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Published on October 30th, 2013


David Sexton VS The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton was the youngest person ever to win the Booker with her second novel The Luminaries. “Whatevs” said David Sexton in the Evening Standard:

“Let’s concede that The Luminaries is a stunning feat of construction. The Booker judges knew, whatever else its merits, they were giving the prize to a tremendously technically accomplished piece of work. I suspect some exhausted reviewers praised it for the same reason. It doesn’t necessarily make it any good, of course. A ship made of matchsticks in a bottle is a feat of construction but not necessarily a great work of art.”

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