NO WORRIES (1996) - Reviews
'a wicked ear for phrases and accents ... McCrum is perceptive
and disarmingly honest ... an enjoyable read, and the best I've
read on Australia for a long time'
'what sets his tales above the level of ordinary travelogue
is his acute eye and ear ... a lighthearted, likeable miscellany
from a journey you wish you were taking yourself'
'McCrum takes in each of the seven states and has some memorable
encounters ... No Worries is infused with the spirit of Australia:
breezy, accepting, humorous'
'witty and engaging... he meets a varied cast of characters
and he hears their voices well'
'No Worries blends a very funny account of his jaunt around
the vast country by plane, train, bus and jalopy with a serious,
state-of-the-nation portrait of modern Australia... the mix
is artfully judged'
(HAMPSTEAD AND HIGHGATE EXPRESS)
'This account is earthy, funny, totally interesting ... I'd
recommend it as an essential read to everyone planning a walkabout
(SOUTH WALES ARGUS)
'A brilliantly written, hilarious portrait of this vast country
... you'll find it virtually impossible to put down'
(GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE )