Long time Bond fan, pleased at last.


Hi there,

I’ve just returned from seeing the new Bond film, Skyfall and I must admit that the makers have finally got it right.

When the franchise underwent a reboot with Daniel Craig as Bond in Casino Royale I was pleased to see an old friend back where he belonged, on the big screen and although they took the idea of the plot from the book of the same title they unfortunately left out some of the well-loved characters that we have come to love and look on as old friends. Now although Casino Royale was a good film it didn’t feel like a Bond film, it was almost like the producers had, had enough of doing these films and they had handed over the reins to a group of newbies who had never seen a Bond film or read any of the books by Fleming. Then came Quantum of Solace, hot on the heels of the success of the Bourne films, the films that were touted as ‘the film that Bond should’ve been’ or ‘Better than Bond’ or even ‘Bourne makes Bond look like an amateur’ so what happened, they tried to outBourne Bourne and it became neither a Bond film nor a Bourne film but rather somewhere in between.

Then we come to Skyfall.

What can I say except ‘wow!’ they finally got it right.

Although it wasn’t a return to the formula that the previous twenty films had adhered to so rigidly it was, a return in part. By that I mean that it felt like a Bond film. It had a return of some familiar faces, ‘Q’ being the most notable and the injection of some of the icons that made the films so loved and noticeable all around the world. Gone was the shaky camera work during the action sequences, a trademark of the Bourne films and one of the most irritable traits of that series and back to basics with the steadycam making it possible to actually see what was happening. Now I don’t know about anyone else but I find that really helpful when watching a film, you know, to be able to see what was going on.

If all that sounds a little ambiguous I meant it to be because I would not want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of seeing this film for the first time. There are enough twists and turns throughout it to satisfy the most diehard fan, the acting is superb by all involved and it heralds in the next film nicely.

As the film credits begin to roll the familiar words appear “James Bond Will Return” and you know he will and you know you can’t wait.

One last thing, go see the film, it is this years ‘must see’ film.

See you soon,

Jan.

 

The Stupidity of Statisticians.


Hi there,

I was at work the other day and something on the radio caught my attention, it was a report that said according to statistics we spend many hours looking for parking spaces, and they mentioned just how many hours, some farcical number to which the person reading the report commented that it was a monumental waste of life. My immediate thought was that I agreed but not with what she meant, I thought it a waste and I mean a complete waste of resources and time if the people who compile these useless lists think they actually accomplish anything. The topic of finding a parking space, such as, how can knowing how much time each of us spends looking for the illusive space actually help us find the same? Do we as individuals actually care about such matters when we are on a car park searching for somewhere to park, I think not. In that respect it is a waste of their time if they think we care, I for one, do not.

Summing up I would just like to add that this rant is probably just as much a waste of time as compiling the list but I was simply expressing my opinion.

See you soon,

Jan.

 

Free copies 3


Hi there,

it occurred to me the other day that I neglected to make arrangements for those of you who are eligible for the free signed copies of Discovery, Col Sec 3 to be able to receive them. So to rectify that oversight, if those of you who review either Ronin, Col Sec 1, or Omega, Col Sec 2 if you leave a comment on here with your contact details it will enable me to send the book on to you.

See you soon,

Jan.

Free signed copies 2


Hi there,

To help with those who want to enter the competition for a free signed copy of Discovery, here’s the link to Ronin

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronin-Col-Mr-Jan-Domagala/dp/1468160400/ref=cm_cd_pdp?_encoding=UTF8&cdPage=1&newContentID=Tx27DU1U4A96OJP&noLL=1#CustomerDiscussions

and the link to Omega

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Omega-Col-Mr-Jan-Domagala/dp/1470141167/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351100030&sr=1-1

Hope this helps

see you soon and good luck

Jan.

 

Discovery.


 

Hi there,

I’ve been away for a while trying to sort out the next installment of the Col Sec series and looking into getting my website to promote my books. As well as all this I’ve been working on another project, actually it’s a reworking of one of my earlier books, nothing to do with Col Sec but I’m sure it will be just as good. I’ll post news of this along with all other news I have of the Col Sec series on here in the near future.

In my last post I placed a link to Discovery on Amazon but I checked recently and found out that I must have made a mistake in the process as it didn’t work. I’m not sure what I did wrong but here’s the link again, sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Col-Sec-Novel-3/dp/1478315318/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349618172&sr=1-3&keywords=A+Col+Sec

The above link is to the paperback edition which is available on Free Super Saver Delivery or on Prime which is next day delivery, and you can use the ‘Look Inside’ function to sample pages.

The kindle edition is available here,

http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Col-Sec-series-ebook/dp/B008W7DBVS/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349619117&sr=1-4&keywords=Jan+Domagala

Hope this clears up any confusion,

See you soon,

Jan.