RARA-AVIS: Re: Bangkok 8

From: s_blackmoore ( stephen@shadowshow.net)
Date: 20 Jul 2006

I read Bangkok 8 when it came out. Loved it. What made it particularly interesting for me is that the protagonist is a Buddhist and incorporates his beliefs into everything he does, including his job. The fact that he holds long conversations with his dead partner and accepts prophetic dreams as clues is simply a given for him. It's an interesting take on crime fiction and Eastern spirituality.

The follow-up to it, Bangkok Tattoo veered a little away from that and, I think, suffered a little for it. Still a very good read. IMHO.

-Stephen Blackmoore


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> I started this yesterday. Some books I labor my way
> through, but this one is smooth as silk. So far, an
> interesting and enjoyable novel. It's about a
> half-Vietnamese, half-Caucasian cop working for the
> Bangkok police. His partner is killed at the very
> beginning and he's looking for revenge. Male fiction
> at its best.
> miker
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