Sugong in books of the year

4 January 2013

Good to see today that Sugong was voted one of the books of the year by the Sports Bookshelf. Most of the others mentioned by Jon Culley, whose website it is, where on the William Hill long list. Sugong didn't make that list but obviously Jon enjoyed it, saying: "Those with a taste for the adventurous, meanwhile, should try Nick Hurst's Sugong: The Life of a Shaolin Master, a gripping tale in which the author, having quit his job in advertising to train in martial arts in Malaysia, ends up writing in effect a biography of his grand master, whose life story could have been the plot for a thriller, spiced with political strife, gangland feuds and fraught love affairs.