Yes, GG!!!You've said a lot of what I have been hinting at too. I said by p 229 I was finding it tedious. It would have been far more interesting if he had explained how he wrangled that "Royal Tour". He acted like a traveling lord in one of my grandmother's world tour books from the 30's. Yup, Borak could play him for sure.
I had seen 1/2 doz typos before I even got the the Frog of Fresno chapter!
St Martins is not a prestigious Press, it started out in true crime and skimps on editors!! I can't even take in the Paspaley Chapters. I really don't care for "all the boats" technique of pearling. It drives the price up, makes a huge energy footprint. All hose boats take diesal,oil, gas and they pollute. Totally Thorstein Veblen-esque.
It was a conscience-less tour, mostly to gratify his craving for the clik-clik of pearls clacking together. He loves pearls, but he shoulda read this site first!!!
He could have gotten away with more, if he had had lots of photos in there.