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Consider the book's key theme, or recurring motif, of parallels between Bond and Scaramanga. What other parallels are there between the characters and their situations? Consider the characters' relationships with women, their use of allies, the nature of the agencies that direct their activities, or any others.

Consider the socio-political-military context in which the book was written and within which its action plays out. What echoes are there in contemporary culture and society? What are manifestations of similar philosophical conflicts?

Debate the question of whether the so-called Cold War (between east and west, communism/capitalism, democracy/totalitarianism) is truly over. If no, how does it continue? If yes, how are the ways it's being fought differ from those portrayed in this book—or do they?

Obtain and view a copy of the film based on this book, and list the differences between the two. Discuss whether...

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