There's seems to be something about the landscape of australia, something haunting, something ineffable, something that grabs your attention.
in general its a forgotten unglamorous, not so fashionably controversial land. ( and no, cricket doesn't count.) but sometimes when you remember its existence , you're caught. I'd read only two books set there, both of which had caught my attention similarly. Corroboree. Then there was a town like alice. And today while channel surfing, i somehow stumbled upon this movie, and was similarly stopped by it. Its not a superb movie, but it manages to hold your attention.