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Last Night at the Lobster

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Lobsters get off easy

This book quickly draws you into the lives of the characters. Easy to relate to every one from hostess to dishwasher. If you have ever worked in the industry you know these are people you have had the pleasure to know. A quick easy read that was over to soon.

posted by Anonymous on March 1, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Excellent...

A fine novella about a soon to be failed chain restaurant unit and the impact on the staff, both coming, going and in between. Anyone who has worked food service will recognize the characters,both endearing & infuriating.

posted by 17627063 on August 16, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

    All Style, No Substance

    I can summarize this book in two words: Nothing happens. I bought it because it was Atlantic Monthly's pick. I won't soon trust their judgement again. This attempt at incisive Tom Wolfe-like commentary on popular culture is instead just banal and boring. I couldn't finish, even though it's a slim thing. So my son read it and confirmed my suspicions: Nothing Happens. So unless you're interested in picking up incidental knowledge about french fryers and how to open up a restaurant, skip this one.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

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    Good story line....Could feel the characters emotions.... EXCESSIVE SWEARING!!!!!

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Pass!

    I read this book for a book group discussion. I was not impressed. I loved Manny but found the book to be a bit boring. Thank goodness it was short. It is certainly not worth the amount that is being charged for this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Just a bit boring

    Just a bit boring.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    One scene

    This relatively short novel takes place entirely inside a Red Lobster restaurant. The writing is solid but I was hoping for strong characters or some revelation within the story line that would make me care. Neither happens. It is amazing this one was published.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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