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.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, Amor Towles’s
incredible follow up to his 2011 debut RULES OF CIVILITY, is not only
hard to put down, but it’s difficult to drop your underlining pencil
while you read as well. Reading this profound, quotable novel is like
spending a day with the classiest friend you have and then wracking your
brain after thinking Now, what was that incredibly insightful and merry
way he described that one thing—only to find that there were simply too
many things to keep track of.