The Luminaries Author:Eleanor Catton It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a... more » luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.« less
I just can't do it. I read a lot of complex novels, but I can't get through this one. I think I can't find one single character that I find at all appealing. I am only on page 150 of 800 or so. But I have to put it down.