Book Review: Colonel Sun by Robert Markham
3 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / November 1, 2017

About: Colonel Sun by Robert Markham is the first novel featuring secret agent James Bond, 007, not written by Ian Fleming. Robert Markham is actually the pseudonym of Kingsley Amis, the book was published six years after the death of Ian Fleming. Paperback: 196 pages Publisher: Bantam; paperback My rating for Colonel Sun– 3 Buy Colonel Sun from Amazon.com* More Books by Robert Markham Thoughts: In today’s world where some authors became simple brands which publishers build on, it is not uncommon to see a book which uses an author’s name and brand for a new story by a different writer. Colonel Sun by Robert Markham came out in 1968, a few years after Mr. Fleming’s death and many years before successful books, authors, and characters were branded as a franchise. The book itself is strangely written. It seems the author was trying to write in the same vain as Mr. Fleming in the beginning as a fast paced thriller, only to give up somewhere in the around quarter way and write in his own style turning the thriller into an traveling adventure story. That is not bad, just makes for a strange reading experience. I couldn’t help but notice that this is not…

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