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.
When I recently saw the trailer for 12
STRONG—the Warner Bros. film starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael
Shannon—I immediately moved the book that inspired the movie to the top
of my TBR pile. 12 STRONG, originally titled HORSE SOLDIERS, was a
runaway bestseller when it was published in 2009, and after reading it in
just two heart-pounding sittings, I understand why.