Having only scant knowledge of Kings Cross, and that not being favourable, I was delighted to find myself informed at many levels. Whilst I have not in the least desire to ever reside there I can, to a degree, appreciate the vibrancy, both good and ill of this iconic Australian location, as best one can from not actually experiencing the place itself. The author's narrative constantly engaged me and even when at times I shook my head in disbelief at some of the people and situations I was never inclined not to continue reading. This was a perhaps a mixture of love and hate condensed into one volume. That the author chose his narrative so well clearly enhanced this book and prevented it becoming a ramble of mishmash. I would like to hope that other writers, of the depth shown by Louis Nowra, could construct extended essays on other Australian locations in the manner, as he has shown, that is not a self indulgent chardonnay history. Superb reading here!
The Quiet Plodder