Carnival anarchists, Martin Edmond

Goneville: A Memoir
Nick Bollinger
Awa Press, $39.00,
ISBN 9781927249543

This Explains Everything
Richard von Sturmer
Atuanui Press, $30.00,
ISBN 9780994137609

The authors of these two books have a few things in common: they were both born in late 1950s New Zealand (Wellington and Auckland respectively); both performed in bands in the late 1970s (Rough Justice; The Plague); each has written a book that might be categorised somewhere within the wide and capacious genre called, absurdly, non-fiction. There, however, the commonalities end. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine how more different two books might be; nevertheless, one further similarity might be noted: each is, in its own way, excellent.


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