This is a good book about relationships and lobsters.
Oct 8, 2009
I didn't know anything about life is like in Maine. Through K. Stephen's words though, it sounds like a beautiful place to live. I did not know that Maine had so many islands. I have never fished for lobster, but it sounds like hard work. Lobster fishing is the main means of income for many families in Maine. Lobster fishing is also very hard work. It is a source of pride when lobster is plentiful, and it is a source of anxiety when it is not. Lobster fishing leads to tension and violence among rival lobstermen. This comes through clear in Stephen's writing.
Another strong point about this novel would have to be the characters. The relationship between the two main characters makes this novel sort of a love story. They are fictional characters, but they feel real because Stephens develops them so well. I like reading about the highs and lows of the relationship between Jamie and Anja. Stephens writes about the struggles and triumphs of a person living with a disability so well. The Ghost Trap is an entertaining and insightful novel.
This is a story about one lobsterman's struggles and joys with his work and his life. Jamie Eugely has lobstering in his blood. Living in Maine he was taught to lobster by both his father and his grandfather at a very young age. When he was a teen he thought to escape the small town Maine lifestyle, but ultimately came back to the family business. Now he struggles as new lobsterman set their pots too close to his, tangling the lines and ignore century … more
There is no doubt that K. Stephens is a talented writer - her words are crisp and clear, and the images that she paints of the life of a Maine lobsterman are evokative of the difficult life they live. Her description of the brain injured Anja, whom Jamie struggles to care for as his fiance, is distressingly accurate, and it is this day to day struggle with the horrors of a head injury that I found somewhat bleak. Jamie blames himself for the injury she sustained when in his … more
I'm trying to read a bit more out of my normal comfort zone when it comes to fiction, and as such I accepted the offer of a review copy of The Ghost Trap by K. Stephens. Centered around the life of a lobsterman in Maine struggling with a number of issues in his life, it definitely doesn't fall into my "action/adventure" category. :) But I'm glad I decided to read this debut novel, as the author did a very nice job on it. I definitely felt for the main character as he fought against all the external … more
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