If You Liked… The Luminaries

As a New Zealander who likes historical novels that have a modern sensibility, when I first read The Luminaries I felt like it had been grown in a lab just for me.  My favourite way to describe the Booker Prize winning novel is to say that it is ‘Middlemarch meets Deadwood’.  I am a huge fan of both the HBO series Deadwood, and George Eliot’s classic novel, and I am pretty sure Eleanor Catton is too.

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If you too enjoyed The Luminaries, you might want to try…

The Colour by Rose Tremain
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Vengence Road by Erin Bowman
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Middlemarch by George Elliot
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
HBO television series Deadwood
The Piano, directed by Jane Campion

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