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Kenneth Cook Kenneth Cook i(A32020 works by) (birth name: Bert Kenneth Cook) (a.k.a. Kenneth Bernard Cook)
Also writes as: Alan Hale ; John Duffy
Born: Established: 5 May 1929 Lakemba, Canterbury area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1987
Gender: Male
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1 5 y separately published work icon Fear Is the Rider Kenneth Cook , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9020885 2016 single work novel thriller horror

'It was quite silent in the scrub. No breeze stirred the leaves and no bird moved, except for the kite hawks wheeling silently, eternally, high in the hot air.

'She smelt her attacker before she saw him.

'A heavy stench hit her with such force that she started with shock. It was a smell she’d never encountered before. Not man, not animal, something like carrion, but alive. It seemed to envelop and suffocate her, then became tangible as two arms wrapped around her body and began tearing at her clothing.

'A young man driving from Sydney to Adelaide for work decides to take a short detour into the desert. He turns his hatchback on to a notoriously dangerous track that bisects uninhabited stone-covered flats. Out there, under the baking sun, people can die within hours.

'He’s not far along the road when a distraught young woman stumbles from the scrub and flags him down. A journalist from Sydney, she has just escaped the clutches of an inexplicable, terrifying creature.

'Now this desert-dwelling creature has her jeep. Her axe. And her scent…

'From the author of the classic novel Wake In Fright comes a chillingly brilliant short novel that’s part Wolf Creek and part Duel. Fear Is the Rider is a nail-biting chase into the outback, towards the devil lurking at its centre.

Wake In Fright was made into an internationally acclaimed film. Fear Is the Rider is a previously unpublished manuscript from the 1980s that was recently rediscovered among Kenneth Cook’s papers.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Bloodhouse ; Tuna ; Pig Kenneth Cook , Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z361259 1988 selected work novel
1 Napalm, the Quick Friendly Way (from The Wine of Gods Anger) Kenneth Cook , 1988 extract
— Appears in: The Australian Experience of War : Illustrated Stories and Verse 1988; (p. 277-284)
2 2 y separately published work icon Wombat Revenge Kenneth Cook , Tortoiseshell Press , 1988 Z227375 1988 selected work short story
1 Rat Cunning Kenneth Cook , 1987 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Quarterly , 6-7 June 1987; (p. 5)
2 y separately published work icon Frill-necked Frenzy Kenneth Cook , Moorebank : Tortoiseshell Press Bantam Books , 1987 7156823 1987 selected work short story humour

'What do you do if you're confronted by a kangaroo that won't give up the booze, or a pilot who faints at the sight of animals, or an ostrich suffering from homicidal mania? If you're Kenneth Cook the answer's easy: you panic. In this, the sequel to The Killer Koala and Wombat Revenge, Kenneth Cook has brought together a further selection of hilarious stories featuring the wild animal and human creatures that infest Australia's outback. All the stories are true - all are incredible. And one thing's certain: Australia will never be the same again.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Six Taipans Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 113-119)
1 Reef Encounter Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 105-112)
1 The Mad Miner Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 99-104)
1 The Dog Who Loved Animals Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 93-97)
1 Black Gold Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 85-91)
1 The Very Angry Pig Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 79-84)
1 Cedric the Cat Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 71-77)
1 Camel Rides : Five Dollars Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 63-69)
1 A Couple of Interesting Specimens Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 49-60)
1 Liquid Assets Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 43-47)
1 Vic the Snake Man Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 37-41)
1 One Hundred Stubbies Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 29-36)
1 The Killer Koala Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 23-28)
1 Crocodiles and Sex Kenneth Cook , 1986 single work short story humour
— Appears in: The Killer Koala 1986; (p. 16-22)
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