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.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Does Cloud Atlas Suck?
book was a hit, the trailer looks fantastic, but is the movie any good? In
theaters today, Cloud
Atlas is packed with special effects and a bevy of
Oscar-winners. The Daily Beast’s Ramin
Setoodeh says the $100 million time-travel extravaganza is a
flop, but Marlow
Stern begs to differ. Read their debate before you shell out
$14 to see it tonight.
years after Bonfire
of the Vanities, race, art, and crime seethe in Tom Wolfe’s new
novel, Back to Blood,
which hit bookstores this week. Michael
Moynihan reviews the satire of “post-racial” America.