Live and Let Die (James Bond Series #2)

Live and Let Die (James Bond Series #2)

by Ian Fleming
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Live and Let Die (James Bond Series #2) by Ian Fleming

"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message.

Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that the valley between her breasts deepened. The message was unmistakable."

Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big—master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition—he knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425087596
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/1985
Series: James Bond Series
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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Live and Let Die (James Bond Series #2) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Brent_A_Snyder More than 1 year ago
I don't know what this is - but it's not Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die - it looks to be a digital scan of a catalog of sorts - in German.
Inward_Jim More than 1 year ago
This was something completely different than what it says. Do not be suckered in, this isn't the Bond story.
surfdogsandiego More than 1 year ago
If I could give a zero star rating, I would do so. One star is the lowest, but think of it as a donut hole rather than a star. As dozens of other readers have pointed out, this is a 19th Century German catalog of scholarly books of some type. Luckily it's free, so all we waste is a few minutes of time. Actually Nook Books does not carry Ian Fleming titles at all, just some overpriced high school study guides with no stories in them. There are still some glaring holes in what Nook has to offer. Does anyone at B&N read these comments, or are we all issingpay into the wind here?
stretchboy More than 1 year ago
This is not a book by Ian Fleming and this is not Live and Let Die. This appears to be a series of entries of books in German. Do not think that you will get to read a James Bond novel. The risk is not high in that it is free but it is not what you think it will be. You have been warned.
Dylan Pinkney More than 1 year ago
Unless you speak german and do not want anything to fo with Ian Fleming or James Bond do NOT download this book!!!,!!
Raiderjoe More than 1 year ago
It is like 85 pages long and in German.
Susan5472 More than 1 year ago
I am not sure why this German language periodical (Katalog der Handbibliothek) has been associated with Ian Fleming or James Bond; but I surmise that when Google cataloged the item it was incorrectly labeled. I have only given it one star because the BN system requires at least one star to post.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is rather strange that the only book written by the creator of James Bond that can be found on Nook is crap written in German. It must be a SPECTRE plot.
AKReaderCP More than 1 year ago
Another bait and switch! This is not the Bond story. Looks like old German catalog or magazine?
MorrisonDS More than 1 year ago
Don't know what this thing is, but it's definitely not the James Bond book is purports to be. It's not even a German edition, in case you were wondering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's in German ?!?!?!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the book, it's 50 pages of references or notations, hard to tell since it's all in another language.
Michael_in_Mpls More than 1 year ago
The subject line says it all, as others have said: this is a Google scan of a German book having nothing to do with Ian Fleming or James Bond (i.e., it's not a translation either).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I didn't pay anything for this thank goodness I is some sort of catalogue in German?????
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ian Fleming's second Bond novel is easily one of the best. The action is tough and violent, with Bond all but dead by the end of the book (the literary 007 usually ended up this way in Fleming's stories). The voodoo motif and Fleming's ability to make the scenery come alive through his writing add to the enjoyment of the book. If you've seen the Bond films and think that's all there is--think again. The storylines are dated--in this case it's lost pirate treasure used to fund covert Soviet operations--but Fleming's original stories frequently surpass the gloss and glitz of the films. Bless you, Penguin-Putnam, for re-introducing the world to the true James Bond--Ian Flemings original literary character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read German - ehjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is some book in German.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a google copy of something in German. What an irritating discovery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's in German which we don't read or speak!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At least it was free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a sample of Casino Royal and, like this one is said to be, it is in German.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is this book?
Jon Brummett More than 1 year ago
Book is uploaded in error.
Clete_Purcel More than 1 year ago
Written in 1953~1954, this is the second James Bond novel. Although in many ways comparable to other action/adventure thrillers of it's era, Fleming's writing is generally superior to that of other's writing in this genre in that era. Many of the elements that seemed bold or risque at the time seem almost charmingly quaint by today's standards but Fleming's excellent books helped to move the genre forward to where it is today. It should go without saying that the book is much, much better than the film version. Much of the book deals with African Americans and some of the language relating to race is archaic but reflects what was in common use at the time. Fleming was a man of his times but his attitude regarding race was considerably advanced for his time. The book deals much more with character and human ingenuity and determination than with slam-bang action and will be a real surprise to people who only know James Bond through the movies. The book is well written, entertaining and interesting. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fairly gadget-free, unlike most of the films, and doesn't need them. The story is tight, well-paced and the characters a lot of fun. It won't disappoint.