Spies And Novelists Both ‘Accomplished Liars,’ Says New Bond Author

Solo by William Boyd

Spies And Novelists Both ‘Accomplished Liars,’ Says New Bond Author
October 05, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/10/05/228830519/spies-and-novelists-both-accomplished-liars-says-new-bond-author

On the kinship between spies and novelists
Having written three spy novels now … I began to see, there’s a certain overlap between the world of the spy or the double agent and the world of the novelist.
And I think that overlap occurs not in any kind of intrepid way — because most writers are abject cowards — but in the way they look at the world. And I think spies and novelists look at the world with the same intent, curious gaze.

Bond wants a relationship and very often the women he has relationships with are damaged in some way. And I think this reflects Ian Fleming’s psyche, in that he gave Bond a lot of his tastes and a lot of his traits and his needs and complexes.

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