The Luminaries

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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/09/14
Sophisticated? Sure! Too clever for its own good? Maybe... Dickensian? Oh yeah!But now don't think ill of me, I'm not giving five stars just because of the Victiorian mood, even if it is a big plus for me.On the contrary, Catton managed to write a ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 06/08/14
Eleanor Catton's "The Luminaries" is a gigantic undertaking that impresses with its scale, captivates with its language and surprises with its style. Carried by a huge cast of characters coming from every corner of the world to start anew and find ...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/02/14
This award-winning book is definitely more "structure" than "story".It's written in a 19th-century-novel style, and it's based on the very cool idea that characters and events are connected to the costellations' movements in the sky. I would have ...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/01/14
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