by Derek Grzelewski
The author takes us on a series of seductive discoveries that linger in South Island’s wild and remote landscapes long enough for us to believe we can smell the wood-smoke on the characters that have shaped and been shaped by this un-subdued country.
In a kaleidoscope of colour the book guides us through underwater chasms where cetaceans edge close enough for our worlds to merge, and while we can still feel the salt water on our skin we are whisked away to experience Otago gold fever and move on through ever changing landscapes.
On a technical note I feel the book could look more professional if the text had been justified and a wider gutter had been provided. Although the cover design is adequate it may not inspire the compulsive purchase of the book and I am still uncertain who are the book’s target readers.
Author: Derek Grzelewski
Publisher: Bateman - $34.99