Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton wins The Governor General’s Award for fiction

From the CBC and the National Post: After winning the Man Booker Prize, arguably the most prestigious literary award in the English-speaking world, Eleanor Catton has now scooped up Canada's most venerable book prize.

The Canadian-born, New Zealand author has won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction for her hefty murder mystery The Luminaries, which is set against the 19th century gold rush in New Zealand.

Last month, the 28-year-old Auckland writer became the youngest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize. The Luminaries also earned the No. 1 spot on Amazon.ca’s list of the top books released in Canada in 2013.

If anyone would like to review The Luminaries, I’d love to post your review on Quick Brown Fox. I’m also looking for reviews of: 
Blood by Lawrence Hill
- A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay,
- The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lamb

I’d also be happy to see a review of any of the Canadian books on Amazon.ca’s list of best books of 2013, including:
- Caught, Lisa Moore
- The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud
- Cataract City, Craig Davidson
- MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood
- The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper
- The Devil and the Detective, John Goldbach

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1 comment:

  1. Brilliant writing, great plot.

    Plot had great potential to be a thrilling masterpiece. But the ending, sort of doesn't live up to the hype created initially. A few plot holes have been left unattended too.

    Its a loooong book with plenty of detailed and interesting characters. Go for it only for the love of reading a good one.

    Those looking for twists and mysteries that would sweep you off your feet -- pls keep off