Category Archives: New Zealand

The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 2013  / 834 pages read by Mark Meadows 29h 14m rating – 9 / historical fiction >>>>NOTES>>>> I read this first right after it won the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and loved it.  (The review … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan 2014 /334 pages (Kindle) rating: 9.5 / historical fiction I was warned this is a hard book to read due to the violence.  I’m allergic to graphic violence in war – … Continue reading

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The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton 2013/848 pages rating  9.5 / literary and historical The setting for this marvelous,  page-turner (kept me up very late last night)  is  Hokitika, New Zealand circa 1866, during the gold rush there.  The first Part,  about … Continue reading

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