NOT Reading "The Luminaries"

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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby FranW » 20 Dec 2013, 10:50

O. M. G.

It's very, very obvious that Ms Catton doesn't write YA. I hope she continues to not write YA.
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby Baker » 21 Dec 2013, 08:13

Methinks a certain award has gone to a certain person's head big time. (Interestingly, the part of this I find the most offensive is that she is acting so un-Kiwi.)
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby wildlx » 21 Dec 2013, 09:28

lol Good grief.
Well, I've finished the chapter. There's now a Maori character who was a friend of the guy that died and more suspicious stuff on Carver. But that's it.
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby Baker » 17 May 2014, 08:38

:snore: Um...haven't done my 3% yet. Tonight. Really. How about you, Wild?
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby wildlx » 17 May 2014, 20:45

I'm planning on doing it today. I'll report later.
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby wildlx » 19 May 2014, 09:43

I was well-behaved and I am now at page 140!
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby Baker » 21 May 2014, 08:06

I am in awe. And suitably shamed.

I don't suppose the book suddenly gets interesting, fascinating, well-written, and engaging?
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby wildlx » 22 May 2014, 06:02

No... Not yet, at least.
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby Baker » 22 May 2014, 07:38

Well, I don't suppose one of the Man Booker prize judges' criterion was "will this make a gripping, interesting read for the average prole?"

Have you found any merit in this book yet? I mean, this book has won one of the biggest literary prizes in the English language. It ought not be that hard to stumble across some good in it, right?
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Re: Reading "The Luminaries"

Postby FranW » 22 May 2014, 09:24

Maybe the judges all believe in astrology; it's my understanding that the 12 astrological signs are the underlying theme of the book, and the author is a fervent believer in astrology.
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