This is my review of the book “Solo” by William Boyd, which I read recently. - Bond, the names, Bond as the saying goes. This story is all about James Bond in the late nineteen sixties. Though I have not read a James Bond story written by Ian Fleming, for a number of years I could recognise Ian's style in the plot line.
It has been written with great skill and detail, whilst adding the depth to the characters, the story goes along at a good rate, with several twists and turns along the way.
So getting back to the story, our hero James driven by revenge, sets out to try and stop a civil war in a small West African country called Zanzariun. He is there under cover as a journalist. Surprise surprise, he is aided by a beautiful accomplice, but all is not quite what it seems – To say more would spoil the plot, but I will say beware flying bullets.
He then gets drawn into a plot that takes him to America. Once in Washington the plot thickens. He is left with the dilemma – does he follow orders or solve the mystery, which he uncovered in Zanzarium.
To say much more could spoil a really enjoyable story. Other than to say it is one that has not been ruined by excessive use of gadgets, but rather skill and genius in making a fantastic atmospheric plot.
A very enjoyable book to read. It was book 19 week 15 fiction 17 (audio book 3) non fiction 2
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