: Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1) (): John Burdett: Books. A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities. A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities. Witnessed by a throng of.
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Below is the explaintaion from my immediate knowledge of my own culture and religious, which is intended to be clear of any patriotic or egocentric comments.
Paperbackpages. He is thrust deep into a known cover-up and conspiracy of an old murder, unknown to him. Jonn cause of death is known from the beginning. His Buddhist beliefs color the investigation and the denouement is definitely a Buddhist solution. Please read it with an open mind.
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Thais are famous for smiling a lot and Thailand is sometimes called the Land of Smiles — but the smile is not without its ambiguity. Don’t trust Burdett too much. I guess he didn’t enjoy it as much as I did, though, because he stayed away three years. I hazard anyone looking to this book to learn about Thailand to look elswhere.
He’s also a devout Buddhist, which prevents him from taking part in the openly corrupt practices of the Thai police force. There are characters in your novel who come to Bangkok for work and fall in love with the city—some decide they never want to leave. I had read interesting reviews about it, so when I saw this next to the next book Bangkok Tattoo at the Friends of the Library sale, I jumped on it.
The author’s writing style takes a little getting used to, otherwise I would give this book five stars. More By and About This Author. I thought the murderer was obvious pretty early on, so I probably would not have burdetr reading except that this was a bookclub selection.
I didn’t enjoy this book at all. I also adore reading about other cultures where you are so enmeshed that it burdwtt a little like culture shock when you turn the pages. She was referring, of course, to Thailand as seen through western eyes.
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Burdett is very crafty in choosing the surname “Chit-plee-cheap” as it means “the mind that can sacrifice his own life. He’s also a devout Buddhist, which prevents him from taking part in the openly corrupt practices of the Thai police force Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is the son of a Bangkok prostitute insert your own inappropriate joke regarding the juxtaposition of the words “Bangkok” and “prostitute” here and a U. And I also love a good Buddhist philosophy book. Aug 28, Jamie Collins rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m Thai and was born into a Buddhist family.
Coming here has made me appreciate who ever invented logic, because before logic I think the whole world was like this. I have no problem with Burdett painting his own stylized version of Bangkok complete with its own rules and interpretations of the place.
Stating the obvious
Whole Story Audiobooks Availability: Siri Paiboun series where the characters are charming not caricatures and there is a respect shown to the people and their beliefs. Bar-girls, brothels and sex are very bsngkok a part of both that first book and the new one, Bangkok Tattoo, not least because Sonchai’s own mother, Nong, was a bar-girl and our hero is the result of a brief union with one of her American clients.
The idea of karma and past lives is central to Sonchai and to much of what happens in this novel. This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. I’m not even mentioning racism.
This page was last edited on 22 Februaryat Highly recc this book and the next two in the series. As a result, Sonchai is able to bangjok in both cultures, but belong to neither, and to understand the differences between the farang a term used for foreigners and the Thai mindset. How can one refuse the simplicity life consisting of all-day praying, relatively no work, full stomach, and respect from all hard-headed believers?
But let’s face it. Each is a detective story.