Although the Victoria University writing programme
has its detractors, it has introduced several new and
talented writers in recent years.
This debut novel by
veteran Canadian film-maker David Cronenberg should come with
an explicit warning: ''Content will offend.''
this character-driven novel set predominantly in 1960s New
Zealand, the locations come to the fore.
MY NEW ZEALAND COLOURS
Laura Hewson reviews a selection of young adult books.
author Erica James has produced another of her charming
romantic stories with this title.
The title here is the clue to the underpinning intent of this
first novel by Matthew Thomas, a dual citizen of the United
States and Ireland, who was raised in the Bronx and Queens.
First off, this is no lazy summer read. When
psychiatrist Stephen Seager begins work at the notorious Napa
State Hospital in California, he quickly learns why its
nickname is ''Gomorrah''.
is an unusual story about three young girls who work in an
ice-cream parlour in a town in Texas.
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