This book was fine, I didn’t hate it. I might have rather it a bit higher, until they came to the stupid matelot crap. Firstly, “matelot” just means “sailor” so every time they were like “there’s so many matelots” - yeah I bet so, on a boat. It was just...so over-emphasized. If they had just been like “we engaged in a matelotage” and moved on I would have thought it a cute element, but then the author just beat the damn concept into the ground! There’s minimal evidence/information about matelotage at all, certainly no indication that there were scores of them congregating in the Caribbean and being all publicly mushy. It was just so ridiculous and became way too big of an element of the story - if I have to hear the term “matelot” again anytime soon I think I’ll scream.