Riding a Crocodile is… a suspenseful detective account of pathos, humour, suffering, indignity, conflict and love that inscribed illness, ageing and death. I loved the description of the story as Hospital Noir. I can see the film version of Crocodile arriving some time in the near future with Clive Owen as the troubled star.
…This novel is very relevant to me, just now. My mother, frail and elderly, is transfused each week with blood products at her local hospital, as an outpatient. Is she at risk of cost-reducing decisions in the hospital’s office of finance? Might scarce blood resources be better allocated to young people?
Helen W: http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/medicine-and-literature-riding-crocodile.html?m=1