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Charles Higson Completes Book Three of "Young Bond"

The books of Charles Higson are hard to classify. At least the four brutal, yet somehow hilarious, books he wrote in the '90s are. Between 1992 and 1996, Higson wrote "King of the Ants," "Happy Now," "Full Whack," and "Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen." And that was about it until last year. It was beginning to look as if the man only had the four harrowing novels in him.

So what is it that has brought him back into the literary limelight? Bond. James Bond. Actually, young Bond. Last year he wrote the first book of his "Young Bond" series: "Silverfin." This year will see the release of book number two of the chronicles of the 13-year-old Bond: "Blood Fever." And, according to, the untitled third book will be out in 2007. I wouldn't have pegged Higson as one to go in the direction of writing books for kids, but it sounds like an ideal match, in a weird way.

Click here for's 2005 interview with Higson, in which he discusses in detail the origins of his involvement with the series of books.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on March 9, 2006 11:53 PM
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