Friday, February 1, 2019

Son of a Witch

Book menu for Son of Witch
by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 0060548932 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Son of a Witch:
Brandy, 7
Tea, 15
Asparagus cream soup, 34
Gingerbread, 37, 118, 141
Sherry, 70, 188
Beer, 79, 108
Crumpets, 103
Butter roll, 103
Coffee, 138, 144
Coddled eggs, 144
Pudding, 163
Lobster bisque, 163
Wine, 168, 208
Whiskey, 178
Meat pasty, 186
Ham sandwiches, 188
Cocoa, 194
Nuts, 206, 291
     Walnuts, 296
Apples, 206
Cider, 211
Tea, 236, 266
Sausage and beans, 272
Blood sausage, 277
Mutton, 277
Salami, 277

Some of my favorite Son of a Witch passages:

p. 128: "We are a fountain of shimmering contradictions, most of us. Beautiful in the concept, if we're lucky, but frequently tedious or regrettable as we flesh ourselves out."

p. 130: "In their generous apprehension of the world, for their insatiable appetite for the world, the young are to be forgiven."

p. 131: "[Liir] circled the Emerald City, afriad if he landed he would return to being slightly dead. How could anyone live without flying?"

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