Otaki Library, March 2016

R_KCDC-Library-bannerKia ora from the Otaki Public Library – Te Wharepukapuka o Otaki

MR16_Lib_Julian_BarnesThe Noise of Time

by Julian Barnes

In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. So begins Julian Barnes’s first novel since his Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. This is a story about the collision of art and power, about human compromise, human cowardice and human courage

MR16_Lib_AC_DCAC/DC: High Voltage Rock ‘N’ Roll

by Phil Sutcliffe

Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock ‘n’ roll bands in history. This book follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. More than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. The result is a tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps.

MR16_lib_KahawaiKahawai: the People’s Fish

by Gerard Hindmarsh

Kahawai means ‘strong in the water’. Long sought after by Maori, these beautiful, fighting fish are second only to snapper as New Zealand’s most caught recreational fish species. You can still readily catch kahawai from the shore and at tidal river mouths, with a bag limit of 20 fish and no minimum size, while out on the water ‘work-ups’, the feeding frenzies where huge numbers of these fish go wild chasing prey, are legend among fishers. With information on biology and behaviour, fishing stories, tips on how to catch them and details on how to prepare them for eating, this book will tell you everything you need to know about kahawai.

MR16_Lib_Sophie_HannahThe Narrow Bed

by Sophie Hannah

A killer that the police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book. For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how — and why — could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates’ next target?