Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Luminaries — Eleanor Catton

Modelled on the style of Victorian novels, The Luminaries is a historical detective novel set in the goldfields of New Zealand in 1865-6. Although it is unclear which novels Catton used as inspiration, the general register, tone, and sensibilities of … Continue reading

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Life of Pi — Yann Martel

I don’t think it much of a stretch to say that Life of Pi is probably the most successful book ever to have won at the Booker. Before winning in 2002, a little over 6,000 copies had been sold in … Continue reading

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