Magic in the Shadow of Time, is a personal
contemplation I wrote two days back in Bangkok following
a couple of weeks in Paris. Spending time on the road,
in a different culture, offers the possibility of learning
new things about a place and yourself. Experiencing what
it feels like to let go and get outside of oneself happen
on the road.
attached Jim Algieís Bangkok
101 review of Crackdown
Age of Dis-Consent.
Jim is a reviewer who not only reads books but thinks
long and hard how they work and the context in which they
are written. He brings those skills to look inside these
can read my review of Kevin Cummingsí Bangkok
at www.cgmoore.com/blog Kevin has undertaken the tasks
of writing about the noir artistic scene in Bangkok; especially
the one that emerged in the last couple of years and revolves
around CheckInn99. Youíll find a lot of familiar names
and new ones, too. Painters, photographers, poets, novelists,
musicians and a kick-boxer!
set in Thailand. A reminder to bookmark these
novels set in Thailand.
in Black and White.
I love Colinís sense of humor, his quirky brand of storytelling,
and he knows how to knot the rope with enough tricks to
keep you smiling and on the edge of your seat. Bleeding
in Black and White
is very good.
am reading and enjoying Timothy Hallinanís
Hot Countries (A Poke Rafferty Novel). If youíve
not read a Poke Rafferty Novel you are missing a very
special series of novels set in Thailand. They are highly
recommended. Look for my review of The
in the next few weeks.
Burdettís new novel titled The
featuring Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the iconic luk-krung
Thai cop, is receiving wonderful reviews and a good deal
of word of mouth. I have friends emailing me how much
they have enjoyed this novel. From first hand reports,
John has gone another level deeper into the psychological
and spiritual side of Thai culture. His ability to weave
the essence of Buddhism into the characters and story
makes his novels memorable.
more book Iíd recommend for your library is Nick Laneís
It is a non-fiction examination at the huge increase of
knowledge over the last decade or so. It is the story
about evolutionary development of the stuff that is us
and an exploration processes including those at the quantum
level going on as you read this inside each of your cells.
Each of us is made up of 40 trillion cells. That mosaic
is virtual cathedral where life is one tile in a massive
stained glass window. Nick Lane does for biology what
Thomas Piketty (Capital in the Twenty-First Century)
has done for economics; he has given us a new way to understand
an essential part of ourselves.
a good book still yields the best dividend. You will be
enriched in ways that money canít buy.