The Lobster Kings Book Review
The Lobster Kings book. Read 318 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea, The Lo...
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.
It’s on one of those occasions that “The Lobster Kings” veers suddenly into utter absurdity, briefly becoming a bad detective novel, complete with murdered man. When Woody arrives, his is the voice...
Written in the first person, this book really takes you into the life of a lobster fishing family. The descriptions of being on a lobster boat, of retrieving the traps, of the problems of a family are well presented. The day to day problems of family and weather are written very realistically and I felt tossed during the storms that came upon them.