Friday, March 2, 2007

Secret Servant


So most of you know that I'm a James Bond fan; I collect the paperbacks and the movies, and last year read through the entire run of books. This book, Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Servant is the second in a spinoff series that revolves around (who else) M's secretary, Miss Moneypenny. (If you don't know who she is, you might as well stop reading now...) Anyway, they are absolutely captivating (can I use that word?) and well-written. This one weaves the events going on in the real world (the Kim Philby incident) in with characters and incidents from the Bond canon, all using the framework of Jane Moneypenny's niece editing her diaries for publication. This book sets itself up for a sequel even more so than the first one did, and - high praise for a series - I can't wait until the next one comes out. Unfortunately, this series in not available in the US, and so I have to order it through a UK distributor. If you like Bond, though, they're definitely worth getting your hands on.

Book 11

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you order this one from the UK? Or a distributer from there? Just curious, what is it that you like so much about 007? Not that I don't (Sean Connery did it for me!), I was just wondering what interests you the most.
-A

Turi said...

Ordered it through amazon.uk, from one of their "used and new" sellers who had cheap US shipping. Didn't end up costing any more than a new hardback would in-store here.
I guess what draws me most to Bond is the having a secret double life thing. That and the super-suave mannerisms, champagne taste and dry humor.