in the Land of Smiles Trilogy
Trade paperback 5" - 7 3/4"
2000, 292 pages
Bewitching Smile, second in the Land of Smiles
Trilogy, is reminiscent of A Passage to India
in the creation of a kind of psychological DMZ, another
Shangri-la with its own epiphanies and perils. The toughsensitive
characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue,
and the irony, combine to create a powerful drama.
this sequel to A Killing Smile, Richard Breach who is
a magician, mystic and world-class card player teaches
English in Bangkok. Crosby, his former student, has
found an assignment for Breach’s talents: a rescue mission.
Snow is held hostage in a hill tribe village in the
North of Thai-land. Snow’s plan to become Lahu godman
has failed and his life is at risk. Breach has a reason
of his own—a dying friend in English has requested a
set of ritual shaman’s.
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novels are breaking new ground in fictional writing about
Thailand. . . . He writes with gentle humor and a sensitive
understanding of what it is to be lost.”
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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>>
Age of Dis-Consent
the follow up to The Cultural Detective, Faking
It in Bangkok, and Fear and Loathing in Bangkok,
Moore pays caring and critical homage to his residence of
choice by diagnosing some of Thailand’s discontents
and offering subtle remedies for readers to tease out.
essays range from political conflict to violence and criminal
investigations in the digital age, to cultural upheavals,
cognitive science and writing, including essays about Orwell,
Kafka, and Henry Miller. More>>