Seems like these things are coming faster and faster. CommanderBond.net got an exclusive look at the cover art for the third book in The Moneypenny Diaries series, Final Fling. Not too shabby, but I have to admit that I greatly dislike how reminiscent it is of the 60s Bond posters, specifically Moneypenny’s stance on the cover which was iconic of Sean Connery’s and George Lazenby’s Bonds, possibly Roger Moore as well though I don’t remember off the top of my head. The literary world and the film world should stay apart if you ask me. Some people were upset with Devil May Care’s cover art because of how reminiscent it was of some of the film posters like The World Is Not Enough. I get that, but at the same time something like that isn’t new for the literary series. Off the top of my head there was an Octopussy & The Living Daylights cover with the girl’s hair being octopus tentacles (actually quite cool). But Final Fling’s is just too obvious to me.
Other than that, I like the style and the art. Presumably this is for the UK hardcover, though Amazon.co.uk lists both the hardcover and the paperback as being released on the same day (May 1, 2008). This illustrated art style actually began with the UK paperback edition of Secret Servant. S, who knows?
.S. literary Bond fans still have to wait for May 13, 2008 to get their hands on the first installment of the series, Guardian Angel.
- Oct.31.08 » Final Fling Released in Paperback
- Jun.5.08 » Macintyre, Higson, Weinberg on Bond
- May.29.08 » Interview with Samantha Weinberg
- May.13.08 » Moneypenny Finally Lands Stateside
- May.1.08 » Final Fling Released in the UK