The Luminaries eBook í Hardcover

The Luminaries eBook í Hardcover It is , and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk Moody is soon drawn into the mystery a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky Richly evoking a mid nineteenth century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page turner


10 thoughts on “The Luminaries

  1. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    The curious case of the 3 star reviewI reviewed The Luminaries for We Love This Book a web magazine that is now defunct here I ll simply attempt to explain why I gave such an accomplished book only 3 stars It s just the sort of book I should have given 5 stars my MA is in Victorian Lit., Charles Dickens is a favor


  2. Luke Luke says:

    I am ashamed.I am a foolish reader who, like many, take on a booker short list, or a booker winner, and expect it to wow me And it did, and it didn t I have an unsophisticated mind.To any reader who reads books as an art critic views a great master, they will read and hear the subtleties of the writer s mind as they


  3. Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    I m abandoning this book, with regret for having read it against my better judgement, withoutthorough research And yes, I m two starring and reviewing an unfinished book If that offends you to your very core, then stop reading now You ve been warned 1 There s a trend among reviews of three stars or less on this book to


  4. Jaidee Jaidee says:

    5 superlative, intricate and fascinating stars 4th Favorite Read of 2015 Wow just wow This is a very long book and so I developed a quiz to see if you are a potential reader of this most amazing tome.1 Did you love The Alienist by Caleb Carr 2 Did you adore Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 3 Do you like your mysteries intellig


  5. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    Twelve men meet at the Crown Hotel in Hokitika, New Zealand, in January, 1866 A thirteenth, Walter Moody, an educated man from Edinburgh who has come here to find his fortune in gold, walks in As it unfolds, the interlocking stories and shifting narrative perspectives of the twelve now thirteen men bring forth a mystery th


  6. Hannah Greendale Hannah Greendale says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend An impressive literary feat intricate, challenging, and singularly structured to mimic the waning moon that will likely appeal to fans of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins or anyone in the mood for a demanding mystery of coincidence a


  7. Antonomasia Antonomasia says:

    4.5 A rip roaring yarn and awe inspiring use of experimental form it s not every day you see that in a book Like Catton s previous near masterpiece, The Rehearsal, this suffers from a rather misleading cover The illustration, and the very title The Luminaries seem to allude to a different world entirely a world of drawing room


  8. Maureen Jansen Maureen Jansen says:

    I m a New Zealander like the author Everyone here is raving about this book including people who write great novels themselves I m feeling pretty miserable about the fact that I couldn t get into it, forced myself to read halfway, started again and then gave up in despair I liked the beginning, started to identify with the first


  9. mark monday mark monday says:

    Aries the Ram thrusts forward, discarding the past except as a symbol of what has been overcome Fearsome, single minded Aries This book does not fall under the sign of Aries it is invested in the past, it is enchanted by it The past is such an important part of the novel that the narrative continues after its climactic resolution


  10. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from aboveEleanor Catton, The Luminaries There is certainly a lot to like about Eleanor s novel Its structure is fascinatingly clever and reminds me a lot of the way Nabokov divided Ada, or Ardor Part 1 360 pgs, Part 2 160 pgs, Part 3 104 pgs, Part 4 96 pgs, Part 5 40 pag


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