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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
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it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, favorites, america-hf, re-read
Read 2 times. Last read August 15, 2013 to August 27, 2013.

I LOVED this- best book I've read in a long time. It gripped me from the beginning. Its a very clever, very well plotted intrigue of a book. Layer upon layer is added to the intrigue and all is not revealed until the final pages. Highly recommended.

May 2018
Still loved this on rereading. The audio was excellent. God knows how the narrator managed to do so many varied accents so well. It is the time of the gold rush in New Zealand, the 1860s, where a rich and full cast are brought together in what amounts almost to a comedy of errors. For a lover of historical fiction this book was a real treat! Recommended.
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Reading Progress

August 15, 2013 – Started Reading
August 15, 2013 – Started Reading
August 15, 2013 – Shelved
August 17, 2013 –
0.0% "I havent enjoyed a book this much for a long time.If you enjoy historical fiction blended with mystery and intrigue, pick this up straight awa"
August 27, 2013 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 27, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites
August 27, 2013 – Finished Reading
August 27, 2013 – Finished Reading
December 4, 2017 – Shelved as: america-hf
April 23, 2018 – Shelved as: re-read
April 24, 2018 –
7.0%
April 25, 2018 –
15.0%
April 27, 2018 –
22.0%
April 28, 2018 –
27.0%
April 29, 2018 –
33.0%
May 3, 2018 –
36.0%
May 4, 2018 –
41.0%
May 7, 2018 –
51.0%
May 8, 2018 –
58.0%
May 9, 2018 –
64.0%
May 11, 2018 –
80.0%
May 14, 2018 –
86.0%

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Angela So great to see you enjoyed this book Emma. I loved it as well.


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Sara I’ve had this on my TBR for ages, but I’m so intimidated by the length!


Emma It’s so good you won’t notice!


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Zerah Okay, now I have to add it to my to read list. :)


Emma Great, my work here is done ;)


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