The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

fiction historical adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

864 pages | first published 2013

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The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly." -- New York Times Book Re...
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Moods

mysterious 89%
adventurous 69%
challenging 35%
reflective 33%
dark 21%
emotional 19%
tense 19%
sad 10%
funny 8%
hopeful 7%
informative 7%
inspiring 7%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 35%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Plot: 26% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 28% | Yes: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 62% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 10%

Average rating

3.82