Books

05/03/07

Sol – it’s an apt title for summer reading, but the cover image is of a sunflower not in bloom. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

05/03/07

The temptation to add a bit of ‘dark and twisty’ (a la Meredith Grey) to this otherwise fantastic read was obviously too great for Chris Else. Beautiful setting, dynamic plot – but just a little too sinister for me. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/02/07

Julia left the gym feeling pleased with herself. Her assessment had gone well and she was feeling the benefi t of regular workouts and healthier eating. ‘You’re doing well, Julia. Not bad for six weeks,’ said Sally. ‘Keep at it and you’ll look pretty good on the beach in Fiji.By the way, the guy I [...]

26/02/07

New Zealand political autobiographies have a poor reputation based solely on the fact that most of them are awful. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/02/07

Descent is the provocative first novel by VUW Masters student Matt Gers. As with many first novels, Descent smacks of autobiography. However, the fast-paced passages that follow the life of medical intern protagonist Juan are a fascinating read. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

19/02/07

Let’s face it – if you didn’t love books you probably wouldn’t be here at Vic. So, keeping that in mind, you’ll need a good summary of the best places to dust off a good book…. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

16/10/06

“Young men admired me. My parents adored me. I had a horse fathered by a stallion from the desert.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

16/10/06

Born in Rochester, New York and raised on a farm near Lake Ontario, Ashbery’s first ambition was to be a painter. Sadly, instead of painting, Ashbery became a poet and has since won nearly every major American award for his poetry, beginning with the Yale Younger Poets Prize in 1956, selected by W. H. Auden, [...]

16/10/06

It’s a story as old as the hills, one of those you find in every culture with the characters slightly changed. An idealistic young man agrees to help his girlfriend with book reviews for a student magazine, and is then compelled to hold his nose for a year while plucking artefacts from the diarrheic stream [...]