Book News: Jeffrey Deaver to Write Bond Novel

It has come to my attention that Jeffrey Deaver – author of books such as The Bone Collector will be writing the next James Bond novel. It is believed it will be ready for May 2011 and set in the present day. Deaver is quoted here saying:

“For one reason or another I have learned over the years that I have a capacity … to be a bit of chameleon,”

“I’ve written about young African-American characters in America, I have written about elderly characters, I’ve written from the points of view of women … of serial killers … and enjoy stepping into their shoes.

“I think it’s going to be relatively easy for me to step into the role of Bond and the other characters in the book,” added the 60-year-old.

“I am not writing this book as if I were (Bond creator) Ian Fleming. No one can really do that. I am taking the type of story that I generally tell — a very fast-paced thriller, lots of twists and turns and surprises.”

I’ll be interested to see how this turns out as he is an American writer penning an English story. This has the potential to be great.

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