Live And Let Die Book Summary and Study Guide

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James Bond arrives in America getting red carpet treatment from the CIA. He is pleasantly surprised to learn that his CIA companion on this mission will be his friend Felix Leiter. His mission is to investigate Mr. Big: A member of the Russian Counter-Espionage Agency, SMERSH. He is an American who has risen up to the top of organised crime. James Bond's superior, M, informs him that ancient treasure from the lost hoard of the pirate, Bloody Morgan, are being smuggled into the United States. The culprits , when caught, are always working class people who say they don't know who they are smuggling for. Mr. Big controls his people by use of fear. He encourages the rumour that he is the reincarnated spirit of Baron Samedi, an ancient voodoo God. Felix and Bond agree to visit the bars of Harlem, where they believe his associates congregate.
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This will prove one of the most frightening experiences of their careers...

A good thriller, not as good as its predessessor but still with high points. A cringeworthy torture scene and a scary atmosphere are the best aspects of the book. The is a lull in the centre of the book which is not as readable as the beginning or the end. Don't expect this book to be a lot like the film. It is completely different.

WARNING: Contains usage of racially derogative terms. Do not read this book if you are easily offended by racial issues.
The review of this Book prepared by Oliver Bayley

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   spy ring

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Southeast    -   West    -   Mid-Atlantic states The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   scuba under Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   naive Brooke Shields-ish virgin    -   Caribbean Island City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Unusual forms of death    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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