The Many Lives of James Bond
Praise for The Many Lives of James Bond:
"We all want to know 'the inside story' of Bond - and thanks to Mark Edlitz we now have possibly the fullest collection of Bond oral histories ever published in a single volume. What I particularly liked about The Many Lives of James Bond is that it recognizes the many and multifaceted contributions to Bond in all his media forms. An essential addition to every Bondologist's bookshelf."
-- James Chapman, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester and author of Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films.
"Mark Edlitz has provided an insightful book that goes off the well-worn path in terms of interviews and provides perspectives from people associated with the films, novels, comic books, and video games. Even if your Bond library is extensive, you'll want to add this informative and highly entertaining work to your collection."
-- Lee Pfeiffer, co-author of The Incredible World of 007
"Just when you thought that there was no more information to be printed about James Bond, Mark Edlitz comes along. And the material here isn't just broken fragments of rock with a faint glitter of fool's gold, either; it's the real 24-carat stuff. Edlitz has interviewed a wide variety of people connected with portraying Bond, from writers through actors to game designers and even poster artists, and each one has an attaché case-full of fascinating stories about their approach to the task. Bond has been accused of being a two-dimensional character, but if this book demonstrates anything, it demonstrates that Bond is multi-dimensional. Someone (I'm not sure who) once observed that every man wants to be Bond, but no man would want to have dinner with him. Based on this book, I'm guessing that Mark Edlitz must be a fascinating man with whom to share a dinner table..."
---Andrew Lane, co-author of The Bond Files.
If you think you know all there is to know about 007, think again - Mark Edlitz has compiled a remarkable treasure-trove of 007 interviews, with insights not only from actors, filmmakers, and authors but also from the creators of James Bond music, comic books, and video games. There is much information here that has never before been revealed, making this a must-have for both casual and hard-core James Bond fans. Pour a martini and dive into the many amazing worlds of 007!
--- Bruce Scivally, co-author of James Bond: The Legacy