His line the bounty of
The Sea With One Slight sea with one slight the sea will claim back the first born son of every generation This and much else Brumfitt records in a series of ournals and his paintings which he somehow finds time to knock out whilst working his lobster traps By the present day Brumfitt s paintings which seem to closely resemble the work of Winslow Homer despite being painted over a century earlier have become famous and acuired a devoted following art tourists and researchers come to the island every summer and the Kings still rule Loosewood Island in the form of Woody Kings and his three daughters Cordelia Rena and Carly Here Zentner tries to weave in a bit of Shakespeare with Woody representing King Lear And whilst in one scene he does divide up his kingdom between the three daughters the novel never becomes a reworking of the play and so I m left wondering what the point of the allusion was Mainly the plot of the novel resembles a Canadian version of Howard s Way the British tv series from the 1980s blended with a bad Western The lives of the islanders and their relationships are pure soap opera whilst the cutting war where the lines that secure lobster traps to buoys are cut by competitors and replaced with their own traps that develops between Loosewood Island and James Harbour on the mainland is both dull 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 felt that it would worth it to hang in there and it certainly wasI 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 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 absolutely adored the first 100 pages of this book the story of the Kings as children Cordelia s love for the sea and tradition and the magical realism elements If the novel had continued on in this vein I would have given it a full 5 stars Unfortunately the story took a significant turn with the James Harbor drug smugglingdealing element which didn t appeal to me so muchI grew up in New Brunswick and am very familiar with Charlotte county and the Fundy Isles Loosewood Island seems very much like Grand Manan Island to me In fact I can t help but wonder if the story was inspired by an event that happened on Gr. E Königin der Insel sein kann sich selbst ihrem Vater – und ihrem verheirateten Steuermann Doch das erweist sich als schwieriger als gedacht denn seit eher lastet ein Fluch auf den Kings – und der fordert Opfer und beeinflusst das Leben der Familie nicht minder als das unergründliche alles verschlingende Mee. Rfully 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 novelBut 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 a haven for drug smugglers and perhaps even worse in the long run lobstermen from a neighboring island have begun to encroach on Loosewood Island waters despite the gentleman s agreement that had been peacefully in place for decadesWoody desperate to maintain the family s hold on the island and to protect the only way of life they have ever known does everything an old man can do to hold things together But he is a man without a son to take the reins when his aging body begins to let him down a weakness uickly recognized by those willing to fight Woody for what he considers his birthright What Woody does have however is Cordelia a daughter whom he sometimes tends to underrate as badly as his enemies underrate her The Lobster Kings is one of those stories that will leave readers thinking about its characters long after they have turned the book s final page The Kings might not be your typical American family but the relationship between this father and daughter has plenty to teach the
rest of us about life Don t miss this one I loved this A great story of us about life Don t miss this one I loved this A great story family loss and redemption I was still thinking about
the characters after I put it down I love that there is some mythmagic to the characters after I put it down I love that there is some mythmagic to the There were some violent parts that were hard to read 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 the surreal elements confined to occasional chapters harking back to the mid 1700s and a character called preposterously Brumfitt Kings who comes from Ireland to Loosewood Island a fictional island somewhere between St John s and Maine whose ownership is disputed by both the US and Canada and founds a dynasty of lobster fishermen Brumfitt s wife who might be a selkie emerges from the sea one day bedecked in pearls and offers to Brumfitt and. Auf die Insel kam konnte er so heißt es das letzte Stück zu Fuß zurücklegen Denn es gab hier so viele Hummer sie bildeten mit ihren Panzern eine Brücke und bahnten ihm einen Weg durch das Wasser Heute will sich Cordelia Kings auf Loosewood Island und als Hummerfischerin behaupten Sie will beweisen dass sie di. .
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 Seldom does a book capture me and keep me in the story as did Alexi Zentner s novel The Lobster Kings The descriptive uality to the book is beautiful I love the ocean the beach The setting was palpable The
family is 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 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 stretched five feet long curses selkiesseals that shed their skins to become human on land I cannot divulge any or else I will accidentally tell you the whole tale of the story but there s so much to read about Like the synopsis indicated drugs seeped onto the island how do they handle it You cannot hold back time and this is what life is all about Won this book on Goodreads First Read Giveaway Thank you Darlene Cruz 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 placeSet on an island in the north Atlantic the book focuses on the live and myths of one family of lobstermen the Kings Unexpected scenes ofkings family is
suspense litter the tale constantly surprising meWhat it comes down to though is the craft with which the author sets thelitter the tale constantly surprising meWhat it comes down to though is the craft with which the author sets the 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 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 wonde. Sie sind die Familie Kings die Könige von Loosewood Island Dieser ungestümen Insel zwischen Nova Scotia und Maine Karg ist es hier ursprünglich rau Doch die Kings sind mit dem Reichtum des Meeres gesegnet und widmen sich hier seit nunmehr dreihundert Jahren dem Hummerfang Als Brumfitt Kings der erste der Familie. ,