The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I know, I know. I only put this on my reading shelf yesterday.

Never let it be said that I don’t give a book a fair chance, but I am full of admiration for anybody who was able to read the Note to the Reader at the start of this book and continue on to the next page.

I have a strong distaste for historical novels, matched only by my antipathy towards astrology. And, double damnation, it’s a Booker winner.

I’m moving on.

3 thoughts on “The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

  1. You call that giving a book a fair chance??

    Why, if you’d applied to the same standard to Atlas Shrugged you’d barely have reached page 2…

  2. Yes, well. You are probably right, and Manny was pointing out that I did in fact only get through page one of Atlas Shrugged. But I think I will have to write about that too. Maybe tomorrow. It’s getting on for bedtime here in Geneva.

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