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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

If the winner of The Man Booker Prize doesn’t impress you, then there’s no point reading further. Eleanor Catton won the prestigious award for her book The Luminaries in 2013, and now this wonderful novel is available in paperback (perfect to take to the beach).

It’s a big book. And the story presents a bit of a puzzle to solve. Much to the chagrin of teachers who teach us to draw within the lines, Eleanor Catton takes a chance in playing with the structure, and it pays off.

Set in 1866 during the gold rush in New Zealand, the book takes you on an adventure that brilliantly weaves astrology and astronomy together. There are enough reviews on this book that I will not bore you once again on the details. But, if you are willing to take the leap, this is a reading experience that transcends the ordinary. 


4 out of 5 Sukasa Stars

Review by
@ShilpaRaikar for @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle

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