John Gardner Biography
(English Spy and Novelist, Best Known for His 'James Bond' Continuation Novels)
Birthday: November 20, 1926 (Scorpio)
Born In: Northumberland, England
The famous creator of the fictional character ‘Boysie Oakes’, John Gardner, is known for the spy and thriller novels he has written. However, people remember him more as a writer who continued the ‘James Bond’ series of novels, originally authored by Ian Fleming. Having almost fifty novels to his credit, sixteen of which were from James Bond series, Gardner was a prolific writer who has been regarded many as one of the greatest writers in the espionage genre. His novels are known for their light comic appeal, balanced with the suspense and the seriousness of the novels, which make his works fascinating reads. His books on ‘James Bond’ have been considered more ‘filmable’ than the original James Bond series, in the sense that, they are action-packed and have all the ingredients required for making a film. Both in terms of approach and writing style, Gardner differs from Ian Fleming a great deal. Critics have cited that Gardner wrote in a completely different way, not for the sake of writing differently from Fleming, but for the whole purpose of incorporating his own image of ‘James Bond’. Although the comparison between the original ‘Bond’ novels and its sequels by him will never cease to exist, yet Gardner’s works have been able to make an impact in the literary world. Read the article below to know more.