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Next James Bond Book Title: "Double or Die"

By Karl Schneider     January 04, 2007
Source: Variety

Daniel Craig as James Bond
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According to Variety, the new title for the latest James Bond book is Double or Die.  The title was voted upon after readers chimed in with a nationwide ballot.  Names that got rejected were Nemesis and The Deadlock Cipher.

The book, written by Charlie Higson, is the third in a series on the young secret agent's life while he was at Eton, a prestigious U.K. university.

Higson says he believes the novels will, at some point, be adapted for the bigscreen. There will be five books in total.

KJ's Take:  Sounds good enough to me.  I have never read a Bond book, let alone this new series, anyone care to tell me how it stacks up?


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ninjavvitch 1/4/2007 12:50:26 AM
As long as it doesn't start erasing Bond's legend of being a womanizer and go the route Craig has been tooting to the franchise owners of making Bond on screen make out with a dude then I'm game for more additional books in the Bond franchise. Can't say I'm impressed with the title "Double or Die". I personally would have gone with "Double Agent, Double Cross" or something like that. As for the next movie when are they going to do a full screen adaption of Robert Markham's book Colonel Sun or tap the titles and plots by John Gardner (Licence Renewed, For Special Services, Icebreaker, Role of Honour, Nobody Lives For Ever, No Deals, Mr. Bond, Scorpius, Win, Lose or Die, Brokenclaw, Death is Forever, Never Send Flowers, SeaFire and Cold Fall)?
gazelle024 1/4/2007 12:09:14 PM
Now that they've finally done a film based on the first Ian Fleming title it would seem to be a good time to continue on through some of the Gardner titles. Licence Renewed seems like a good place to start. Granted it doesn't seem like it makes a huge difference making films that titles don't come from any of the books because most of the later Ian Fleming titled films were his in name alone as the film didn't often have much to do with the book it was based on. Still I'd like to see a Colonel Sun titled film as well as any of the last few Ian Fleming short stories. I would prefer to keep the basic plot lines from the books even if things are updated. I think the adventures of a young James Bond is rather silly though, but may be ok for teens. I'm not interested in films based off of that though.
lochkray 1/4/2007 3:20:11 PM
I always thought "Live Gold Day Die" would be the perfect James Bond title, as it keeps with the trend of previous titles and mashes them into one. And its only slightly less nonsensical than the title "View to a Kill".
Kerrith 1/4/2007 4:26:41 PM
So, does a military career follow his years at the prestigious University Eton or does Bond cease to be a CDR in the Royal Navy in this setting? I had always figured he went to Sandhurst.
nikodemos 1/4/2007 5:20:07 PM
Lochkray, I think it would be "Never Live to Die a Golden Day Again" or "Live Again to Never Die in Gold" or maybe "Gold Never Lives to Die Again".
captaincraig 1/5/2007 11:47:55 AM
Teen James Bond, I hate this. Its no better than the Young James Bond concept that had as a cartoon. I read the first 3 chapters of Silver..something and was not impressed. I miss the real, adult Bond novels that Raymond Benson was doing. I'm waiting for the real literary Bond to return to where it should be, I guess that means 3 books to go?
snallygaster 1/5/2007 3:44:29 PM
I would have gone with "Thunderpussy"
therealjohnny99 1/6/2007 12:27:05 AM
KJ--please reserve your personal comments for the comment section. Placing them in the body of the news article is somewhat inappropriate. Having read all of Ian Fleming's Bond novels, I can honestly say that the books often outshine the films. "Live and Let Die" and "Moon Raker," the second and third novels of the series, are particularly different from (and superior to) their cinematic counterparts. Do yourself a favor and read them.


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