Most of the aspects that make Die Another Day a bad film are either absent or at least toned down by Benson in his novelization of course, that perception could just be due to the fact that reading about some of the over the top details is less jarring than the less than impressive green screen work that induces so many cringes every time I watch the movie As Benson did with Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough, the author comes up with suitably Bondian scenes to bridge the gaps between locations, and he also provides some interesting background for some of the main characters Frost, Moon, and Zao I get the impression that Benson found the Moon Graves transformation and rapid rise huge satellite launch and knighthood in 14 months just as implausible as a lot of the rest of us Bond fans, but that was the screenplay he was given, and he does his best with it I m disappointed that Raymond Benson didn t get to stick around longer in his role as a Bond continuation author, but after reading some interviews he s done about his tenure, I can certainly understand why he was a little relieved to be done with it and move on Benson has said that he was about to ask for a year off when Glidrose Ian Fleming Publications let him know that they were suspending the continuation novels for a while six years, as it turned outhttp commanderbond.net 2306 the raymond benson cbn interview part i.html I think he did an excellent job with his novels, especially given the mandate he was under to blend the literary and film versions of James Bond. Damn another novelization of a bad film, that just falls flat A real disappointment from Benson, whose books were actually getting better and better.Unlike his first novelization that enhanced back stories, characterizations, and description this is rather painful to read.Seems that both Gardner and Benson just wanted out of their contracts, thus giving fans bad books at the very end Such a shame after his original novels were so awesome, some of the best in the entire Canon.Below is my updated ranking of the Canon with the last book moving up another slot Hope you ll enjoy them as well.Overall rating of book series 1 Casino Royale On Her Majesty s Secret Service 2 Goldfinger Never Dream of Dying3 From Russia with Love The Man with the Red Tattoo4 Live and Let Die 5 Diamonds are Forever Dr No6 Moonraker For Special Services7 Scorpius High Time to Kill8 Doubleshot9 Thunderball License Renewed The Facts of Death10 Colonel Sun11 You Only Live Twice 12 James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me Wood 13 Icebreaker GoldenEye14 Zero Minus Ten15 For Your Eyes Only Octopussy The Living Daylights16 The Man with the Golden Gun Tomorrow Never Dies17 The Spy Who Loved Me18 Lives Forever 19 No Deals, Mr Bond20 James Bond and Moonraker Wood 21 The Man from Barbarossa22 Win, Lose or Die23 Role of Honor Brokenclaw24 Death is Forever The World is not Enough25 Die Another Day26 Licence to Kill 27 Never Send Flowers 28 SeaFire COLD In the running for the most implausible 007 caper of all time The novelization is better than the film, though neither narrative genuinely works Ranks with the film of You Only Live Twice and the novel The Spy Who Loved Me at the lower end of the Bond spectrum. Zaman n z oksa okuyun tavsiye edebilecegim bir kitap degil. Fairly basic but still enjoyable novelisation of the much maligned Bond film Graves transformation from Moon is fleshed out later in the book A rather random mention of Tanner being M early on conflicts with Judi Dench s M appearing throughout. A by the numbers re telling of a below average Bond film The author did fill in a few back story details of how Colonel Moon set himself up as Peter Graves and made his fortune The narration felt perfunctory which made the action scenes seem less exciting somehow Benson has definitely written better Bond novels but his hands were tied with this one Definitely one of the ridiculous plots. Novelisation of the film of the same name.I ve tried to be fair to this book The plot isn t the author s fault, it s been foisted on him by the screenplay, and most of my problems with the events in the book are due to it view spoiler The book also fleshes out a lot of things that the film either chose not to cover or cut out, particularly Zhao s motivation and feelings, and Miranda Frost s backstory, which aids understanding why they do various things It also explains a little about why a lot of Colonel Moon s plans become quite so wild hide spoiler I would like to say that was a book that I couldn t put down but in the end the best bit about the book was being able to put it down after I had finished reading it.It s a dreadful story that in the long run I ended up reading whilst I had a spare 5 minutes or so whilst waiting for the bus to arrive In that 5 minutes or so, I would find that I could slip through 20 pages of the book without realising that I had done so Much like the film that this book was an adaption from it left me hoping was going to happen and in the end I was sadly left lacking.All I can say is if you want to read it just so you can say that you have read all the bond books then get it done soon and get it out of the way as there are better books to be reading afterwards like any of the adaption books to the Star Trek films.In the end with each page that I turned I could here Ian Fleming turning in his grave at the travesty of the book that this was. Best Ebook, Die Another Day Movie Tie In James Bond 007 Berkley Boulevard By Raymond Benson This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Die Another Day Movie Tie In James Bond 007 Berkley Boulevard , Essay By Raymond Benson Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Quite a good audio book the nice thing about this bond book is there is not a whole lot of detail about 007 and the whole girl love story thing that you always see in the movies it will have a love story in it you can be sure but not all the 007 making out explicit details It s James Bond so there are some great action scenes of course.This bond movie wasn t the best ever they seem to have gone downhill these past few years and didn t meet the high quality standered that 007 fans have come to expect.
Raymond Benson is the author of nearly 40 titles Among his works are the critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling serial THE BLACK STILETTO, and he was also the third and first American continuation author of the official James Bond 007 novels His latest novels are IN THE HUSH OF THE NIGHT and THE SECRETS ON CHICORY LANE.
- 224 pages
- Die Another Day (Movie Tie-In) (James Bond 007 (Berkley Boulevard))
- Raymond Benson
- 12 March 2019 Raymond Benson