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 92%
adventurous 69%
challenging 44%
reflective 32%
dark 26%
tense 24%
emotional 21%
sad 12%
inspiring 7%
funny 6%
informative 6%
hopeful 5%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 33%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 33% | Character: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 28% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.84