At over 800 pages I can well imagine there will be many who will have a go at reading this book but will just give up at some point- but they will not admit it.
Many people who borrow it from the local library will find it difficult to read this door stopper within the four week reading period - but, again, they won't admit it. It will become the latest unread novel that everyone has read.
It will sit on coffee tables and bedside tables and gather dust.
It'll prop up the leg of a wonky table or two.
It will become an essential fashion accessory for literary snobs.
Will there be book reading clubs where The Luminaries will be the book under discussion and no one has read it? This appeals to me and I would like to attend such a book reading club.