Crackdown visual art becomes a powerful take down
tool to push back against the oligarchs. People adjust to
the surveillance state and its agents who are emergent forces.
Post-coup Thailand is the setting as high tech competes with
traditional power in a battle for hearts and minds. It is
a noir landscape where Calvino finds himself ambushed as casualties
from this battle leave behind a mystery or two. Calvino enters
a world of ancient maps, political graffiti, student protestors
and murder. The finger points at Calvino as the killer. He
searches for allies who will help him prove his innocence.
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>>