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The Luminaries

The Luminaries

  • Title: The Luminaries
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  • ISBN : 9780316074315
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 848 pages


It is 1866, 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 It is 1866, 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


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




The Luminaries Reviews (31)

  • 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 f [..]

  • 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 writ [..]

  • 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 o [..]

  • 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 [..]

  • 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 d [..]

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