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.
Once in a while, I come across a rare,
wonderful book that I just want to hug to my chest as soon as I’ve
finished the last page. A book where the characters have become like dear
friends and I feel so grateful to have been privvy to their lives for a
brief while. As I finished reading THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE,
with a delighted smile on my face and tears on my cheeks, I knew it was
one of those special books.