The Lobster Kings

Zentner, Alexi

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Lobster Kings
Inspired by King Lear, The Lobster Kings is the story of Cordelias struggle to maintain her islands way of life in the face of danger from offshore and the rich, looming, mythical legacy of her familys namesake The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the islands lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woodys 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

Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393089576
Branch Call Number: FICTION ZENTN...A
Characteristics: 343 pages


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Mar 11, 2015
  • terber rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book had great characters and a wonderful east coast atmosphere. It sucked me right in.

Feb 25, 2015

A wonderful and compelling story although I found the violence at the end of the book somewhat gratuitous. Looking for more things from this author

Oct 21, 2014
  • Bunny_Watson716 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An engrossing family saga that echoes Shakespeare's King Lear; a memorable setting that is as much a character as the characters themselves, with lovely language and s story to wrap yourself up in.

Sep 15, 2014
  • cat_halpin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Satisfying story. Wonderful character development and some truly beautiful prose. I thought the pacing was spot on. The author alternates tension and the advancement of the plot with longer stretches of description that create mood and build a realistic setting. I would recommend this book - particularly as a summer read. Great pick for readers that enjoy family sagas.

Jul 14, 2014
  • bronteside rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best books I have read this year (30 so far)
It is story-telling at its best, page turning mystery in the best sense.
A family saga:interesting characters, hardworking, cursed, villains around the corner.....bonus..... Beautifully written. Would say great summer read....but don't want that to be misunderstood...but if you have only one or two books to read this summer... Read this one!


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