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The Luminaries 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


About the Author: Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton born 1985 is a New Zealand author Catton was born in Canada while her father, a New Zealand graduate, was completing a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario She lived in Yorkshire until the age of 13, before her family settled in Canterbury, New Zealand She studied English at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Master s in Creative Writing at The Institute of



10 thoughts on “The Luminaries

  1. says:

    The curious case of the 3 star review I reviewed The Luminaries for We Love This Book 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 favorite author, and I adore historical fiction, parti


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    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 structure their work, layer upon layer, unti


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    I m abandoning this book, with regret for having read it against my better judgement, without thorough 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 say things like I ll simply attempt to explai


  4. 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 intelligent, complex and compelling 4 Do you like stories with ele


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    832 2013 ,28 Masterpiece of Art 2014 7 27 1866 , , , , 14 1866, , , , , , , , , , , 27 360 , Aries Te Rau Tauwhare Taurus Charlie Frost Gemini Benjamin L wenthal Cancer Edgar Clinch Leo Dick Mannering Virgo Quee Long Libra Harald Nilssen Scorpio Joseph Pritchard Sagittarius Thomas Balfour Capricorn Aubert Gascoigne Aquarius Sook Yongsheng Pisces Cowell Devlin Mercury Walter Moody Venus Lydia Wells Carver Mars Francis Carver Jupiter Alistair Lauderback Saturn George Shepard Sun Anna Wetherell , Moon Emery Staines , Crosbie Wells The Luminaries 12, 11, 10, 9 , , , , , , , 18 1866 , , , , , , , 20 1866 , , , , , Climax 27 1866 27 1865 , , 27 , , said Paddy Ryan Give us a tale, and spin it out, so we forget about our feet, and we don t notice that we re walking Moody was silent for a time, wondering how to begin I am trying to decide between the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, he said presently I am afraid my history is such that I can t manage both at once , 360 160 104 96 40 26 14 10 6 4 , 14 1886 27 1886 , , , At last Tauwhare lifted his finger and described a circle in the air When his fingertip returned to the place from which he had begun, he jabbed his finger, sharply, to mark the place of return But one cannot mark a place upon a circle,he thought to mark a place upon a circle is to break it, so that it is not a circle any longer Understand it like this, he said, regretting that he had to speak the words in English, and approximate the noun Around And then back again, beginning , , , , 29 2013 28 2014 26 2014 2 2014PS , view spoiler 832 2013 ,28 360 160 104 96 40 26 13 10 6 4 27 1866 , , , , 14 1866, , , , , , , The Luminaries , , Aries Te Rau Tauwhare Taurus Charlie Frost Gemini Benjamin L wenthal Cancer Edgar Clinch Leo Dick Mannering Virgo Quee Long Libra Harald Nilssen Scorpio Joseph Pritchard Sagittarius Thomas Balfour Capricorn Aubert Gascoigne Aquarius Sook Yongsheng Pisces Cowell Devlin Mercury Walter Moody Venus Lydia Wells Carver Mars Francis Carver Jupiter Alistair Lauderback Saturn George Shepard Sun Anna Wetherell , Moon Emery Staines , Crosbie Wells 12, 11, 10, 9 , , , , , , , 29 2013 22 2014 hide spoiler


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    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 that all are trying to solve, including Walter Moody, who has just gotten of


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    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 and collusion laced with corpses, prostitutes, and buried treasure.


  8. 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 rooms, and calling cards, and gowns p.31 not a mystery adventure involv


  9. 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 character, Moody, then lost the plot when the other 14 or so main characters took over the sto


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    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 with a series of escalating chapters that take the reader back to where it all began The Luminaries ch


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