Love him or hate him (or both as I do) he is at the heart, the DNA, of the spy novel and film.
I think i want to give myself a writers challenge – to take the heart of the American, made for TV Casino Royale and use it as a road map to writing my own spy novel. Not fan fic, not a ‘Bond’ novel. The idea is to take that which is already at the heart of the spy genre and push it, twist it and build on it.
Hopefully the result will be so far from the original that MGM, Danjaq, EON and Ian Fleming Publishing will see my little novel as an homage and not a knock off.