Pentagram: “Quantum of Solace” Book


3 of 5 stars
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In a tradition of endless repackagings of Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories and novels, it’s probably fair to say that this is the most aesthetically sophisticated. Certainly the fancy-pantsiest:

“Hyland created a cloth-covered hardback with cover imagery restricted to a silver foil-blocked image of Bond’s infamous Walther PPK… A subtle diamond pattern is debossed on to the boards, which combined with deep burgundy endpapers evokes the discerning elegance of Bond’s world. An embossed manila bellyband with typewritten cover information on the label evokes the official documents of the period.”

Appears to be available only in the U.K.; American customers must abide with this plebeian, retro-minded edition.