The Luminaries is £2.99 on Kindle

(17 Posts)
CoteDAzur Thu 03-Apr-14 21:02:38

Just that, really. Don't miss this fantastic book.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Apr-14 22:05:12

Never heard of it,would you recommend it

CoteDAzur Thu 03-Apr-14 22:34:32

Winner of last year's Booker Prize, written by 27-year-old Eleanor Catton. It is the story of a murder, theft, and intrigue in New Zealand during the gold rush of 1860s. Beautifully written and really well-conceived. I loved it.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Apr-14 22:52:27

Cheers just bought it, I love a recommendation

CoteDAzur Thu 03-Apr-14 22:55:06

Enjoy smile Let me know what you think. Also, if you know anything about horoscopes, do tell me what the charts at the beginning of each chapter are about. That stuff passed way over my head.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Apr-14 22:57:04

Horoscopes,Christ no!
I'll consider any serious recommendation I'm a Voracious reader
No fucking Ian mcewan he's dreadful I've tried to many times,descriptive drone

CoteDAzur Thu 03-Apr-14 23:02:16

Come over to the 50 Book Challenge thread. Lots of hard-core readers & recommendations there.

scottishmummy Thu 03-Apr-14 23:04:00

Hokey Cokey,will take look
I recycle by passing all books on to pals

iwantavuvezela Thu 03-Apr-14 23:04:45

Just bought, thanks for the tip, have been meaning to get it

CoteDAzur Thu 03-Apr-14 23:25:32

Enjoy smile

Don't forget to come back & tell me about the horoscope bits if you understand what all that was about.

DuchessofMalfi Fri 04-Apr-14 06:41:11

<stealth boast> - bought The Luminaries for 99p in Christmas kindle sale. Just waiting for perfect moment to indulge.

CoteDAzur Fri 04-Apr-14 07:17:47

I got it then, too grin

Gracelo Fri 04-Apr-14 16:56:57

I don't understand the horoscope bit at all, love the book, though.

hackmum Fri 04-Apr-14 18:11:15

I didn't understand the horoscopes either. In fact, I found the whole book quite confusing and never really grasped what was going on.

Gracelo Fri 04-Apr-14 19:51:36

I think I understood it all. I tought the plotting of the story was brilliant.
dp's great-great-great (not sure how many greats) grandfather was the mayor of Queenstown around that time and I'm picturing him like some of the people in the book.

CoteDAzur Fri 04-Apr-14 22:26:10

I think I understood it all, too, except the horoscope bits. I'm not sure why those were in the book and can't imagine the story losing anything if they were omitted.

I loved how the chapters kept getting smaller and the book ended with the very night when the whole story started.

Gracelo Sat 05-Apr-14 08:06:17

It did give the book the feeling of sort of petering out rather than ending.
I want to know what happened to Walter Moody, he just wanders off into his future. I know he is fictional and he has no live outside the book but what happened to him? I grew rather fond of him throughout the book.

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