History Literature / LiveAndLetDie

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.
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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21st Aug '16 1:42:39 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.
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