Diamonds are Forever Book Summary and Study Guide

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As the fourth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series opens, a packet of diamonds leaves the deserts of Sierra Leone, the opening of a smuggling scheme that stretches from Africa to London and across the Atlantic Ocean to America, an operation that is costing the British government two million pounds every year.
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Called in on the case is James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service. Bond's mission is simple: infiltrate the ring and dismantle it from within.

Traveling from London to New York City and from there to Saratoga and Las Vegas, Bond uncovers the identities of the masterminds behind the scheme: Jack and Seraffimo Spang, leaders of the powerful American Spangled Mob.

Now with the aid of former CIA-agent Felix Leiter, now a Pinkerton detective, and the unwitting help of beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case, Bond sets-out to break the Mob.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   stolen goods organization Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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