Have you read the novel? It contains quite a few racist comments (dialogue as well as descriptive passages). I suppose when it was written, it wasn't a big deal. But it was sort of shocking to read by today's standards.
Have I read the novel? Yes. Actually, I think I've read all the James Bond novels, which Ian Fleming wrote.
I bought the complete boxed set of paperbacks a few years ago and read all of them. I think most of them contain racially insensitive remarks, but Live and Let Die
was the biggest offender. There is one chapter that takes place in a nightclub (with predominantly black customers). There is a passage that discusses something about the smell that is common among black people (or something like that). I thought that was pretty insensitive, to say the least.