Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz

Forever and a Day

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.


Details Forever and a Day

TitleForever and a Day
ISBN9780062872807
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherHarper
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Mystery
Rating

Reviews Forever and a Day

  • Karl
    1970-01-01
    U.K. publication date and publisher Jonathan Cape 31 May 2018 this cover.U.S. publication date and publisher Harper November 6, 2018 (With a different cover).This book: 007 is dead. ‘M’ only has, at his disposal, two other agents sanctioned to kill, and one of them is decommissioned due to injuries. Thus ‘M’ decides it is time to promote James Bond into that elite role of sanctioned killer. After a trial test run in Stockholm for Mr. Bond...
  • Stephen Collins
    1970-01-01
    'So.007 is dead' The opening line of this book with original material by late great Ian Fleming.Well for me as long as it is Daniel Craig I am happy as he is not my Bond mine is forever Rodger Moore.This set before Casino Royal so Has to be Sean. AH Knows what he is doing much like his Holmes. This set in the early 50s when spy stories were good not like today.This almost a classic style if love the Bond books this great but If your movie fan the...
  • Bill Lynas
    1970-01-01
    When it comes to 007 novels, excluding Ian Fleming of course, I am a fairly harsh critic. So I am very pleased that I enjoyed this novel so much.If you have the hardback version of the book left up the dustwrapper & you will see part of the cover has been embossed on the boards.....just like the original Fleming stories. Well done to publishers Jonathan Cape for adding this lovely touch. Anyway, onto the book itself....While Anthony Horowitz may ...
  • Roy
    1970-01-01
    I wasnt overly fond of the previous Bond novel by Horowitz but I love Bond so thought I'd give this a go. It was one of those pretty decent reads. The typical Bond stuff, with good Villains and plotting but not something overly original. The plot at times plodded which didnt help that the novel was short. It really did feel like a novella of sorts. Solid short read with a pretty average plot. Would have helped if it was fleshed out more.
  • Sylvie
    1970-01-01
    Forever and a Dayby Anthony Horowitz3.75/5 Stars!One of the main reasons I started reading James Bond novels besides the films was because of my brother, which I'm greatful for. Since I'm more into Young Adult and he's more into mature novels I somehow always found pleasure in reading James Bond novels despite them being more vague, mature and much complicated than the books I ususally prefer to read."There is one more thing." M reached for his p...
  • 📚 Sam 📚
    1970-01-01
    Just briljant, go and read. Thats all I can say.Its really really good!
  • Scott
    1970-01-01
    ** I am doing a re-read of the James Bond books, including the classic Ian Fleming, followed by John Gardner, Raymond Benson, and the other estate approved editions. My goal is to read and review each one in chronological order (as much as possible) with as much honesty and reflection that I can give. ** Background / Notes – This is the second James Bond novel authorized by the Ian Fleming estate and written by Anthony Horowitz. Horowitz was gi...
  • Bart
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating: 4.00A vintage Bond novel. Just as the great Ian Fleming wrote them.
  • Maine Colonial
    1970-01-01
    I like the James Bond stories and movies, but I’m not a fanatic about them. What drew me most to this book was Anthony Horowitz. I have read several of his books and he’s a writer who can draw the reader in and submerse him or her into a world of Horowitz’s creation.This story is set in the Monte Carlo and the south of France, with the usual beautiful woman, grotesque villain and evil henchmen, loads of explosive action and a layer of cynic...
  • Nick Brett
    1970-01-01
    So many “big name” authors tried to crack the Bond magic, and sadly failed. The first Anthony Horowitz Bond book was excellent, and his follow up? Even better.Set in 1950/we have a young Bond, new to the 00 section. He is tasked with continuing the mission of his predecessor in Marseille. This is a Bond still finding himself, the post war setting is perfect as is the Bond learning his skills and what it means to be a 00 agent.Bond is investig...
  • The Real Book Spy
    1970-01-01
    007 is dead. His body was found in the waters of Marseille, three 9mm bullets fired into his chest and stomach at close range. It’s a devastating blow to Her Majesty’s secret service, but it also paves the way for a younger agent to replace him. Thus, it’s time for James Bond to officially earn his license to kill. Before M is willing to officially elevate Commander Bond to Double-O status and give him a spot on the fifth floor overlooking ...
  • Ben
    1970-01-01
    A fun and fast (not drawn out) Bond thriller. This beats Fleming, and is also better than the movies. It is a bit childish, but it hits its targets.
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    007 has been killed in Marseille.Long live 007, Bond, James Bond.This is the prequel to Casino Royale, at least that is one of the selling points. But mostly it means that is is set before the Ian Fleming novel called "Casino Royale".We meet Bond earning his 00-status and then being send into the similar situation the original 007 has been send to solve his death and deliver death to the responsible. We get Bond in his beloved south of France whe...
  • Nik Morton
    1970-01-01
    Anthony Horowitz’s prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Forever and a Day (2018) starts with M making the observation, ‘So, 007 is dead.’ Of course it isn’t James Bond who is deceased but the unnamed previous incumbent with that Double-O number. A neat touch, that.This is Horowitz’s second foray into the James Bond universe, having earlier treated us to Trigger Mortis (2015) – reviewed here: http://nik-writealot.blogspot.com/201....
  • Scott
    1970-01-01
    Forever and a Day is classic James Bond and classic Horowitz. It moves along at a fast pace, out hero is put into danger, raked across the coals, and comes out the winner. Since it’s a prequel to Casino Royale, it’s really no spoiler that Bond lives through the ordeal. I enjoyed reading this, but felt at times that it lacked something. Maybe it’s become cliche, or maybe the plot was too predictable at times. I’m not sureIf you’re a fan ...
  • The Professor
    1970-01-01
