- Author Charlie Higson
I’m still making my way through the Fleming Bond books, but had a quick detour into this prequel about a Young Bond. It’s quite a lot of fun to see Bond in a completely different light - a young boy who is nothing particularly special except full of grit and determination, morals and a wanderlust instilled by a mixed up childhood.
It’s also good to see him as a fish out of water - from the more mundane ‘trying to get on at boarding school’ to the more serious ‘first time in a life-threatening situation’, and how the events of these early adventures could have impacted on the man, the myth, the legend that continues to endure.
Some of this was a bit more horrific than I’d have liked, but overall a good story and a fun read.