Buddy Read – The Luminaries

Book Lair is doing a buddy read of the book The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton.

The readers intend to start this historical fiction mystery this Saturday, July 4th, and, as usual, everyone is welcome to join!

Please click the cover to access the buddy read topic and check out the synopsis below.

The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton


It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

5 thoughts on “Buddy Read – The Luminaries

    • I don’t have this book so won’t be reading it, but I am curious to know what folks say about it, I will be following the thread closely :)


    • Eh I actually don’t own the book and will not be participating, but a bunch of lairers will, so feel free to join in! Everyone reads as they can, no pressure!

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