The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton | | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316074314 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 11/27/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Saturday, November 27, 2021
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore 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 patterned as the night sky.
The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

Released 1 mo ago (11/28/2021 UTC) at -- Nonspecific release zone - details in notes -- in Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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I am taking this along to the next Brisbane bookcrossing meetup. If not picked up I will leave somewhere

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