“I, Lobster: A Crustacean Odyssey written by Nancy Frazier, is a newly published consideration of the lobster represented throughout history as anicon, subject of art, and delicacy, among other things. Frazier’s comprehensive exploration of lobster lore is fascinating, scholarly, and humorous―and, it’s prompted me to take pause to stop and gawk again.”―
“This is a quirky, amusing book that explores many diverse aspects of the ways that people think about, write about, portray, cook, and eat lobsters.”―
“This work may be thought of as a thick description of the lobster; it serves as the focal point for Frazier’s wide-ranging observations about a variety of topics, with surprises and unexpected connections in every chapter. It is impossible to think that any fact, thought, feeling, or perception involving the clawed crustacean has been left out of this deftly written and at times whimsical study.” ―
“Author Nancy Frazier shifts gears well from erudite discussions of lobsters in art to films (Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ kitchen lobster escape) to science fiction, fantasy and horror literature (Stephen King’s ‘lobstrocities’) to the creatures’ behavior in the natural world. . . . The wide array of topics covered in each chapter never failed to surprise me.”―
About the Author
NANCY FRAZIER is a former researcher and writer for Newsweek magazine and is the author of The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Waldoboro, Maine.