Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Bangkok 8

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 20 Jul 2006

I read quite a lot of it. Then it was overdue at the library just about the same time as people started getting flayed, so I didn't renew it. Very interesting spiritual angle. Also an interesting forward by the author (British, I think) in which he reminds readers that what he has written is a "peculiarly Western form of entertainment."


At 05:24 PM 20/07/2006 +0000, Stephen Blackmoore <> wrote:

>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.
>--- In, 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.

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