Tweeting the Bond Novels

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

With the premiere of Skyfall taking place tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall (@RoyalAlbertHall), Bond fever has hit the UK. In fact, there have been more than one million Bond-related Tweets in the last month alone.

Comedian and author Charlie Higson (@Monstroso) is a huge Bond fan and the author of the Young Bond series of novels. He took to Twitter today to undertake a challenge that would help introduce modern-day 007 fans to Ian Fleming’s original 12 Bond novels.  

Higson tweeted a description of each of the books, crafting each novel into 140 characters. He used Twitter to bring a whole new audience to the series, which started his love affair with Bond.

The novels were tweeted in chronological order, starting with Casino Royale, the first novel to feature Bond.

Tweeting the Bond Novels

Here are the Tweets as they appeared:

Casino Royale

Live And Let Die


Diamonds Are Forever

From Russia With Love

Dr. No



The Spy Who Loved Me

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

You Only Live Twice

The Man With The Golden Gun

Charlie also too part in a Twitter Q&A answering a host of Bond-related questions. Here he is at Twitter’s London HQ:

Follow #BondTweets to catch up on his answers, or to suggest your own 140-character synopses. And finally, here is a selection of the original book covers, which also appeared in Charlie’s Tweets today: 

Tweeting the Bond Novels

Tweeting the Bond Novels

Tweeting the Bond Novels

Tweeting the Bond Novels