Trade paperback 6" - 9 1/4"
2004, 320 pages
God of Darkness, has unraveled the safety nets in
the City of Angels. Even the rich are in a free-fall
state when the Thai economic boom goes bust in 1997.
A young American, Hurley Ransom Conover, follows his
Thai girlfriend to her homeland and finds himself
at the center of her family’s turmoil. Hurley trips
along the edges of Bangkok days and nights giving
the performance of his life as the relationship with
his girlfriend falls apart and her father needs him
to rescue the family empire.
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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.”
—Dharma Bum (Amazon reviewer)
has written a wonderful time capsule of this roller coaster,
crash and burn period [of 1997 economic crisis in Thailand].
If [you] want to know what goes on behind those high walls
in those expensive Bangkok neighborhoods while getting
a good thriller of a ride then read GOD OF DARKNESS.”
—Kevin Cummings, Chiang
Mai City News
stories of other writers—locals and expats—maybe likened to
sketches or drawings, while those of Christopher G. Moore
are paintings or murals.”
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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>>