A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend by Kate Finlayson

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May 2004, no. 261
Susan Varga reviews 'A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend' by Kate Finlayson

A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend

by Kate Finlayson

Vintage, $22.95 pb, 358 pp

A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend by Kate Finlayson

Reviewed by
May 2004, no. 261

Kate Finlayson’s first novel is a bumpy bronco ride, as exhilarating, confronting, and messy as the Northern Territory that she writes about so passionately. Finlayson’s protagonist, Connie, is stuck barmaiding in a rough city pub. Despite her street smarts and university degree, Connie is starting to go to the dogs along with the pub’s patrons. She decides to leave Sydney to pursue a post-adolescent obsession with Rod Ansell, the inspiration for the Crocodile Dundee films. Ansell (his real name) is hiding somewhere in the Territory, and Connie fantasises about finding him and turning him into her ideal lover, her longed-for soul mate.

Susan Varga reviews 'A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend' by Kate Finlayson

A Lot Of Croc: An urban bush legend

by Kate Finlayson

Vintage, $22.95 pb, 358 pp

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