Being starved for anything Bond (and the fact that we won’t get Forever and a Day until November in the states), I’ve started reading the continuation novels that I never before had much interest in.
I read the first 3 Benson novels a while ago, but I remember not enjoying them very much. They felt too much like novel versions of rejected Brosnan scripts. I picked up The Man with the Red Tattoo on audiobook last week and have been pleasantly surprised.
What is the general opinion about Benson’s novels? Until the bizarre one-off model taken recently, I felt that Benson was definitely number 3 after Fleming and Gardner’s distant number 2 (I also have only ever read one Gardner novel).