Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan

In the novella Last Night at the Lobster, Stewart O'Nan delves into the closing night for the Red Lobster in New England. The weather has prevented customers from coming in and the next day the restaurant will close its doors forever. O’Nan creates the perfect ambience to listen in as employees gather together and discuss the difficulties of living in today’s economy on a tight budget with a small circle of friends. The manager relates the minute-by-minute events of the last evening, the snow falling, the troubled staff, and the customers who drift in. This was a very quick and somewhat depressing read for me.
4 Stars

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