Book review: A Mistake, by Carl Shuker

Book review: A Mistake, by Carl Shuker

Award-winning Wellington-based author Carl Shuker’s latest novel is A Mistake. An operation on a young woman goes badly wrong. The patient later dies in intensive care. Who is to blame: the surgeon, the theatre team, the admitting GP, the intensive care spec…
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Book review: Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand

Book review: Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand

The title of this book deceived me. I pounced on it hoping to be saturated with details about the writer’s long- or medium-distance journeys along coasts, across rivers and around lakes. I wanted to know about Annette Lees’ headspace after the first 200m,
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