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.
“To start with, look at all the books.”
So begins Jeffrey Eugenides’s THE MARRIAGE PLOT. You will immediately
know if this book is for you based on your reaction to the first
paragraph, in which Eugenides introduces us to main character Madeleine
Hanna by listing the books residing on her shelf—from the “complete
Modern Library set of Henry James,” to the New Directions paperbacks of
poetry, to the “Colette novels she read on the sly.”