Customer Reviews for

Devil May Care (James Bond 007 Series)

Average Rating 3.5
( 74 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(22)

4 Star

(22)

3 Star

(14)

2 Star

(8)

1 Star

(8)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Awesome

A great book if you are into the 007 stories

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't Wait to Put It Down!

A travel guide with no plot. Sebastian really 'Faulks' up the Bond legacy.

posted by Anonymous on July 25, 2008

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 8 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted October 19, 2009

    ....writing as Ian Flemming...

    Might be a ok book to read while traveling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 26, 2010

    meh...

    a little too modern for a james bond book, read thr sample to see what i mean, some people will like it but i didnt.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Not For The Fleming Purist

    May 28th, 2008 would have been Ian Fleming's 100th birthday. To celebrate, Ian Fleming Productions released a brand new James Bond novel, Devil May Care. Since Fleming's passing in 1964 several authors have carried the torch, keeping the world's most celebrated spy alive and in print. The latest penman comes in the form of Sebastian Faulks (Charlotte Gray, The Fatal Englishman). Interestingly enough the book is advertised as Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming.
    Unlike the James Bond novels of the 80's written by John Gardner or of the 90's written by Raymond Benson, Devil May Care picks up where Ian Fleming left off, the 1960's during the height of the cold war. We find agent 007 on a three month ordered sabbatical to recoup after the events chronicled in 'The Man With The Golden Gun' (best cronicled by Kingsley Amis in 'Colonel Sun'. Upon completion of the three months James Bond is to make a decision on his future as a British spy. He doesn't get much of a chance to make a decision when his superior M orders him back to duty to shadow a Dr. Julius Gorner, a lord in the pharmaceutical field. Gorner's opiate derivatives have become popular in the British culture and the government believes that it is only the front to a scheme that could lead to global catastrophe.
    Faulks delivers Bond with his usual creature comforts, lethal weaponry, gorgeous women, and destruction at a maximum level. The action heats up quickly in Devil May Care when an English aircraft goes missing over Iraq. These events and others lead 007 to battle for his life against a greed driven maniac who will push James Bond to his limits.
    Devil May Care will satisfy spy novel aficionados with its suspense and hard boiled espionage. While the story is engaging, Faulks is often guilty of trying too hard to emulate the writing style of Ian Fleming. The, more than often, references to famous Bond villains and previous adventures come across forced and somewhat stale, while persistently reminding us that we are in the 1960's with references to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Also Faulks fails to capture the descriptive prowess of Fleming that made many of the character in the world of James Bond larger than life.
    Devil May Care is a good addition to the James Bond canon. Sebastian Faulks is no Ian Fleming.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2009

    Devil May Care

    It is impossible to recapture the true Fleming style; Sebastian Faulks no more writes as Fleming as Raymond Benson does (or John Gardner). That really isn't much of a criticism, given Fleming's well-deserved reputation. Unfortunately, Faulks leaves out the Fleming style altogether, giving us a semi-chaste Bond who drinks and eats more than he seduces, whines more than he shoots, and just plain lacks the elegant savagery we associate with the world's most famous spy (a post-heroic Bond is not a very engaging chap). The plot is loosely constructed and makes little sense, and both the villain (Dr. Julius Gorner) and the henchman (Chagrin) are shallow, derivative creations. Bond girl (Scarlett Papava?? Ugh.) gets too much attention for what emerges as a rather obvious reason. A drawn out conclusion and weak "twist" finally put the book to bed, something you will be ready to do the moment you pick it up.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1