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 overly describe their worlds, wasting page after page on setting every detail to word Alexi Zentner wastes nothing however, and the words used transport me there in such a way that I don t even realize it s happening.
Most often, when I read, it s in the evenings, 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 Rollen kommt Im Grunde konnte mich der Roman erst ab dem Zeitpunkt, als Protagonistin Cordelia erwachsen ist, richtig fesseln Der Teil, in dem es um ihre Kindheit auf der Insel geht, hat sich dagegen etwas gezogen Die Geduld lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, denn am Ende berschlagen sich die Ereignisse, w hrend der Konflikt um Hummerfang Gebiete mit einer nahegelegenen Kleinstadt eskaliert Was die Geschichte ausm 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 way of life that is fast disappearing Perfect for summer reading Lisa Marie Joyce, Portland Public Library South Portland Public Library, Portland, ME 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 unbiased review I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to read it 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 life, how fleeting it is and how lucky we are to participate This book is sticking with me and I look forward to reading it again Highly recommend 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 The Internationally Acclaimed Author Of Touch, Praised As An Arresting Debut National Post And A Haunting, Beguiling And Beautifully Imagined Story Winnipeg Free Press , Comes A Powerful Family Saga Steeped In The Legends Of The OceanThe 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 First Born Son [ Pdf The Lobster Kings ☆ music-biography PDF ] by Alexi Zentner á 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 Against 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 Inspired By Shakespeare S King Lear, The Lobster Kings Is The Story Of Cordelia S Struggle To Maintain Her Island S Way Of Life In The Face Of Danger From Offshore, And The Rich, Looming, Mythical Legacy Of Her Family S Namesake Ñ The Lobster Kings Ñ 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 characters, and will think of this book often 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 depths of Cordelia King s love of being a fishing lobster man on their inherit right island call, Loose Island I was spellbound by Cordelia, her strength and determination, and her love for the legacy Brumfitt King her ancestor of Scottish Irish descent who was the first permanent occupant on Loose Island 300 years ago Cordelia s love for her father the present day monarch of Loose Island She struggles to show him how it s in her blood to be a fishing lobster man The tales of mermaids, lobsters so huge that it stretch

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