Recent Amazon Reader Reviews:

Al reviewed The Corruptionist (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 11)
I think this is the best of the Calvino series- April 3, 2017
I live in Thailand, and personally, I think this is the best of the Calvino series; in fact, I think Moore has transcended the detective genre in this work, as John Le Carre transcended the spy genre with the Smiley trilogy (and particularly "The Honourable Schoolboy" -- also set in Asia). If the reader is interested in learning about some of the subtle structure of Thai society and some of the traumas of Thailand's modern history as well as getting caught up in a good story line with 3-dimensional characters who ring true (and dialog incorporating not only mordant social commentary in the best noir tradition but also Thai proverbs) , this work can probably not be bettered.

Amzn Shopper reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
Another excellent page-turner from Moore- March 29, 2017
If you like Moore's writing, this is another riviting story.

M.H. reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
Immeresed in "Jumpers"- March 12, 2017
Vincent Calvino fans will become immersed in “Jumpers” and new readers will become Calvino junkies. Calvino, “Calvino’s Laws”, Colonel Pratt, Ratana, Ed McPhail, and a cast of new characters are wound together into another excellent Christopher G. Moore novel.

Christopher G. Moore provides his readers with the words, sights, smells and sounds of Bangkok, all a backdrop to a powerful story about the reasons one decides to be a Jumper, to take one’s life and leave everything he knows behind. “Jumpers” is powerful, complex, intricate, and tight. Mr. Moore doesn’t let the reader off easy. You need to be committed to the story, read the words carefully and think about their placement and meaning. You are greatly rewarded for your time. You are transported to the streets, the sois and sub-sois of Bangkok with all their grit and color. You are right there with Vincent Calvino and the soi dogs, the rain, the tuk-tuks and the heat. You gain insight into the many layers of the complicated Thai culture and the oppressive nature of post coup reality.

“Should I Stay or Should I Go”, by The Clash (circa 1982), provides a steady background sound and theme to Jumpers. A young artist, Raphael Pascal, is at the center of the story and is fixated on the song and his decision to stay or go. As Moore describes: “No one ever thought the last time had arrived and you wouldn’t be back. People believed there was a next last time. They never imagined the absence of next. Except when a man chose the timing of his death. Raphael would have known it was his last time. He was done with ‘next’. There would be no next last time. He’d finished. He volunteered to cross the line”.

Christopher G. Moore is at the top of his game and is clearly the leader of Southeast Asian noir fiction. He works hard to craft the Calvino novels, weaving the complicated and believable stories with Thai culture and Thai politics, all supported by the best descriptive writing and analogies to be found. He works hard, and the reader is highly rewarded.

S.Michael Parrott reviewed Gambling on Magic
Christopher G Moore is not just a thrilling writer - January 10, 2017
Christopher G Moore is not just a thrilling writer, his depth of character and
his ability to unveil the complexities and bittersweet realities of our humanity
through various genres is as enthralling as storytelling gets…..

Rob van Cutsem reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
Five Stars - December 27, 2016
The usual excellent story by Christopher Moore, delving into the assumed suicide of a young painter in Bangkok.

Philly reader reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
Great read! A gem - December 26, 2016
Great read! Christopher Moore's Jumpers, a profound noir set in an intimately described Bangkok underworld, is a gem. The sleazy ambience is fascinating as are Calvino, the tough, yet thoughtful detective, Raphael, the painter, strangely both nihilistic and ambitious, various Thai and Chinese gangsters, and Calvino's usual Thai and farang associates. Read on the plane to the "land of smiles" (or anywhere).

graeme p thorne reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
compelling reading - December 20, 2016
I love the Vincent calvino series, I have read all 16, this is as good as the other books, only hope their will be more to come..

Peter Dennis reviewed Jumpers (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 16)
Calvino operating again in the cauldron of the Thai enigma - December 9, 2016
I greatly enjoyed Jumpers. By finishing it in a day and a bit I thought that evidence of its appeal as an engrossing page turner.

