The Reading Group discussion thread
We now begin our discussion of Stewart O'Nan's Last Night at the Lobster, the first entry in the Dining@Large Reader's Group.
My hope is that a few of you will grab the reins and go with this.
I thought of this book after a comment of mine comparing a new restaurant to Red Lobster was taken as an insult.
Really, what I meant was that Red Lobster is brilliant in how well it manages the messages it sends to consumers. The new restaurant was also shrewd about its messaging -- only the message was about style and enjoyment instead of value.
I have friends who shudder at the mention of Red Lobster -- they've never had those cheese biscuits.
The best rule any book club I ever belonged to had was this: the first comment should be a positive one.