week I’ve written an essay about the nature of power titled
Bangkok’s Rabbit Hole and not unlike
Alice in Wonderland, things in Thailand have been growing
‘curiouser and curiouser,’ said Alice.
Thailand, with more deaths and injuries this last week,
including the death of 4 young children, the political
conflict has succeeded in creating personal tragedy. The
genie of hate is out of the bottle. Capturing and sealing
him back looks like an impossible task. The reality is,
sooner or later, enemies find a way to overcome their
hatred and live together.
and Loathing in Bangkok, my latest book of essays
on culture, crime and politics is now available at Asia
Books and Kinokunya Branches.
the Calvino movie front, the production is moving ahead
with a revised script. No word on casting or a production
date. I expect things will come together later this year.
next couple of months, expect ebook editions of Spirit
House, Asia Hand, The Risk of Infidelity Index,
and Paying Back Jack for Thailand only and priced
at $2.99 each or about 90 baht.
if you’ve not read it, the latest Calvino, The
Marriage Tree is the 14th in the series and is
an inside look at the abuse of power.
a great weekend, good reading, and stay in touch.