Live and let die book
Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2) by Ian FlemingNot long ago, A. Club editor Keith Phipps purchased a large box containing over 75 vintage science fiction, crime, and adventure paperbacks. He is reading all of them. This is book number six. Fleming's adopted home of Jamaica would follow at the turn of the next decade.
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The film was released in and was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. His chance comes when Mr. Bond travels to Harlem, New York where Mr. Big operates. Bond then meets with his two associates for the case, Captain Dexter and Felix Leiter who had worked with Bond in the previous novel. After they rendezvous, a bomb explodes in the place where Bond was staying.
Mr Big is brutal, brilliant and feared worldwide.
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His novel was written in through the eyes of an ex-British intelligence military officer and all the British imperialism of the time in which Fleming was writing spy novels. He gets all the benefits of being a criminal mastermind and, indeed, gives Bond as much of a run for his money as any Bond villain. Big is using the gold to fund his illegal enterprises. Because Mr. But Bond under-estimates this crime lord. In due course, as in the developing history of other races, there will appear negroes great and famous in every other walk of life.
Fleming wrote the novel at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica before his first book, Casino Royale , was published; much of the background came from Fleming's travel in the US and knowledge of Jamaica. Bond becomes involved in the US through Mr Big's smuggling of 17th-century gold coins from British territories in the Caribbean. The novel deals with the themes of the ongoing East-West struggle of the Cold War , including British and American relations, Britain's position in the world, race relations, and the struggle between good and evil. The initial print run of 7, copies quickly sold out and a second print run was ordered within the year. US sales, when the novel was released there a year later, were much slower.
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