Steadily moving but intense. Calvino is operating again in the cauldron of the Thai enigma, where Moore provides a cultural education with his elegantly crafted incites leading into a world below the surface, that only a hard bitten "farang" with Calvino's persistently penetrating skills can operate in, survive where others don't and ultimately succeed.

Bruce Aston reviewed The Corruptionist (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 11)
Another very good tale from Christopher G Moore - December 2, 2015
Holds your interest well. Twists and turns in the plot keep you guessing.This one is rather different to the others and has some somewhat bizarre events. Always interesting characters in the Vincent Calvino novels. A good read.

Jimbo reviewed Christopher G. Moore Non-fiction Bundle: The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok / Fear and Loathing in Bangkok
Christopher G. Moore - Much More Than Fiction - November 7, 2015
Christopher again hits the nail on the head. His insight to all things Thai is right on. Found this 'Bundle' very interesting & informative. Very educational as well.

andy marshall reviewed The Testimony of Aliens
Stick to Vinny - November 4, 2015
Self righteous rubbish.

Barry L Felkner reviewed Crackdown (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 15)
Five Stars - October 9, 2015
One of his best

Amazon Customer "Bike Rider" reviewed Crackdown (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 15)
Four Stars - September 8, 2015
I live in Bangkok and Moore depicts life since the coup and the Thai culture extremely well!!

Gi Won Post reviewed Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel (Vincent Calvino Novel)
I liked the integrity of Vincent and Pratt, but too gruesome for my stomach. I knew places in Bangkok since I lived BKK a long- September 5, 2015
Well written book for the sake of integrity and loyalty, but too gruesome at times. It was fun to remember places of BKK I knew, but never have been exposed to night life. Even as a fiction it was eye opening that might exists in BKK. Enjoyed!!!

Dharma Bum reviewed God of Darkness
Christopher G. Moore is the real deal - August 21, 2015
Aside from writing some very good crime novels, Christopher G. Moore shows some real insight into interpersonal relationships, power, family, loyalty and, strangely, the disciplined schedule of a masturbating monkey. It's astounding that this is one of his very early works. He only gets better over time.

HRS reviewed Crackdown (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 15)
Another great Vincent Calvino novel! - August 13, 2015
I eagerly wait for new Vincent Calvino books. This one did not disappoint. I particularly enjoy the way history and contemporary culture are linked in telling an exciting story that reveals so much about Thailand.

jimbo reviewed The Marriage Tree (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 14)
Vincent Calvino does it again. - August 9, 2015
One of his best Calvino books. Never knew what was going to happen next. Well thought out & executed.

Aztravelers reviewed Crackdown (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 15)
Up to date thriller - August 9, 2015
This may be the best Calvino yet. Thoroughly up to date and current in today's Bangkok, as well as the connected, social media world. Grounded with familiar characters, who continue to grow and change, and enhanced with complex new ones, it gives one real feeling of what it is like to live in the world of the Junta. The Pratt/Calvino dynamic will surprise readers familiar with the series and one has to wonder what's in store... Read More

Robert E. Russell reviewed Asia Hand (Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 2)
Great reads for the lover of far east fiction - August 8, 2015
Second book in the Vinny Calvino series...Buy it and the rest. Always waiting for the next one to come out. Also, get the Smiles trilogy. Great reads for the lover of far east fiction.

 

 

 

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Memory Manifesto’s 35 short chapters reveal Christopher G. Moore’s personal map of the Cambodia labyrinth. Moore worked as journalist, novelist, and essayist which took him through T-3 prison, Khmer Rouge minefields, border refugee camps in the company of activists, artists, film makers, musicians, writers and unsavory characters. The overall effect is a powerful vision of one writer’s memory shaped by the forces of myth-making, illusions, history and imagination. More>>

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Calvino investigates the death of a friend, a Canadian painter. The medical examiner finds the young man has ingested an exit drug, and the police verdict of suicide seems justified. But in Bangkok appearances have a habit of deceiving. Sometimes jumpers are given a leg up in their leap to the next life. Fingering the helper can be a risky business, and for Calvino this promises to be one of those times. More>>


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