Live And Let Die by Ian Fleming
Describe it in 25 words or less. James Bond must eliminate another international foe whilst saving a new found love.
Any particular reason for choosing this book? I’m attempting to read the entire James Bond series in chronological order.
What did you think of the cover art? It irritated me because it didn’t match the description of Solitaire.
Who was your favorite character and why? James Bond because he is James Bond.
Who was your least favorite character and why? Mr. Big because of his ruthless criminal ways.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me early on, but fluctuated throughout with the level of intensity and was a little more predictable than I like.
Was it plot or character driven? More plot heavy than character.
What did you think of the ending? Predictable; but the first page of the final chapter was one of my favorite parts of the books.
What was the moral of the story? Always have a back-up plan.
Favorite quote: “I hope I’ve made it right, six to one sounds terribly strong. I’ve never had Vodka Martinis before.” -Solitaire to James Bond.
How does the book compare to the film? From memory; it was closer than some of the other film adaptations.
These songs came to mind for me whilst reading…
Voodoo Lady by Ween
Live and Let Die by Guns ‘n’ Roses (I know who wrote the original, but the song in my head was this version)
Barracuda by Heart
Who would you recommend it to? James Bond/Ian Fleming fans.
Book Mention: The Traveler’s Tree by Leigh Fermor
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