Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Learn more Fitbit
Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars No or terrible proof-reading of clearly OCR-generated digital version, but weirdly it doesn't matter..., 2 Mar. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific (Kindle Edition)
Absurd gobbledegook on almost every page - shocking really; I reported it to Amazon.

It didn't spoil it for me because this is in any case the most slapdash and least polished of his travel books, full of totally unpronounceable place names - so it seemed almost appropriate. But it's hugely readable and always interesting. Paul's marriage has broken down, he doesn't seem to know quite where he is with his writing, so he spends 18 months visiting 51 Pacific islands, obsessively paddling his collapsible kayak, often over huge distances in frightening-sounding conditions. Most of the writing is simple and straightforward. Almost 'I did this, then I did this.' Very little of the erudite literary wordsmith is in evidence this time. But one feels closer to him as a result. He's generous and bluntly critical in turns, an eccentric guide to all these fascinating, remote places.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]