Monday, December 3, 2012

Another instant classic from Janet Frame

With Gorse is Not People Janet Frame has yet again delivered an instant classic: a book that is not only popular with a wide range of readers but a book of an enduring quality that has been highly acclaimed by reviewers.

Gorse sits at Number 2 this week on the Nielsen Bookscan NZ Fiction bestseller list, four months after it first appeared on the top ten. After relinquishing the number one spot some weeks ago, Gorse is still holding its own in the company of historical fiction, crime genre and even illustrated volumes, which gives an indication of the readability of Janet Frame's stories, as well as their deeper and lasting literary value.

The latest accolade for Gorse is Not People is its inclusion in the NZ Listener's 'The 100 Best Books of 2012'.


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