Benson on the Passing of John Gardner

Filed under: John Gardner,Raymond Benson on Aug 8, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Over at Raymond Benson’s official website, Benson remember his friendship with fellow Bond author John Gardner who recently passed away on August 3rd.

“I was saddened to hear of John Gardner’s passing. I had my first book-signing (THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION) in 1984 alongside John Gardner at the Mysterious Bookshop in New York (he was signing ROLE OF HONOR). Even though I made criticisms, as well as praises, of his Bond novels in my BEDSIDE COMPANION, we became friends and stayed in touch throughout the years. I have fond memories of my visit to his Virginia home for a weekend in 1993 to write an extended piece on John and his works for 007 Magazine. I have nothing but respect for John and the legacy he left. We’ve lost an artist with true integrity.” – Raymond Benson

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