Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bond, James Bond

Bond, James Bond....well not really it's Corder, Bill Corder Librarian!!!! Since I am reviewing a book about one of the most famous spies ever, here's a little theme music to get you in the mood!!!!!

Now if that doesn't get you in the mood to kick some bad guy butt nothing will!!!! So let's talk some Bond:

Silverfin: Young Bond Book 1 by Charlie Higson - I recently heard about the Young Bond Series so I decided to check it out and see if they were as good as I had been hearing. Well I just finished reading Book 1 of the Series and I have to say I'm hooked and look forward to reading the rest. In this first book we are introduced to Bond when he is a 12 year old student attending Eton Boarding School in England. He has few friends, although the ones he does have are good ones, and he is very much a loner. We find out that his parents died when he was 7 years old and he is being raised by his Aunt Charman. James is a new student at the school and he immediately runs afoul of an older student George Hellebore who is a bully and the son of Lord Hellebore, a wealthy and powerful arms dealer. Lord Hellebore comes to the school and sets up a tournament that involves shooting, running and swimming all in the hopes that his son George will win by any means necessary. Let's just say that James prevents George from winning and their relationship does not improve. Break comes to Eaton and James travels to Scotland to meet his Aunt Charman who is there taking care of his Uncle Max who is dying of cancer. Just when James thinks he is getting away from his troubles at school, he discovers that the Hellebores live in an old castle by Lock Silverfin; right in the very same area that his uncle lives. James meets new friends in Scotland in Red Kelly, who sneaks on a train in England with Jame's help, and Wilder Lawless as they try to figure out what has become of Red's brother who was last seen in this area. Needless to say all clues lead to Lock Silverfin and the Hellebores. This is a great book for both Bond and Non-Bond fans (if that is possible?). Two Thumbs Up!!!!!!

So until next time this is Bill, Darth Bill saying Peace.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Hurricane Gold is coming out soon, and I think I saw a fifth book out in the UK. David Gilman has a new spy one coming out soon, too. Ice Claw, I think!