"...The freshness of Something Else - besides Sally Griffin's lovely,

expressionist illustrations at the head of each chapter - is that it tells a story

from our recent history that has seldom been told: the death of all those lush,

hippy dreams in the arid, consumerist wasteland of the 21st century. The abiding image

is that of good-hearted Troon who has lived through it all, out there as climate change

and sea levels rise, doing what he knows best: keeping the ocean out of the boat."


Reviewed by New Zealand Books