Monday, December 5, 2011

SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure (Book Review)

I recently completed SilverFin, a James Bond adventure. The book follows James Bond in his early teens. James is attending Eton, a school where fun is not tolerable and James life is made a nightmare by students such as George Hellebore. James is a great runner, and he wins a major race at the school. He is whisked away for Easter break, which sends him to his Aunt’s house. There James learns how to drive an Aston Martin, and spends time with his Uncle Max. A friend by the name of Red Kelly wants him to inspect the local castle with him, because Red’s cousin recently went missing in the area.

The book is like the Alex Rider series, but the novel has more depth, and I like this series considerably more. James Bond is paced carefully and chapters end at great spots that want me to keep reading. There are tons of cliffhanger endings and the descriptions are great. There were some wasteful descriptions though, such as how to drive; I really don’t need to read about that for a 10 page chapter. The book gets an overall 5 star rating, and I am very happy that I chose this. This book is for anyone, you don’t have to be a James Bond fan to enjoy it. But, if you are a James Bond fan, this book has things purposely told to you that will occur later in James’s adult life.

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