History Literature / LiveAndLetDie

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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.
26th Aug '16 12:05:48 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* LargeAndInCharge: Mr. Big, even moreso than his film counterpart.
21st Aug '16 1:51:05 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ScoobyDooHoax: Mr. Big's operations are dosed with a bit of HollywoodVoodoo and he encourage rumours that he is really a zombie or even Baron Samedi himself.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: Mr. Big's operations are dosed with a bit of HollywoodVoodoo and he encourage rumours that he is really a zombie or even Baron Samedi himself. He even has the stereotypical ''Scooby-Doo'' villain motive: smuggling stuff around the country.
21st Aug '16 1:27:11 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ActionizedSequel: While ''Casino Royale'' is far from violence-free, Bond really only gets into one "fight" (which he loses). Here, both the good and bad guys are a ''lot'' more willing to resort to violence to solve their problems, and that's not getting into all the hostile wildlife Bond has to deal with.

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* ActionizedSequel: While ''Casino Royale'' is far from violence-free, Bond really only gets into one "fight" (which he loses). Here, both the good and bad guys are have a ''lot'' more willing chances to resort to violence to solve their problems, violence, and that's not getting into all the hostile wildlife Bond has to deal with.
21st Aug '16 1:26:04 PM Rubber_Lotus
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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]].
21st Aug '16 1:22:43 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ActionizedSequel: While ''Casino Royale'' is far from violence-free, Bond only really gets into one "fight" (which he loses). Here, both the good and bad guys are a ''lot'' more willing to resort to violence to solve their problems, and that's not getting into all the hostile wildlife Bond has to deal with.

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* ActionizedSequel: While ''Casino Royale'' is far from violence-free, Bond only really only gets into one "fight" (which he loses). Here, both the good and bad guys are a ''lot'' more willing to resort to violence to solve their problems, and that's not getting into all the hostile wildlife Bond has to deal with.



* BadToTheLastDrop: At once point, Bond and Solitaire are forced to recoup at a local GreasySpoon, which serves them this alongside an equally terrible breakfast.



* LargeAndInCharge: Mr. Big, even moreso than his film counterpart.



* VillainsWantMercy: When the Robber winds up dangling above the SharkPool he'd intended to throw Bond into, he immediately starts begging for mercy and swears to tell Bond everything he knows. Averted with Mr. Big, whose eyes "held no appeal for help" even when [[spoiler:he's half-dead from the mine Bond planted on his yacht and a pack of sharks are about to finish the job]].

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* VillainsWantMercy: When the Robber winds up dangling above the SharkPool he'd intended to throw Bond into, he immediately starts begging for mercy and swears to tell Bond everything he knows. Averted with Mr. Big, whose eyes "held no appeal for help" even when [[spoiler:he's half-dead from the mine Bond planted on his yacht and a pack of sharks are the local wildlife is about to finish the job]].
21st Aug '16 1:13:56 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ActionizedSequel: While ''Casino Royale'' is far from violence-free, Bond only really gets into one "fight" (which he loses). Here, both the good and bad guys are a ''lot'' more willing to resort to violence to solve their problems, and that's not getting into all the hostile wildlife Bond has to deal with.



* VillainsWantMercy: When the Robber winds up dangling above the SharkTank he'd intended to throw Bond into, he immediately starts begging for mercy and swears to tell Bond everything he knows. Averted with Mr. Big, whose eyes "held no appeal for help" even when [[spoiler:he's half-dead from the mine Bond planted on his yacht and a pack of sharks are about to finish the job]].

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* VillainsWantMercy: When the Robber winds up dangling above the SharkTank SharkPool he'd intended to throw Bond into, he immediately starts begging for mercy and swears to tell Bond everything he knows. Averted with Mr. Big, whose eyes "held no appeal for help" even when [[spoiler:he's half-dead from the mine Bond planted on his yacht and a pack of sharks are about to finish the job]].
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