The Luminaries

Here is my review of the Booker prize winner:-

Finally finished this………what to say ? Well,obviously it’s very long……….and written in the style of a Victorian mystery story. At first it is a little confusing as all the characters are introduced almost at once in a very long opening sequence in which they all recount what they know of the death of one character and the disappearance of another. Gradually the stories interweave and we learn more and more about them, their motivations and their pasts. Much has been made of the structure of the novel which is based on astrology. Can’t really say I understood the point of that……however the effect is that the chapters gradually become shorter and shorter……just as the tension is building. An excellent read!

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