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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 055208977X
  • 9780552089777

Review Text

The current hoo-ha between the N.Y. Herald Trib and the New Yorker brought forth this interesting definition of proper parody from the magazine - a writing form used only on those writers who are worth it. The critics haven't yet decided whether or not Ian Fleming really was worth it, but Mr. Gardner went ahead anyway and introduced Boysie Oakes, his answer to James Bond, in The Liquidator. Both men have an educated taste in material things, incredible luck with women and fantastic brushes with the Russians. But, where Bond is all Tiger, Boysie is pure Chicken and therein lies the laugh appeal for an audience in Bond-age. (Kirkus Reviews)show more