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    "We spend our entire lives thinking about death. W/out that project to divert us, I expect we would all be dreadfully bored. We would have nothing to evade, & nothing to forestall, & nothing to wonder about. Time would have no consequence." The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton. Pinner writes: "Walter Moody has just arrived in New Zealand w/ gold rush fever. He unknowingly crashes a party of 12 men, gathered in the smoking room of the Crown Hotel, who have a murder & a cache of gold to discuss."

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    #14 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. A murder mystery set in 19th-century New Zealand; winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

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The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton Winner of 2013 Man Booker Prize

You will NOT be able to put this book down!!!! This is the best and most creative murder mystery novel I've ever read! For my MN friends, It's set in the Duluth area.

Just finished this book..... Very captivating.... Left me wanting the story to continue....

Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon - Finished 7/18/2015

Life Before Man, by Margaret Atwood. Governor General's Award 1979.

Such a Long Journey. I read this years ago but remember it fondly. It was so awesome that I read all of Rohinton Mistery's books. His books are gorgeous stories about lives in India in the time of Partition. He also penned the better known "A Fine Balance".

This book is purported to be difficult but extremely rewarding--a murder mystery for intellectuals. In 1327, 7 Franciscan monks are murdered and William of Baskerville is called in to solve the mystery. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, and the empiricism of Bacon. Not a fast-paced thriller, but a genre crosser that will exercise the brain. Can't wait to start it!

The hero of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about love, good, and evil is a POW working on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II.