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  1. says:

    The curious case of the 3 star review I 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

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    I am ashamedI 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 mindTo any reader who reads books as an art critic views a great master th

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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 re

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    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 uiz to see if you are a potential reader of this most amazing tome1 Did you love The Alienist by Caleb Carr2 Did you adore Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel3 Do you like your mysteries intelligent complex and compelling4 Do you like stories with elements of the supernatural murder blackmail and intrigue5 Do you like

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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 shi

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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

  7. says:

    45 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 masterpie

  8. 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 fi

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    Review #642 in which the reviewer tries to fathom why she chose to read this book about the gold rush given that she'd avoi

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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

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Review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Eleanor Catton

Et 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 f 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 Trial of a Feminizer 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 f 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 The Breach of Crowns prostitutes and buried treasure

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Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereIt 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 m I am ashamedI 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 mindTo 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 until a masterpiece is drawn They will see and know the influences that formed the concept and guided the writer s pen in its construction And reading Eleanor Catton s masterful use of the English language and her homage to the Victorian masters of literature I was greatly humbled and completly understood why she was shortlisted She is a sublime writerFor a proper review I would urge you to read Antinomasia s review on GR No review have I read sofar is so discerning and informed If I had read this before I bought and invested so much time reading a book too long Icebergs pen in its construction And reading Eleanor Catton s masterful use of the English language and her homage to the Victorian masters of literature I was greatly humbled and completly understood why she was shortlisted She is a sublime writerFor a The Line proper review I would urge you to read Antinomasia s review on GR No review have I read sofar is so discerning and informed If I had read this before I bought and invested so much time reading a book too long

Review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ó Eleanor Catton

Ortunes that is as complex and exuisitely 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 turn Review 642 in which the reviewer tries to fathom why she chose to read this book about the gold rush given that she d avoided reading it for seven years and recounts how in the process of reading it she stumbled on an unlikely book connection that was lying in plain sight when she looked in the right place reminding her that if her fortune depended on finding book connections she d be richI finished reading several collections of Jorge Luis Borges s stories recently and also spent an intense period reading through Nathalie Sarraute s work and the accumulation of ideas and styles in those books made it difficult to choose a reading direction afterwards My reading compass is usually set to one book leads to another mode but this time the needle was spinning wildly and I was lost My hand picked a few random books from various piles but my mind refused to engage with any of them In desperation I searched fo