Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
It was a simple concept: a single man
must confront evil and destroy it for the sake of his own life and all
life around him. But few, perhaps not even the writer himself, thought
that such a tale would resonate in the literary world for decades to
come. That magical tale is Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, a
breathtaking epic of immense proportions, centered around one of the most
memorable protagonists in modern literature.