Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton


  • Hardcover
  • 848
  • The Luminaries
  • Eleanor Catton
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780316074315

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 a favorite author and I adore historical fiction particularly Victorian pastiche Possession The Crimson Petal and the W

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton I am ashamedI am a foolish reader who like many take on a booker short list or a booker winner and expect it to wo

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 warned1 There's a trend among reviews of three stars or less on this book to say things like I’ll simp

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    Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Eleanor Catton Eleanor Catton · 2 Free download Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 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 elements of the supernatural murder blackmail and

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to Bookend An impressive literary feat – intr

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 masterpiece The Rehearsal this suffers from a rather misleading cover The illustration an

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton Review The Luminaries 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 mysel

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 coll

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    Free E–pub [The Luminaries] AUTHOR Eleanor Catton 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 Lum

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The Luminaries

Review The Luminaries Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Eleanor Catton Eleanor Catton · 2 Free download 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. 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 story The faux 19th century style felt slightly forced and the sentences were for me indigestible After reading the first uarter of the book I have a vivid picture in my mind of Hokitika in the 1860s I like that about it At the same time it doesn t ring true that the leading lights in a pioneer community would care so deeply about the death of a hermit and apparent attempted suicide of a prostitute There was a sameness to the dialogue that didn t ring true to me either Sure I haven t read any 19th century novels for a long time and have forgotten the style Whatever the cause this book didn t enable me to suspend my disbelief I usually find that challenging novels pay me back for the effort I put into reading them I gain insights I identify with the characters I experience a different part of the world The Luminaries is so plot based that it didn t give me that payback As for the astrological aspect of the novel I just didn t get it and the book didn t inspire me to delve into it I don t feel good writing this about a fellow kiwi s great accomplishment I suspect a lot of my difficulties stem from the mysterydetective elements in this novel just not my cup of tea I was suited as a reader to Emily Perkins The Forrests another long and challenging NZ novel but character based

Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Eleanor Catton

Review The Luminaries Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Eleanor Catton Eleanor Catton · 2 Free download 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 for this reader to enjoy I would never have bought it in the first place It is a book for the discerning reader and not the pop reader who likes his fiction to the point entertaining engrossing informative and exercising to a degree well I m an easy read I am a lazy reader prolific but utimately shallow Present me with too many concepts and inventions in a book then I grow impatient Join too many exercises in the writer s craft together and I become frustated Strip away the artists concept and if I do not have a picture that I can glimpse and enjoy for all its colour and story then all I see is a few suirls of paint thoughtfully applied but ultimately a poor picture to fill a mind with interest The Luminaries is an average storyIt is like so many winners of the Tate Prize in art How many winners would you really want to grace your shelves tabletops and alcoves And at 800 pages the Luminairies is an instalation and not a piece of work to sit upon a humble shelf alongside my Cornwell Austin and Dickens Rupert Bear Albums Tin Tin and Ant Dec Oh what a lovely pair My shelves no longer have room for such large tomes What can I remove to the charity shop Ant Dec perhapsSo I found The Luminairies a master writer scrtitic s wet dream but as a story well sentence by sentence it is beautifully crafted but the shear number of them in relation to one scene or description particulary at the the beginning wore me down Characters were so many their voices seem to merge into the same sound They began to form a crowd in my mind all speaking the same voice their personalties indiscernible The astrology was lost on meThe Luminaries is indeed a worthy Booker winner It is art in writing But for a reader who takes Alister McClean to the beach Jeffrey Archer to bed and lies on the summer grass filling his head with Asimov I was never the reader for this book

Review The Luminaries

Review The Luminaries Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · Eleanor Catton Eleanor Catton · 2 Free download 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. 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 your women wicked and your men wickeder6 Do you like writing that is formal elegant and with a systematic style that ties in brilliantly to both plot and character7 Are you fascinated by New Zealand or the chaotic wild westIf you answered yes to two or of these uestions then what are you waiting forgiddyup to your nearest bookstore or library and pick this up as it will take you many hours to finishOn a serious note this book is absolutely exuisite and perfect in every way Ms Catton at the age of 28 has written a novel that will stand the test of timeThis book reminded me of a complex mandalabroad at the outside and like a whirlpool draws you in uicker and uicker so that you are immersed in a world that you never want to leave This novel is systematic mystical and endlessly fascinating She uses astrological charts and also personality traits to predict the futures of her fifteen or so main characters One could easily do a PHD thesis on this work and believe me I m sure there are people at it right nowMs Cattonthanks so darn muchI m mighty obliged ma am