Thursday, October 28, 2010
AUCKLAND'S METRO MAGAZINE November 2010 is a ripper
Then columnist Minty Mansfield proved as always a hoot and made me laugh out loud. I greatly enjoyed Rebecca Wadey on her wardrobe, interesting stories on architecture and running followed, I was shattered by a story of appalling medical incompetence at Auckland Hospital, and then of course one of several highlights, the Metro 2010 Cafe Awards, glad to see my locals in there, Agnes Curran, Dizengoff and Good One included, but others too I didn’t know about and will check out.
New fiction from Shona Koea, the usual great selection of book reviews, especially enjoyed Gordon Campbell’s review of Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke, and heaps and heaps of other stuff that entertained and interested me including two Auckland booksellers modelling their gear, Where to Eat in Melbourne, Te Radar's column and a superb cartoon of our new mayor, Len Brown.
IF THERE IS ANY JUSTICE, CHRIS BOURKE'S BLUE SMOKE WILL BECOME THE EDMONDS COOKBOOK OF NEW ZEALAND POPULAR CULTURE.
Gordon Campbell from his review in Metro, Novemeber 2010.
Photo of Bob Harvey by Adrian Malloch.