The Lobster Kings

The Lobster Kings A Mythical Family Saga Steeped In The Legends Of The Sea, The Lobster Kings Is A Powerhouse Of A Novel Ben Fountain.The Kings Family Has Lived On Loosewood Island For Three Hundred Years Now, Woody Kings, The Leader Of The Island S Lobster Fishing Community And The Family Patriarch, Teeters On The Throne, And Cordelia, The Oldest Of Woody S Three Daughters, Stands To Inherit The Crown To Do So, However, She Must Defend Her Island From Meth Dealers From The Mainland, While Navigating Sibling Rivalry And The Vulnerable Nature Of Her Own Heart When She Falls In Love With Her Sternman. Alexi Zentner s first novel Touch is one that has stuck in my mind, with its evocative setting and wealth of surreal imagery a deer glittering with gold dust, a building buried for a whole winter under thirty feet of snow, the villain who refused to stay dead and so his second novel was one of the books I was most looking forward to this year Sadly, The Lobster Kings doesn t live up to its predecessor I found it to be a confused mess of a novel The dose of magic realism which Zentner Alexi Zentner s first novel Touch is one that has stuck in my mind, with its evocative setting and wealth of surreal imagery a deer glittering with gold dust, a building buried for a whole winter under thirty feet of snow, the villain who refused to stay dead and so his second novel was one of the books I was most looking forward to this year Sadly, The Lobster Kings doesn t live up to its predecessor I found it to be a confused mess of a novel The dose of magic realism which Zentner so skillfully intertwined throughout Touch is present again, but instead of feeling integral, here it feels like a box that has been ticked, with thesurreal elements confined to occasional chapters harking back to the mid 1700s and a character called preposterously Brumfitt Kings, who comes from Ireland to Loosewood Is
And this will also happen Atmosphere Hands down, my first and last point, Zentner knows how to write and show, and tell, and dammit soak you into the atmosphere in which the novel takes place.Set on an island in the north Atlantic, the book focuses on the live and myths of one family of lobstermen, the Kings Unexpected scenes of suspense litter the tale, constantly surprising me.What it comes down to though, is the craft with which the author sets the scenes Sometimes, I find authors ovAnd this will also happen Atmosphere Hands down, my first
This well crafted story truly captures the beauty and brutality of living by the sea The characters show what it s like to have saltwater in your veins and commitment to family and community Zentner depicts a w
Beautiful one of those books where the synopsis of the plot really tells you very little about what the book really IS Just thinking about the book now, I am immediately back in the atmosphere I loved the interlacing of the artwork and the mysticism it inspired2 difficult moments near the beginning I actually had to take a break for each but felt that it would be worth it to hang in there, and it certainly was.I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway, in exchange for an honest and Beautiful one of those books where the synopsis of the plot really tells you very little about what the book really IS Just thinking about the book now, I am immediately back in the atmosphere I loved the interlacing of the artwork and the mysticism it inspired2 difficult moments near t
Meine MeinungAls ich diesen Roman bei vorablesen.de entdeckt habe, war mein Interesse sofort geweckt ich liebe au ergew hnliche Familiengeschichten und die Kings klangen nach einem ganz besonders faszinierenden Clan.Der Einstieg in die Geschichte ist mir dann allerding ein bisschen schwergefallen, da es eine Weile dauert, bis die Handlung wirklich ins Roll
Alexi Zentner s The Lobster Kings, an intriguing family saga told largely through the eyes of Cordelia Kings and Woody, her aging father, is so wonderfully constructed that readers will find it difficult to choose a stopping point between reading sessions Members of the King family have run things on Loosewood Island for almost three hundred years It all started for the Kings when Brumfitt Kings made his way there from Ireland in 1720 Brumfitt would virtually live alone on Loosewood for eig Alexi Zentner s The Lobster Kings, an intriguing family saga told largely through the eyes of Cordelia Kings and Woody, her aging father, is so wonderfully constructed that readers will find it difficult to choose a stopping point between reading sessions Members of the King family have run things on Loosewood Island for almost three hundred years It all started for the Kings when Brumfitt Kings made his way there from Ireland in 1720 Brumfitt would virtually live alone on Loosewood for eight years before he was rather mysteriously blessed by the arrival of his future wife Their mythical marriage marked the beginning of a new American family that would, over time, become the lobster kings of the novel.But now time is catching up with the Kings and,importantly, it is catching up with the culture of the island itself The island has become somewhat of
Seldom does a book capture me and keep me in the story as did Alexi Zentner s novel The Lobster Kings The descriptive quality to the book is beautiful I love the ocean, the beach The setting was palpable The Kings family is irrevocably tied to the past to the first lobsterman on Loosewood Island Truth and death and the past becomes part of the present The oldest sister Cordelia brings honest emotion to the pages when relating to her father This book made me think once again about lif Seldom does a book capture me and keep me in the story as did Alexi Zentner s novel
I absolutely loved this book It possessed everything I love in a novel great writing, family and friends, personal character flaws and growth And I would be remiss if I didn t mention how much I loved the author s skill in describing the environment Beautiful and lyrical A Superb atmospheric experience Plus, the book had a mythical component which I really don t seek out in stories that I found fascinating I must track down another book by Mr Zentner soon I will miss these character I absolutely loved this book It possessed everything I love in a novel great writing, family and friends, personal character flaws and growth And I would be remiss if I didn t mention how much I loved the author s skill in describing the environment Beautiful and lyrical A Sup
I loved this A great story about family, loss, and redemption I was still thinking about the characters after I put it down I love that there is some myth magic to the story There were some violent parts that were hard to read. Awe inspiring, haunting, heartfelt novel This is the best novel I read so far I could not put the book down but when I had to all I kept thinking about was I needed to know what happened next The synopsis of this book gave you a small insight of what to expect but when you start reading the story you will definitely get sucked into the

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • The Lobster Kings
  • Alexi Zentner
  • English
  • 11 April 2017
  • 0393351076