Read Me -- MIRALY'S Book of the Month blog.

COLONEL SUN, by Robert Markham

Because he explains more and leaves less out, he’s sometimes not as confusing as Fleming. But that also makes him less fast-paced. It’s true, the book doesn’t move at the exciting, fast-paced clip of Fleming. This is a leisurely story told leisurely.

There’s a sense of wit/comedy and societal criticism in the dialogue as well, which is nice, but that’s when one realizes that is not Fleming’s Bond. This Bond is too concerned with the world. Fleming’s is laser-focused on his job.