Comments: 4
BrokenTune 6 years ago
He was obsessed with the quality of his scrambled eggs and breakfast in general. It pops up in several of the books.

I liked the short stories a bit better than you, but they vary in quality a lot. Octopussy I liked best. It was an attempt at quirky dark irony, I thought.
Darth Pedant 6 years ago
Yep, Bond's breakfast has been a regular subject of discourse. This wasn't the first time he'd disparaged American eggs, either.

Octopussy was my favorite of the bunch too, and the best quality writing, IMO. One of the reasons I didn't mark it higher was that the agent who came knocking on the guy's door could have been anyone. The inclusion of Bond felt like an afterthought. Which is okay, I guess, but in a Bond story I expect more Bond, if that makes sense.
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Yep, makes sense. I liked it because of the same thing you disliked it for: if Bond is generally the worst Secret agent ever because he is so recognisable, this story actually shows him as a proper agent - blending in. It's just that after 14 books of Bond creating a scene, this is totally out of character.
Darth Pedant 6 years ago
LOL! Excellent point!