Review: North and South Magazine

"Nixon writes beautifully. He gets the style and timbre of the teenagers just right. He uses their language. Something easy is ‘a piece of piss', A lazy-training member of the 1st XV ‘needs a fire lit under his arse'. Is there anyone who's played rugby at any level in New Zealand who hasn't heard that expression? ...What a pleasure then to read Rocking Horse Road. Carl Nixon has fulfilled the promise he showed with last year's stories, Fish ‘n' Chip Shop Song. He is a major talent and this is a vey good book. You should read it."
Warwick Roger, North and South Magazine.