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.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
A Molotov Cocktail of a Book
Off the Shelf
By Manjula Martin
| Wednesday, February 08, 2017
I just finished rereading THE LAST SAMURAI, an excellent novel
by Helen DeWitt about a genius grad-school dropout named Sibylla, who is
raising a genius, her son Ludo. Because Ludo has no father, Sibylla brings
him up on repeat viewings of Akira Kurosawa’s film "Seven Samurai,"
figuring Ludo might as well be exposed to the best male influences, if any at all. READ