Review : The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Review / October 7, 2013

Author: Eleanor Catton
Publisher: Granta
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9781847084316
Rating: ★★★★½
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It is these devices that make us realize what Catton is attempting (and succeeds at): redefining the genre, kneading and tweaking it, and teasing us at the same time, while holding us in her thrall – in a ‘real’ novel written in Victorian England, the judge’s well-meant, hypocritical euphemisms would likely be used by the author himself.