Robert G. Barrett’s eponymous pubgoer Les Norton indulges in some lighthearted lad-ishness as he hits the Extreme Water Polo circuit, setting up a rowdy rumble between the Murrumbidgee Mudcrabs and the Sydney Sea Snakes. Storied actor David Treddinick (The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers) captures the heedless audacity of Les, as he follows the boyish bloke on his manifold bust-ups with beers, brawls, babes, and backroom business dealings. Treddinick lends effortless authenticity to his fictitious countryman, casually capturing the drawling, laconic lingo and turps-swilling tendencies of Barrett’s famous Aussie battler.
Do the Mud Crab Boogie.
©1998 Robert G. Barrett; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
From the first word to the last. This book was a good distraction from the hours of boredom of long driving. As the Les Norton adventures books I have heard before he always finds a way of coming out smelling like roses.
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