YMMV / Colonel Sun

  • Broken Base: Averted surprisingly. Kingsley Amis is one of the few authors to be considered equal to Fleming in the Bond novels. Generally, Colonel Sun is considered the only pastiche "worthy" of being among the canon. This notably wasn't the case when the book was first released with Kingsley Amis' communist politics being a good deal more controversial in 1968.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Colonel Sun talks at great length about how the West and Soviet Union's relationship will continue to thaw while the Red Chinese will only grow as a threat. This was influenced by Kingsley's own communist politics. As anyone with a knowledge of modern history will know, the United States allied with China economically and continued to work against the Soviet Union until it's fall in 1992.
  • Values Dissonance: Colonel Sun is a Yellow Peril Inscrutable Oriental Dirty Communist who menaces our very Caucasian heroes.
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