Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)
Annnd . . . what do I think so far? The first few lines of this novel are do intriguing. "Nailer clambered through a service duct, tugging at copper wire and yanking it free. Ancient asbestos fibers and mouse grit puffed up around hi as the wire tore loose."
I immediately had questions:
•Who is he?
•Why is he in a service duct?
•When is this if asbestos is ancient?
This post-apocalyptic novel takes place after the environmental ruin of our civilization. Nailer, the main character, works to salvage derelict oil takers. He faces a moral dilemma; salvage a new ship or save the only survivor aboard.
Okay, it doesn't take a recipe to make a fruit salad. Choose the fruits you like, cut them in to bite-sized pieces, as needed, and toss them altogether. Voila', fruit salad.
But it's the topping that makes this one special.
Sift together 3/4 c sugar, pinch of salt, 1 rounded tablespoon of flour.
Stir in 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 c. grape or raspberry-cranberry or pineapple juice (or some other juice you like).
Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and very foamy. Cool completely. Whip 1 cup of heavy cream and fold into cooled custard.