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Live and Let Die: Read the second gripping unforgettable James Bond novel (James Bond 007, 2)

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Fleming’s attempt to link a powerful Harlem gangster to the Soviet Union is very interesting, and again indicative of the fears of the times. Felix Leiter, who we had just gotten to really get to know, during Bond and his big night out in Harlem, gets half eaten by a shark and loses an arm and a leg!

The main culprit seems to be one Mr Big, a powerful crime lord based in Harlem, big in every sense of the world.However, his thirst for power and overconfidence in his position is characteristic of Fleming’s view of evil men and is a trait shared by many other characters throughout the series. The jive talking in the club was definitely cringy, plus not sure what Nigger Heaven is, other than racist! The dust jacket has strong vibrant colors with No rips, No chips, No edgewear, No tears, No stains, No fading and No foxing. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password.

A ruthless Harlem gangster who uses superstition and fear to control his vast criminal empire, he’s also one of SMERSH’s top American operatives. Communications are sent between The Big Man and his underlings through a big switchboard, manned by a man known only as “The Whisper”, whose lungs are damaged from tuberculosis, inhibiting his ability to speak. Ken Lewis's printed name is omitted from the rare first issue dust wrapper, due to a printing mistake in the titles production.George Malcolm Thompson, writing in The Evening Standard, believed Live and Let Die to be "tense; ice-cold, sophisticated; Peter Cheyney for the carriage trade". Fleming used the names of some of his friends in the story, including Ivar Bryce for Bond's alias, and Tommy Leiter for Felix Leiter; [19] He borrowed Bryce's middle name, Felix, for Leiter's first name, [20] and part of John Fox-Strangways's surname for the name of the MI6 station chief in Jamaica. Live and Let Die was published in the US in January 1955 by Macmillan; there was only one major change in the book, which was that the title of the fifth chapter was changed from "Nigger Heaven" to "Seventh Avenue".

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