Sunday, May 17, 2009

Last Night at the Lobster: Stewart O'Nan



This weekend I finished reading Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. This book has been on the to be read list for awhile, so I finally requested it from the library.

I thought it was a book about the last night at a local restaurant. So in my head it was going to be this great story about everyone going to this local establishment one last time. Well the "local" restaurant was actually a Red Lobster, and I couldn't adapt to the change in the story. In my head, my version, was so much better.

That being said I don't really think I gave this book a fair shot. It was written well and has a lot of critical acclaim. It follows Manny the manager of a Red Lobster on its last open day, which happens to occur on the same day as a blizzard. The restaurant chain has decided this restaurant isn't profitable enough and is moving the manager and five of his employees to an Olive Garden. O'Nan captured the characters and restaurant life perfectly. The story follows Manny from opening up to closing the doors for the last time.

I can't say I'd recommend this book, but if someone read it without the preconceived notions I had, perhaps it would be more enjoyable.

38 comments:

  1. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour..............................................

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  2. 過去的事早已消失,未來的事更渺不可知,只有現在是真實的........................................

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  3. 您的部落格文章真棒!!有空我一定會常來逛!!........................................

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  4. 只有尋常才幹,但具有不尋常恆心的人,一切皆可獲取........................................

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  5. 盛年不再來,一日難再晨;及時當勉勵,歲月不待人..............................

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  6. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」....................................................................

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  7. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  8. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box ...................................................................

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  9. 婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。............................................................

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  10. 吾錯吾錯...我平時都好鐘意用呢d~而家學多好多~thx+0+......................................................

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