"True feeling is always circular -- either circular, or paradoxical -- simply because its cause and its expression are two halves of the very same thing! Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together in love."
Just finished the absolutely brilliant second novel (and Man Booker Prize winner!) of Eleanor Catton. The Luminaries is absolutely phenomenal -- to the point where, after 800 pages, I was still wishing there was more to read.
Wanted to share a little bit -- because I hope that everyone I mention it to, even for a second, goes out and reads it!
Who wouldn't want a story about love, stars, and dreaming -- all set among "hatters, whores, and diggers"?