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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Best bar scene story from Thailand

Arguable the most consuming story I have every read. I don't know if it was love, lust, loser.

reporter: Johnd

The dramatic cover photograph, was taken in Anglewitch Bar in Nana Plaza and features one of the bar’s top showgirls.

Often described as the best book ever written about the Bangkok bar scene, Private Dancer has been a huge hit around the world, and has been downloaded in more than forty countries.

Good news – we configured FREE online viewing of the book. The same page includes other "best" novels donated by our faithful readers. The link is below. BE WARNED - it's an Amazing story

The author of the Book Stephen Leather, a frequent visitor to the Land of Smiles, is the author of seventeen thrillers that have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including The Tunnel Rats, set in Bangkok and Vietnam, and The Solitary Man, set in Thailand and Hong Kong. He has sold more than a million books worldwide.

Two of his novels, The Bombmaker and The Stretch, have been filmed for television in the UK and he has written for TV shows such as London’s Burning and the BBC’s Murder In Mind.

The novel is set in Thailand in 1996. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok bar and meets the love of his life.Pete thinks that Joy is the girl of his dreams: young, stunningly pretty, and one of the top-earning go-go dancers in Nana Plaza.

What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, lies and murder, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

Now lets Recognise yet again the achievements of Australia
Neil Hutchison (Aussie) has become a legend with his  collection of short stories about "T.I.T" (This is Thailand). The tales are fast-paced, humorous, well written and ALL TRUE.  The centre around is love for Beer, Bars and all those things...  I read "Fool in Paradise" and agree that "such is life". 

"Using the pen name 'A Fool in Paradise' is not an accident. The opinion of both myself and I suspect, many others, is that I am probably the biggest fool in a city literally teeming with them. I am at my most stupid when the subject of relationships comes up so be warned. I swear if I live a thousand years I will never understand women." The Author

The links to summary of his books are linked from the page "Private Dancer".

Private Dancer online viewing of the book

1 comment:

thaiprivateeye said...

Dean Barrett on the left and Warren Olson right, also write some great Thai styled books. Olson features as the real life investigator in Leathers "Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye" while his own trilogy of novels features an Aussie P.I.
Chasing the Dragons cache-
Trade Me -
Bangkok Blackmail ...all E-books.