Diamonds are Forever
You'll be needing to consult old geopolitical maps to understand what countries were in Africa at the time. Then you'll need time to get depressed about that and recover for this batshit crazy novel about lapidaries, gay mobsters, horse racing, money laundering and what was clearly a dart board of word association made into a plot. I love this novel, perhaps not because it's good, but because the subject matter was so foreign. This was the novel that got me into Pinterest just so I could keep track of the minutiae that Flemming drops.
Andrew Bohrer's embarrassing Diamonds are Forever pin board. And here is Tiffany Case's mid afternoon record: Echoes of Paris, it's cheesy but fun to have a drink to.