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Book review: The Bond Of The Millennium by Nicolás Suszczyk

By: Brian Smith
The Bond Of The Millennium – A Review
Hot on the heels of The World Of GoldenEye, Nicolás Suszczyk turns his attention from his favourite Bond film to his favourite actor as James Bond – Pierce Brosnan. Suszcyk's second book, The Bond Of The Millenium, was published in August 2019.

The book begins with an overview of the four Brosnan 007 adventures before a more detailed study of the films, their themes and how these films have also influenced the direction of the subsequent Daniel Craig entries.

Suszczyk mentions a few times that Pierce Brosnan is much maligned, something I must admit to not being aware of, or certainly no more or less than the other actors. For me the Brosnan films feel like a defined era, much like Connery and Moore before them.

The chapter ‘Words Are The New Weapons’ is perhaps the most insightful section of the book. I appreciate the detail about the Lienz Cossacks and Suszczyk continues to inspire confidence not only with his familiarity of Fleming but here, John Gardner’s body of work too.

He also places these four films within the context of when they were made, whether influenced by modern technology (GoldenEye is the Bond film that introduced the internet into the series, Tomorrow Never Dies, the first with a cell phone) or world events (how 9/11 is acknowledged without being explicitly mentioned in 2002’s Die Another Day, for example).

Having played a couple of the Nintendo games – although not very well – I also found the chapter on the video games fresh and fascinating.

In my opinion, the book would benefit from restructuring, especially as some of the observations are repeated in a few of the chapters. Despite the obvious flaws, Suszczyk is clearly knowledgeable and I love his enthusiasm. I hope he continues to pursue his writing, and perhaps aim for being professionally published. Even though this book is not as even as The World Of Goldeneye, it’s certainly worth a read.

Review by Brian James Smith. Copyright © 2019 From Sweden with Love. All rights reserved.

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