As we got off topic in the Accidental Collection thread, I thought we might as well create a thread for novelizations.
Of the Bond novelizations, I’ve read the two Christopher Wood entries and the 3 Benson ones. James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me is, without a doubt, my favorite and a great, Fleming-esque Bond story in its own right. Of the 3 Benson novelizations, I though The World Is Not Enough added the most to the film. It did a great job of filling in the gaps for both Elektra’s and Renard’s motivations. We find out that Renard was truly in love with Elektra, whereas Elektra did care for Renard (and Bond strangely), she was really just using Renard and had her plan to kill her father in the works for much longer than her kidnapping. One problem Benson has though, is writing action. Some of the film’s biggest set pieces (i.e. the Thames chase and the shootout in the missile silo) are very shortened in regards to their film counterparts.