The Luminaries

by Eleanor Catton | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 184708432X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingengelsmanwing of Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 1/23/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingengelsmanwing from Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 23, 2022

The cover text reads:

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the night of his 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 vanished, a whore 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 fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

This was a gift that arrived shortly after I had just read The Colour by Rose Tremain, also set in the New Zealand goldfields, so I set it to one side to read later, and then came the TV series, which was very good, if a little weird with the psychological if not supernatural link between the two characters.

It's been languishing on my shelf, unlikely to be read any time soon, so it's time to set it free...

Journal Entry 2 by wingengelsmanwing at - Ergens in Leiden in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 23, 2022

Released 4 mos ago (1/23/2022 UTC) at - Ergens in Leiden in Leiden, Zuid-Holland Netherlands


to be left somewhere in Leiden during a socially distanced walk with friends

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