of unnecessary details. Hopefully James will turn more into Bond in upcoming installments.
Y FICTION Higson
~emily - 9:29 AM~
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