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I think the cover is hideous  ajb007/mad

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The cover looks like it should be on a romance novel set on a cruise. For a book about Bond's roots a navy ship would've been better.

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I think it represents a speeding bullet but what do I know...
Not bad, actually.

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It's not the worst (though very far from the best) and won't stop me buying it.

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The cover started to grow on me when I saw the full jacket...

https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/forever-and-day-full-cover-450x297.jpg

One reason may be that I got excited about seeing the Jonathan Cape logo on the spine of a Bond novel again.

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Oh wow okay, that is pretty cool. A Beretta 92 though, why?

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JTM wrote:

Oh wow okay, that is pretty cool. A Beretta 92 though, why?

The cover designers probably saw the word Beretta in the text and just used whatever image they could find, without taking the model into account.

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cool cover. a bit like the surrealisms typical in the film credits.
I'm glad to see Flemings name is a bit smaller in this layout. After seeing the actual synopsis from Murder on Wheels which inspired Horowitz, I believe placing Fleming's name in such a big font was dishonest advertising.

Still curious of course what exactly the new Fleming content will be. If I read the above posted interview correctly, its not any actual origin-related content, so is Horowitz taking another unused TV episode plot and backdating it to before the events of Casino...? I guess we'll just have to wait to find out.

Perhaps, to be fair, 1960 was getting to be an impossibly busy year for James Bond, with the five small adventures already described in FYEO and now the rather larger adventure declassified in Horowitz's first book. Maybe he felt the need to shuffle the remaining TV plots around a bit, to even out Bond's chronological workload.

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It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller, but the cover isn't bad.

I hope the story about Bond's first kill. One of the two kills was a Norwegian in Stockholm, and I know I'm not the only one here who would like to see a Norwegian killed in Bond novel  ajb007/biggrin

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24 wrote:

It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller

good point eh? the words James Bond are the tiniest text on the cover. Usually they'd be the biggest.

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They should have made the 007-symbol larger, the words "with origional material by Ian Fleming" smaller and perhaps made the sea darker.I doubt the material from Fleming is a large percentage of the book, and the people who put great stock in Fleming as a source will discover his involvert anyway.
The basic consept of the artwork is good.

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Sometimes I think less is more with James Bond novel covers or they become too much of a generic thriller cover. It's like what they did with the Never Send Flowers covers with a dragonfly hovering over a blood-tipped rose. I predicted on MI6 Community that the wake of the boat (and the boat itself) represented a bullet in flight and it seems I was correct, from the expanded full cover.

In any event, it's best not to judge a book by its cover. It's the content of the text inside the covers that counts the most! All the rest is just aesthetics.  ajb007/martini

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Thrillers are judged by their cover more than most books.

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I don't know what was wrong with a semi naked woman sitting
Astride an oversized gun  ajb007/wink

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Having seen the full cover now I really like it. I think when we read the novel the cover will resonate even more.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I don't know what was wrong with a semi naked woman sitting
Astride an oversized gun  ajb007/wink

That went out in the 1970s, TP. Perhaps, sadly?  ajb007/biggrin

That said, I've never been very keen on those Bond covers by Panther. There's more to Bond than that.

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They're the ones I remember buying as a kid  .... Getting in to Bond  ajb007/wink

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Thunderpussy wrote:

They're the ones I remember buying as a kid  .... Getting in to Bond  ajb007/wink

Yes, you remember the first ones you buy the best of all. My first (back in August 1995) were the 1960s Pans and I like them the best of all the paperback editions of the Bond novels. Probably no coincidence as they were my first Bond novels. I actually think I only have one of the 'girls on guns' Panther covers - TMWTGG. They do seem to be hard to find in secondhand bookshops these days. I wonder why...?  ajb007/biggrin

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Well... called it ajb007/bond . Very cool.
Die Another Day had a Beretta 92FS, though it wasn't anachronistic.
This one is, which is distracting.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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caractacus potts wrote:
24 wrote:

It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller

good point eh? the words James Bond are the tiniest text on the cover. Usually they'd be the biggest.

I didn’t even notice the “007” or “James Bond” until you mentioned it...the white, tiny text on the lightest/whitest part of the ocean picture is a terrible idea

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JTM wrote:
caractacus potts wrote:
24 wrote:

It could be clearer that this is a James Bond thriller

good point eh? the words James Bond are the tiniest text on the cover. Usually they'd be the biggest.

I didn’t even notice the “007” or “James Bond” until you mentioned it...the white, tiny text on the lightest/whitest part of the ocean picture is a terrible idea

They could line up...
ANTH O NY
HOR O WITZ
     7
and get ze propur effuct.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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I'm sure the Point of Sale displays will have
Lots of James Bond 007 detailing.  With a bit
Of " New international  Best seller "

On the Title "Forever and a day " it is used by
Shakespeare  in two of his plays. So if it's good
Enough for the bard ....... possibly Horowitz  has
Been reading Barbel's Shakespearean  thread  ajb007/wink

Last edited by Thunderpussy (4th Mar 2018 10:49)

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I wish!  ajb007/lol

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If anyone is looking for the hardcover version of Trigger Mortis Indigo/ Chapters has it for $4.00CDN with free shipping to a brick and mortar store

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/bo … p;ikwidx=0

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Its good enough to be in a title sequence.

And seems as though people have gotten used to the title more quickly than they did with Trigger Mortis, although not me. I guess it might be some English saying, although taken at my face value, it's as childish as "Infinity Plus One".