I've heard some surprisingly positive stuff about the new "Young James Bond" series by Charlie Higson. Still, I can't imagine how these books would work--James Bond novels are all about the sex, guns, and gambling, with some manly brooding thrown in. So how does that translate to kiddie lit? Are there preteen vixens hanging around? Are his fellow boarding school inmates shooting each other with guns pinched from their fathers' shooting racks? Are there fourteen-year-old kingpins running games of Three-card Monte? I'm almost tempted to buy a copy and find out... but not quite.