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Kindle Deal – Book set in New Zealand – The Luminaries

 

There’s a fabulous deal for today’s UK Kindle Daily Deal. This award-winning novel set in Victorian New Zealand – The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton –  is just £1.19 if you grab it right now. It’s a long one at 849 pages – but just think how cheaply that works out per page! There’s lots of great comments from the critics and the novel won the Man Booker in 2013. Well worth picking up at this price I think, despite the mixed reviews from readers.

BOOK DESCRIPTION FROM AMAZON: It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On 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. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

Suzi

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