    “Death was now his business.” Literary Bond Begins with Anthony Horowitz back playing in the James Bond dressing up box and – in the same month that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” underwhelmed at the box office – killing any lingering sense of Bondian mystique by explaining the provenance of every one of Fleming’s suggestive lines and taste preferences, vastly diminishing Bond imaginatively as a result. Want to know why Bond orders his M...
  • Vijay Anand
    1970-01-01
    James Bond has returned! Or, more on point, makes his first appearance.In 2015, Anthony Horowitz made his James Bond debut with ‘Trigger Mortis’. The book was well-received (yours truly loved it!) and was noteworthy for being the first book since ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ to feature original Ian Fleming material. The book — a sequel to Goldfinger — is firmly ensconced in the James Bond canon.Three years later, Horowitz treads the ...
  • Michael Mills
    1970-01-01
    Anthony Horowitz is quickly making his case to be the best Bond author since Fleming. If Forever and a Day doesn't quite deliver the same delight of discovery as his first 007 book, Trigger Mortis, it does feel more focused.Horowitz understands the very masculine tragedy at the centre of James Bond and goes some way to showing that coalesce. Thankfully he manages that for the most part without heavyhanded foreshadowing (the couple of occasions on...
  • Alice
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely loved Horowitz's Trigger Mortis, had high hopes for his second Bond adventure, a Casino Royale prequel, and was not disappointed. As well as a plot, setting and characters that were pure Fleming, I found Bond himself, and the glimpses into his head, incredibly convincing. This was My Bond as I knew him, albeit slightly younger and less experienced. The little touches that explain some of his later habits and attitudes were thoughtful...
  • Gary M.
    1970-01-01
    The book opens with M delivering the line, 'So 007 is dead.' And this time it's not a twist that will reveal 007's death was staged in order to go deep undercover. No, this time 007 really is dead - shot three times whilst operating in the South of France. It seems another agent carried the 007 number before Bond, and this book tells the story of how Bond replaced him, became the new 007 and also avenged his death. This all takes place before the...
  • Simon
    1970-01-01
    A Legendary Icon is Born!Horowitz is an author that has taken us on an incredible journey in recent years. He's brought us Moriarty, he's channeled his inner Agatha Christie and even just been himself! He has also of course been the latest author to be trusted with the James Bond franchise. In each case he has shown a great sympathy for the style and substance of the characters and period in which the stories were set. So, he was probably an idea...
  • Reading Lit
    1970-01-01
    The James Bond book series was, of course, originated by none other than Ian Fleming, a man whose author photo shows he had seen some of the backdoor dealings and reversals that made their way into his stories. The books were then handled by authors John Gardner in the 1980s and 1990s, followed by Raymond Benson in the 1990s and early 2000s.Since 2008, Bond has been treated on by guest authors, a revolving door of literary voices, including Sebas...
  • Tim Trewartha
    1970-01-01
    Classy and highly enjoyable new 007 novel from the author of the previous one, the excellent 'Trigger Mortis'. This a "prequel" to Casino Royale, in that is set before Fleming's debut Bond novel, so we get to see Bond become 007, and his first mission as 007. What I like about Bond in this novel is that he isn't the cocksure, superman we get in some of the films, he's young, makes mistakes, doubts himself, but still comes through in the end. Bond...
  • Jack Lugo
    1970-01-01
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading Forever and Day, Anthony Horowitz’s prequel to Casino Royale. There’s lots to appreciate about Horowitz’s approach to Bond, and as someone who loves the Fleming novels this book stands very well alongside those classic Bond books. The Waterstone’s special edition features the previously unpublished treatment Fleming had written for an aborted television series prior to the Bond films. Horowitz skillfully crafts ...
  • Nigel
    1970-01-01
    If you like the original Bond books, you'll love this. Horowitz takes us back to before the beginning, Bond having just finished his second assassination is rewarded with the coveted 007 number and is off to discover and avenge what happened to his predecessor. There are some great characters and some lovely background on where Bond got his liking for Martini's shaken not stirred and the brand of cigarettes he smokes. All in all this is classic B...
  • Yemic
    1970-01-01
    A prequel to Casino Royale? I believe it’s the book not thr movie staring Daniel Craig , there is no way it’s the same bond. James in the book had the James bond persona, Craig's James was just a rouge. It’s more of Sean Connery’s Bond.The 1st sentence got me confused and hooked at the same time. This is a befitting origin story and the origin of some of Bond’s phrases put a smile on my face (vodka martini). I was not expecting to like ...
  • Huma
    1970-01-01
    I always enjoy reading Anthony Horowitz and he has done a very good job in his second book for the Fleming state. Forever and a Day is a Bond origins story and it recounts the first mission Bond goes on after being appointed 007 agent. I loved reading the ship sequence and hopefully it will make a great cinematic sequence one day.
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    Just like a Bond film. Brilliant. Although Pierce Brosnan is my favourite Bond, I read this with Daniel Craig in the leading role. Please try
  • Brian Stabler
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating - 3.5Recognisably Fleming's Bond and with a pretty memorable villain in the corpulent form of Jean Paul Scipio, but it's just a pity that the plot, what little there is, is so slight.
  • Carmen
    1970-01-01
    Nothing ground breaking, but I enjoyed the attention to detail; descriptions of France and the luxury Bond witnessed and experienced there, the small towns, the clothing--it all added to the setting and the experience. I definitely saw a 007 movie playing as I read through, and the predictability of it was comforting somehow. It was what I needed after reading a confusing psychological thriller. Very good palate cleanser and summer read.