Okay so these days I’m in Tome-Reader mode (yes you read that right).
I mean, look at this beast!
That’s Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries for you.
Now there’s a reason why I’m always wary of fat books. And fat people who write fat books. Yes, I’m looking at you – George R.R. Martin! A Song of Ice and Fire is a series that takes an awful lot of patience just to get through, and you will have a read a 1000 page tome containing a story that could be summarized in just a couple of paragraphs. So yes, I’m very wary of fat books indeed.
So naturally, my instincts have told me to stay away from The Luminaries. And yet, I picked it up. Sometimes there are no justifications to what you do in life. But I probably did because of the craze surrounding…
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