The Luminaries

41bdVJOBoxLMan Booker Prize winners don’t usually make my reading lists, but having impulsively bought this one…

It’s an 800+ page shaggy dog story. The sort of thing that you end up reading in a day, with periodic pauses for sleep. Not really sure what else there is to say. It’s well written, engaging, and to a large degree entertaining, but at the end of the day nothing about it is life changing / groundbreaking.

Let it be said that there is obviously another level of understanding / structure available here to anyone who has an interest in astrology. I can’t really say how much said understanding would add to the reading, only that being vaguely aware of it didn’t seem to detract.

Meh out of 10, wouldn’t purposefully go out and buy more of her books.


3 thoughts on “The Luminaries

  1. You did not mention that the author is a New Zealander, which has been all the bloody news for the last few months. That and the New Zealand pop singer who had a number one in America.

    • it didn’t seem very important… also, i’m only vaguely / barely aware of anything that happens in the world of popular music. does she have just one name?

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