No or terrible proof-reading of clearly OCR-generated digital version, but weirdly it doesn't matter...,
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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.