Originally Posted by caleb72
He may have missed the mark a bit with the handling of Malaya and just went with what suited him for the story.
Honestly, that's why I'm calling him a hack. He's a good raconteur, but I don't think he cared enough about the underpinnings of his story. I suspect, for example, that he knew he ran into a problem with the omniscient Strachan, but essentially said the hell with it.