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.
Whether we like it or not, books about the rich and powerful
always seem to hook us from the start. There’s just something, perhaps, about
sitting in a crowded subway car, reading about a world where people travel by
private plane, where charity balls replace book clubs, and where drama is
just as prevalent as designer handbags. Here are 11 of our favorite
economically escapist reads. READ