The Luminaries The Luminaries

The Luminaries

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Publisher Description

The winner of the Man Booker Prize, this "expertly written, perfectly constructed" bestseller (The Guardian) is now a Starz miniseries.  

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 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 cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into 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 at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
848
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
5.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Chapternverse ,

The Luminaries

Very well written, although a bit thick and difficult to get into at the beginning. Stick with it! This is a book with extraordinary detail at every level, with a twisted plot that starts in the middle, meanders to the end, and then double backs to the beginning.

kmcorbett ,

slow to start, slow to part

Many months after reading The Luminaries I have retained the feel of it. Many of the characters will stay with me long after other books have faded from my memory.

foie gras ,

Chaotic, difficult, unique

NOT an easy read. Although I will long remember the characters and the places.

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