Live and Let Die
"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on... show more
"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable." Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big—master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition—he knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…
Publish date: May 27th 2003
Pages no: 229
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#2)
This novel drags for the first third, but then the good ol’ 1950s spy thriller cheesiness really kicks into gear and we’re off for another entertaining Bond adventure. Though he was slightly less of a douche-canoe this time and there was a lot more action than in Casino Royale, I actually found the ...
Ich weiß bei den Bond-Büchern gar nicht wo ich anfangen soll. So vieles ist einfach grundlegend verkehrt in diesen Büchern. Sie sind politisch unkorrekt, idiotisch und einfach nur zum Haare raufen. Aber im Laufe von "Live and Let Die" habe ich eine gewisse Hass-Liebe zu James Bond und seinen Co-Akte...
I'm done with this series.
In my review of Casino Royale (following on from my reading of James Bond: The Authorised Biography) I mentioned – it was difficult to avoid it – the overt sexism. In Live and Let Die, while the sexism is still there (of course, it was written in the fifties) it is more the racism that sticks in our...
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