His new novel, Holidays sounds like a riotous adventure. You get such a great visual picture by listening to him speak, whether it is standing open-mouthed under the udder of the Big Cow, to expressing a desire to visit the much famed 'Gay Taree' (a reference to fun times of the past, rather than of the sexual orientation).
I really enjoy the way McInnes makes the everyday cheapo holiday to a destination at a motel not far away, sound rather exciting and full of fun memories.
There was a touching moment when he mentioned a holiday where the whales off Stradbroke Island reminded him of a previous holiday there with his late wife. The whales each turned 360 degrees as if in a silent tribute to his late partner. His sharing of this very personal experience of his grief was very touching and I'm sure I wasn't the only one joining him in a tear.
I'm looking forward to reading 'Holidays' and hoping there is a seriously funny audio book to go along with it.
Bravo William McInnes.