Charlie Higson / Jun 06, 2020

SilverFin What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known In this thrilling prequel to the adventure of James Bond readers meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determ

  • Title: SilverFin
  • Author: Charlie Higson
  • ISBN: 9781423122623
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known In this thrilling prequel to the adventure of James Bond, 007, readers meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will someday take him across the globe, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals of all time Thirteen year old James Bond cannot wait to getWhat does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known In this thrilling prequel to the adventure of James Bond, 007, readers meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will someday take him across the globe, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals of all time Thirteen year old James Bond cannot wait to get away from Eton, his stuffy boarding school, and visit his aunt and uncle in the Highlands of Scotland Upon arriving, he learns that a local boy, Alfie Kelly, has gone missing James teams up with the boy s cousin, Red, to investigate the disappearance The clues lead them to the castle of Lord Hellebore, a madman with a thirst for power Despite unknown dangers, James is determined to find the lost boy But what he discovers in the dark basement of Hellebore s estate will forever change his life.

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      • Charlie Higson

        Higson was educated at Sevenoaks School and at the University of East Anglia where his brother has taught since 1986 and is now a professor of film studies where he met Paul Whitehouse, David Cummings and Terry Edwards Higson, Cummings and Edwards formed the band The Higsons of which Higson was the lead singer from 1980 to 1986 They released two singles on the Specials 2 Tone label Higson then became a plasterer before he turned to writing for Harry Enfield with Paul Whitehouse and performing comedy He came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show 1994 2000 He worked with Whitehouse on the radio comedy Down the Line and is to work with him again on a television project, designed to be a spoof of celebrity travel programmes 1 He worked as producer, writer, director and occasional guest star on Randall Hopkirk Deceased from 2000 to 2001 Subsequent television work has included writing and starring in BBC Three s Fast Show spin off sitcom Swiss Toni He is currently starring in Tittybangbang series 3 on BBC Three and has appeared as a panellist on QI.He published four novels through the early to mid 1990s which take a slightly dystopian look at everyday life and have a considerably adult tone than his other work, with characters on the margins of society finding themselves spiraling out of control, leading him to be described by Time Out as The missing link between Dick Emery and Brett Easton Ellis 2 In 2004, it was announced that Higson would pen a series of James Bond novels, aimed at younger readers and concentrating on the character s school days at Eton Higson was himself educated at Sevenoaks School where he was a contemporary of Jonathan Evans, current Director General of MI5 The first novel, SilverFin, was released on 3 March 2005 in the UK and on 27 April 2005 in the U.S A second novel, Blood Fever, was released on 5 January 2006 in the UK and 1 June in the U.S The third novel, Double or Die, was published on 4 January 2007 having had its title announced the day before The next, Hurricane Gold, came out in hardcover in the UK in September 2007 3 In this year he also made a debut performance on the panel show QI His final Young Bond novel, By Royal Command, was released in hardcover in the UK on the 3 September 2008 4 Charlie has signed a deal to pen a new series of children s books for Puffin According to the author, They are going to be action adventures, but with a horror angle


    1. Take a wealthy madman, a Nazi scientist, a horde of killer-man-eating eels, and a young hero on the cusp of manhood and you've got one of the best kids mystery novels I've ever read. By the way, the boy happens to be named Bond

    2. I'm going to admit right off that I'm not a fan of the older James Bond. I mean, really. The guy runs around sleeping with strange women and killing people like it's all fun and games. Doesn't that strike anyone else as, um, slightly sociopathic?Thankfully, the same isn't true for the young James Bond. I really like his character in this book. In fact, even though Bond is a fictional character, I couldn't help feeling a sort of wistful sadness that such a nice young man was going to grow up into [...]

    3. স্পাই থ্রিলারের ভক্ত , অথচ জেমস বন্ড এর নাম শোনেনি, এমন খুব কম পাঠকই আছেন বলে আমার মনে হয় । জেমস বন্ড এর কোন উপন্যাস যদি নাও পড়া থাকে, অন্তত সিনেমাতো দেখেছেনই । আর সেই বিখ্যাত ডায়লোগ তো আছেই, “My name [...]

    4. This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine, who had enjoyed it thoroughly. I couldn't reject to read it, as she lent me a copy herself. It was written by Charlie Higson, covering the 'book written by a male author' category of the wide reading program. I feel that this aspect was likely one that greatly affected the writing of the novel.The main character of this book is James Bond, while he is still a teenager and progressing through school. It was interesting to read the detailed desc [...]

    5. -This book starts out slow. It is not like Alex Rider, where the adventures come straight away. James is also not as cocky as Alex. But this is book 1. James is very wishy washy at first and acts wimpy. That changes as the book goes on.-James Bond’s parents died in a climbing accident. So, James spends his time at a Eaton, a boarding school in England, and with relatives. When James spends the Easter holiday with his Uncle Max and his Aunt Charmian, he finds out that something evil is going a [...]

    6. First of series sets hero, brave, curious, sponge for learning. Give him skills, languages from travelling with parents, driving and Aston Martin from spy uncle. Classic orphan needs friends and mad scientist in stone cellar. Realistic rigid boarding school, watery meals, contrast with loving aunt. Observant, he notes footprint in dried mud others miss. Fun kid to hang around with. Alfie Kelly sneaks under arms merchant Lord Randolph Hellebore's fence, to fish guarded Loch Silverfin, but eels, s [...]

    7. One advantage of being the father of a couple of rowdy boys is increased appreciation for this kind of book. I was not a rowdy boy myself. Oh, I had plenty of fun, got myself dirty and all that, but I just never aspired to fight, shoot, race cars, or topple evil megalomaniacs over spring break. However, there must be some rowdy genes on Libby's side, because I'm sure at least one of my boys will grow up with all those inclinations, and will love this book.I haven't read any other "Bond, James Bo [...]

    8. Interest in this Young James Bond Young Adult series perked my interest when I read it was authorized by the Ian Fleming Estate. It promised to probe into the pre-007 years when he was about 12-13 years old and his family and other things that may or will influence the character as an adult. It, surprisingly, is quite violent and builds tension leading up to the plans of a psychotic Lord Hellebore who has plans of developing a master race in a lab in Northern Scotland near where Bond's Aunt and [...]

    9. When we first meet young James, he's just started boarding school at Eton in the 1930’s, and from there, the action moves to the Highlands of Scotland, where Alfie Kelly, a local boy, has gone missing. James teams up with the boy’s cousin, Red, to investigate the mystery, and they soon discover that Alfie’s disappearance is linked to a madman and his sinister plot for global power.This book mostly did not catch my attention only parts of the book I understood. I do like James Bond movies b [...]

    10. I have just started this book, the first bit is good when he goes though a lake full of iels, i rate this book but it is unusual for me to give mad ratings because i don't really like reading to be honest. I have only read 1 paragraph.

    11. James Bond is a new boy at Eton and he doesn’t fit in. Ever since his parents died in a climbing accident James has been home schooled by his aunt but now its time to learn what most kids go through every day. With all the peculiar rules, the itchy uniform and the strict beaks, -teachers- James is struggling to fit in but academically he is finding Eton easy as he is a very bright boy. As all kids do, James finds he is confronted by an older student who immediately dislikes James. His name is [...]

    12. Some might say those who survive in the end are the strong, but that just was not specific enough for me. I ask, do they mean physically forceful ‘strong’, motivational determination ‘strong’, or even the power to manipulate things ‘strong’? Imagine a documentary that follows three people each with a set of different strengths. Some might do better than others at some things and others might excel in other things, but in the end there has to be one person who comes out more successfu [...]

    13. I bought this book when I was younger but I picked it up again today and I still enjoy reading it. I would recommend this book to any one who likes the James Bond movies and who enjoys reading crime and thriller novels.

    14. Exciting! Ever wonder how James Bond became James Bond? How did he pick up all of the talents that allow him his narrow escapes? This backstory is full of suspense & danger, and spy novel enthusiasts will definitely enjoy it.

    15. it's where it all startedor rather it isn't otherwise we would have to ignore the Fleming canon of books.just of late I have been perusing a few charity shops in my locale and have noticed a fair bit of fiction endorsed by the Fleming estate and therefore keeping the James Bond literary brand in formof course this possibly comes at a cost to quality as I'm sure for every well executed tale there are maybe a few misses it was against this background I purchased this book plus a couple of other of [...]

    16. Have you ever seen a James Bond movie?? Well about half the world has. This book is about James Bond but when he was younger. It's called Silverfin and is by Charlie Higson. It is the first book in the Young Bond series and I really liked it. It starts out with James at this new school in England because he is an orphan. He meets lots of people including this boy and his dad, the Hellbores. Mr. Hellbore used to work with his dad and they were rivals. During break James went to Scotland and lived [...]

    17. Being passionate about all things 007, I figured I would give this a go after finishing everything by Gardner and Benson, along with the recent novels by Deaver, Boyd, etc. However, I was not sure what to think, as much of my love of the Bond character is around his cold, cool demeanor and his dispassionate dispatching of baddies with his licence to kill.That said, this novel was incredible. It far surpassed my expectations as it set the stage for so much of what was to come; so many references [...]

    18. This was actually a lot better than I was expecting. I've never been a big fan of the 007 movies, and I've never read the books, but I'm always intrigued by origin stories, thus I picked this one up. Definitely a good novel for boys, probably 9 to 16 would be the most intrigued.Set in 1933, the plot involves Bond enrolling at Eton, and during a break heading to Scotland to visit his remaining family. There he becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a missing teenage fisher, Lord Hellebore (the [...]

    19. nuansa petualangannya terasa sekali. meskipun James sudah menunjukan tandatanda bakalan jadi matamata besar saat dia dewasa tapi di sini ceritanya khas dunia anak remaja. penulisnya teliti dan hatihati untuk membuat Bond tidak langsung menonjol melebihi remaja seusianya, tapi mengajak pembaca berpikir bahwa agen 007 ini memang melewati masa muda yang membentuk dirinya hingga mampu menjadi matamata terbaikce one. gonna read another.

    20. SOOO AMAZING!!! The characters were phenomenal, and the action and suspense was saved for the very end. The character's sure went through some crazy stuff in this book, and their emotions were described perfectly. James Bond is one of my favorite characters of 2012!! I can't wait to read the sequel!!!!!

    21. The Fleming estate authorized these books, and I think it stays true to James Bond form. Our future agent meets up with a Bond girl (neighbor Wilder Lawless) and a Martini (her horse) and even an Aston Martin. The story started slowly and was somewhat violent for the target audience (young adult). I might read another in the series, but won't go out of my way to find it.

    22. Not my usual type of book but i liked it. It was cute, i loved the development of the story and how it kept the reader engaged. its a nice concept to write on about the younger days of James bond. who knows maybe ill continue reading.

    23. SilverFin (Young Bond, #1)--Grade Received: 75%(C)Why?: I feel like it could have been better. I don't know, it wasn't all that good. Hopefully the next book will be better- Mr. Good Read

    24. This book is very good. It has a good amount of action. It is about James bond when he was a kid . in the first prat he is in brooding school and meet's lord hellebore how is a Rich bully. And then James goes to his uncle max because his mom and dad are dead .

    25. Läst för min youth litt class. Underhållande och snabbt tempo. Märks att den är riktad till en yngre publik men inte på ett negativt sätt men inte något jag skulle ha läst på eget initiativ

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