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The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
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Eleanor Catton,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Little, Brown and Company on 10-07-2014
Eleanor Catton,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Little, Brown and Company on 10-07-2014
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316074292 (0316074292)
ASIN: 316074292
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 864
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The Luminaries (Catton)
Let's start this review with something that's just housekeeping, not criticism. I read this book as part of a CanLit project. It won the (Canadian) Governor General's award, after all. But this is CanLit only by the most attenuated of courtesies; Catton may have been born in Canada, but she grew up ...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
4.0 The Luminaries; sooo long but worth it
My god, I made it. Eleanor Catton’s Booker Prize-winning first novel is not for the faint-hearted. It is long. And I mean long. It’s also historical fiction, which really isn’t my bag, but ten minutes in, I was hooked. It’s set in New Zealand in 1866 and follows a group of men in a small frontier go...
Merle
Merle rated it
0.0 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I am applying the 50-page test to this one: I'm on page 57 and ambivalent. On the positive side, there's very good writing, keen observation, and an interesting setting (New Zealand in 1866, during a gold rush). On the negative side, I'd managed to overlook that this is a mystery and a ghost story, ...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
4.0 The Luminaries
70. THE LUMINARIES, BY ELEANOR CATTONAnother recommendation by mysamwise​! And I have to say, I liked this one much better... But we’ve already covered that. Onto this one!Synopsis: Walter Moody, recently almost destitute and at odds with his family, arrives upon the shores of New Zealand hoping to ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 This is not an easy book to read, but boy, is it worth the effort!
When I turned the last page of the book, my first reaction was “whew’! It took me a long time to read this book. There were so many characters, and although the author carefully developed them, some were easier to remember than others. They were all related in some way, as each had some unusual conn...
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