Saturday, April 11, 2020

Caging Skies

Book menu for Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

Caging Skies was adapted into the award-winning film Jojo Rabbit. The wonderful movie is a loose adaptation of this very dark novel. If you've seen the film but haven't read this novel, you're missing out on a haunting tale that stays with you for days after reading it.

Food mentioned in Caging Skies
Sekt, 10
Schnitzel, 5
Kaiserchmarrn, 15
Coffee, 29, 34, 55, 99-100
Cake, 37
Apples, 56, 77, 170
Brioche, 86
Omelet, 127
Beef Stroganoff, 127
Walnuts, 171
Olives, 175
Vodka, 181
Serviettenknodel, 223-224
Sugar-coated almonds, 242
Fudge, 242
Caramel popcorn, 242
Pancakes, 242
Boxed chocolates, 242
Punschkrapfen, 283

Books/Authors mentioned in Caging Skies:
Sigmund Freud, 30
Kurt Freitag, 30
Paul Nettl, 30
Heinrich Heine, 30
Robert Musil, 30
Tractus Logico-philosophicus / Ludwig Wittgenstein, 74 

Music mentioned in Caging Skies:
"Die Fledermaus" / Johann Strauss, 87
"Slumber Now, Ye Eyes So Weary" / J.S. Bach, 91
Edith Piaf, 188

Discussable Quote:
"The most secret, powerful gift given to a man isn't life, but the capacity to snip at it in his mind, trim it in his heart, cultivate all the branches that should have been and were given life within the nicks in his will, the cuts of his soul. This is where the tree of life is hidden, grafted in each and every man."
(page 293)

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 978140739088) 

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