Kait, Renata, and their guest Molly read Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming. It’s the second James Bond novel and probably the most racist one. (We didn’t read the other ones to confirm, though.) Can 007 possibly win when literally all the black people in America have united against him? What about all of the sea creatures? Listen now to hear us once again urge you to watch the movie instead of reading the book.
Content warning: We recorded this episode before the Charlestown church shooting. If, in the wake of that horrific hate crime, you are not in the mood to listen to us talk about Ian Fleming’s gross 1950s-era racism, you might want to skip this episode.
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: James Bond Memes food infographic
Coming up next: True Believer by Nicholas Sparks.
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)