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.
Sometimes I just need a good cry. You know, the kind of ugly
crying where you can’t really breathe and you start hiccupping and you can no
longer differentiate snot from tears. It’s cathartic, I swear. Nothing gets
my waterworks going like heart-wrenching (but not sappy) books with doomed
characters or hopeless situations. Have tissues at the ready, readers,
because these 11 books will make you cry (in a good way). READ