It’s time for another book review. Today I am continuing with a series that I started a couple of months ago. So today it is the turn of Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. So, without further ado, here is my review! Let’s do this!
Well, that wasn’t quite what I was expecting it to be. Is it just me, or did nothing happened in this book? I swear that I spent the whole time that I was reading it waiting for the story to start…
It wasn’t that this was a bad book, not by any means, I just found it to be a bit dull. I felt like I was always waiting for something to happen. While the first book was slow, it wasn’t dull. It always felt like the story was moving forward and progressing. But this book just didn’t feel like that. It always felt like the story was just beginning. Like we were always starting to set up the story but that we were never actually getting anywhere. It was very strange. It just wasn’t what I was expecting from this story. It was just very slow and dull compared to the first book. It never actually felt like the story started or that it never reached its climax. it was just a bit disappointing. The actual story wasn’t bad, it was interesting enough, I just wasn’t a huge fan of the execution of it.
If I ignore the execution of the story and focus just on the content, it wasn’t bad. The actual storyline had a lot of potential. it was very intriguing. I knew next to nothing about the story in this one. I’ve only ever seen bits of the film adaptation and it is very different to its source material. I found the topic of the book pretty interesting. Not so much the coin side of it, but the ‘voodoo’ and the biological side of it. I really wish Fleming had explored that side of the story more as I think that it could have made an ok book, brilliant. Like I said, there was a lot of potential in the story, I just wish that it had been executed slightly better
All in all, this book wasn’t anything to write home about. I was so excited to read this book after having read Casino Royale and liking it so much, and this just wasn’t what I was hoping for. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t particularly good either
3 out of 5
I really wanted to love this book. Have you read any of the James Bond books? What did you think about Live And let Die? I hope that you have enjoyed today post and I will see you all again very soon