An e-mail feed I get from Inside Story recently reviewed …

Comment on Bleak tunnel vision in new book on Alice Springs by Hal Duell.

An e-mail feed I get from Inside Story recently reviewed this book.
I was struck at the time by how much it sounded like an almost perfect impression of Alice from someone coming from “down south”.
This review does nothing to change that.
I wonder if Ms Hogan still lives here. Or has she packed up her kit bag and retreated from this “red, calloused earth” (!) to find solace in those coastal cities the poet A.D. Hope apparently once described as “five teeming sores.”?
Hey, please! It’s just not that bleak.

[EDInside Story previewed the book with an excerpt.]

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’
@ Ray, Posted August 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Exactly! I could not agree with you more.


Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Just after midnight last night I was returning home from a shift stocking shelves, and I decided to travel up Gap Road. Suddenly, WHOOSH!, a wagon wheel passed me.
And I thought to myself, ‘Self, I wonder what wagon that wheel has just come off of?’


No ‘comprehensive business case’ yet for gallery
I think that whether the art gallery is eventually built somewhere in Alice or, as seems more and more likely, in Adelaide, the whole exercise will go down as a textbook study in how NOT to progress a major project.
I don’t know what this means for the Gunner government, but the longer he pushes it, the more the fable of Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby spring to mind.


Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision
What! A social engagement with the PM in preference to a local issue that really matters. Onya, Jimmie and Jamie, ya pair of wannabees.


Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.


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