History Literature / LiveAndLetDie

28th Sep '17 4:46:42 PM moloch
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* ArtisticLicenceLaw: Strictly speaking, Felix Leiter would be outside his jurisdiction for much of the Mr Big case, since the CIA cannot operate inside the US.
23rd Aug '17 11:41:15 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* BondOneLiner: Not from Bond himself (still far from the quipping-and-killing machine the movies would make him), but the villains make a pithy little commentary on the shark-mangled Felix:
-->"He disagreed with something that ate him."
21st Jul '17 2:12:29 AM moloch
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* WhatADrag: Mr. Big ultimately plans to kill Bond and Solitaire by ''keelhauling'' them. Through coral. And [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shark-and-barracuda-infested waters]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted, as the mine Bond had planed on Mr. Big's yacht goes off before our heroes actually hit the coral]].

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* WhatADrag: Mr. Big ultimately plans to kill Bond and Solitaire by ''keelhauling'' them. Through coral. And [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shark-and-barracuda-infested waters]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted, as the mine Bond had planed planted on Mr. Big's yacht goes off before our heroes actually hit the coral]].
21st Jul '17 2:08:23 AM moloch
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After being on a leave due to the events in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about sudden eruption of smuggled gold coins, that are linked to Harlem crimelord Mr. Big.

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After being on a leave due to the events in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about sudden eruption of smuggled gold coins, that are linked to Harlem crimelord Mr. Big.
23rd Feb '17 7:06:57 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Played with; Bond internally monologues about his plan to invade Mr. Big's island, and the most important part goes off without a hitch, but there ''are'' a number of unexpected setbacks.
27th Dec '16 11:24:41 AM Black_Diesel
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23rd Oct '16 3:30:26 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: As discussed [[http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/james-bond-novels-that-were-edited.html here]], several of Fleming's less-sensitive moments were changed or deleted outright when this book first hit the United States.
7th Sep '16 2:45:49 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: A core theme of the book, and one of the key differences between the white Bond and the black antagonists. That said, Bond does admit that understands the power Voodoo can have on an individual's mind, and Solitaire, a white woman who grew up in that environment, is a lot less dismissive of it.
26th Aug '16 12:25:04 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ContemplateOurNavels: An ''extremely'' bizarre version happens about three-quarters through the book, when Bond's Caribbean flight is caught in a storm and Bond ponders the cruelty of the Universe and just how long he's got left to live. Commercial flight was fairly new and scary back in the 1950s, but it's still {{Padding}} of the first order.
26th Aug '16 12:21:08 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Part of why Bond swims on to Mr. Big's island even after [[spoiler:he's planted the mine on Mr. Big's yacht]]. Though it's debatable whether this really made any difference, since by that point the bad guys had already spotted him.
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