Gulf by James McNaught      Inevitably I was reminded of John Steinbeck's wonderful pen pictures of rural America and the unique characters who dwelt therein. The racial prejudice is infiltrated throughout the story so imperceptibly that it becomes almost acceptable as a normal attitude. It is only as the story draws to its rather horrifying conclusion that the reader begins to realise in full its skilful condemnation of the average Australian's apathy towards bad social attitudes and political intrigues. It is an excellent read throughout and I believe could rank among the outstanding sagas of outback Australian life.
Helen Weller, Access Press
Northbridge WA, September 1995



Sinking Sand by James McNaught      The reader is transported into the 1730s for a 200-page, multiple-century journey through the intricate history of the aboriginals, Australian settlers and American soldiers who lives connected to create the past and present that directly effect Bourne. These flashback provide ... passion, depth and interest.
Kirkus Discoveries


Other Days, Other Ways by James McNaught


     Although missionary non-fiction is not my kind of reading there were times in this book when I achingly felt the beauty of living with nothing but feeling the abundance of God in that nothingness of having joy despite despair. The book is also chock full of light-hearted anecdotes.
Kristofer Upjohn, Pine Bluff Commercial
November 9, 2002