Bronco Ride. "A Lot of Croc: An Urban Bush Legend" by Kate Finlayson. [review]
This book’s strengths and weaknesses are on a big scale, and that alone makes Finlayson a writer worth watching. The portrait of the Territory — an utterly different universe from the Australia most of us know — is in-your-face vital and rich, if sometimes undisciplined. This is the best contemporary account of life in north-west Australia that I have read. It can be funny, too, with a frank humour that encompasses being ‘sung’ for love by an ugly old Aboriginal bloke, a natty account of an Alice Springs tattoo parlour, and some unlikely sex.