Review of Last Night at the Lobster

Last Night at the LobsterLast Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Boy, this is really a book I’d give half stars to if I could. I did enjoy the story, though I never thought I would. Manny is an artfully drawn, compelling character.

The mundane details of a day in his life at a Red Lobster don’t drag the way you’d think because it’s all seen through the lens of his final nostalgic day. There’s an unrequited love, and a battle with a snow blower. What more can you ask for?

I’m kicking in the other half star, just because I have a little crush on Manny and the story was seasonal, but I’d rate it 3.5.

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The Black God’s War Giveaway

Hi! A quick post to give you FREE STUFF!

Moses Siregar III has offered to give away 5 eBook copies of his book, The Black God’s War at various blogs around the net. All you have to do to win a copy is be one of the first five to post a comment here. Make sure you use a valid email in the comment box because that’s the address I’m going to send him. Books will be via Amazon gifting for Kindle or via email for .epub. In your comment, please state which format you’d like so I can give him that information.

Blurb follows:

Against the backdrop of epic warfare and the powers of ten mysterious gods, Lucia struggles to understand The Black One.

Her father-king wants war.

Her messianic brother wants peace.

The black god wants his due.

She suffers all the consequences.

King Vieri is losing his war against the lands of Pawelon. Feeling abandoned by his god, he forces his son Caio, the kingdom’s holy savior, to lead his army. Victory ought to come soon.

To counter Caio’s powers, Pawelon’s prince enters the conflict. Rao is a gifted sage, a master of spiritual laws. He joins the rajah to defend their citadel against the invaders. But Rao’s ideals soon clash with his army’s general.

The Black One tortures Lucia nightly with visions promising another ten years of bloodshed. She can no longer tell the difference between the waking world and her nightmares. Lucia knows the black god too well. He entered her bed and dreams when she was ten.

The Black One watches, waiting to see Lucia confront an impossible decision over the fates of two men–and two lands.

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The Adventure Begins

The Broods of Fenrir tour officially began yesterday and I’m sorry for being so slow about getting this post up. I’ll try to keep it to a week of stops at a time just to keep the spam to a minimum. Stop by any of the blogs for a chat, if you like.

The first stop is already up over at Written in Blood. I wrote a little bit about where the ideas for Broods came from. There’s a free eBook up for grabs, so go check it out!

Tuesday December 6th I have a question in Samantha Warren’s birthday scavenger hunt.

Tuesday December 6th there will be an interview at Rai29 Book Read N Review.

Wednesday December 7th look for a guest post at One Little Spark.

Saturday December 10th I am interviewed at J.A. Beard’s Unnecessary Musings.

Sunday December 11th I have a guest spot at Pulling Teeth. I babbled for a while about how horror makes everything better.

I’ll edit this post as the week goes on to add the actual links when the posts are up. I’ll see you around the web!

-C

PS – My first review has been posted at Fantasy Cookie! I’m so excited.

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The Big 3-0

Samantha Warren, a lovely lady I met on Kindleboards, is turning 30! To celebrate she’s hosting a multi-day blog scavenger hunt with a Kindle as the grand prize. I’ve provided a question that will be part of the hunt on December 6th, and I’ll be posting a mini-hunt of my own on December 8th. Click zee button for details.

http://www.samantha-warren.com/p/scavenger-hunt.html

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Paperback Writer

That’s right, it’s official! I received my proof copy earlier in the week and certified Broods for sale in paperback. To commemorate the occasion, I’m doing a Goodreads giveaway of five copies (United States only). Follow the links below to sign up!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Broods of Fenrir

by Coral Moore

Giveaway ends December 23, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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