Publish date: May 10th 2005
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sonchai Jitpleecheep (#2)
Interesting mystery, not so much for the plot, but for the setting. The main character in this mystery is Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police, the son of a prostitute turned brothel owner and an American stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Told through Sonchai's eyes, this stor...
I liked this a bit less than Bangkok 8, mostly because I got tired of being called farang (the Thai equivalent of "gringo"). Still a good story, though.
I didn't like this sequel as well as I liked the first one. This one was meandering, hard to follow, and lapsed into lecturing at times. I do like Sonchai, and the other characters are certainly interesting. I enjoy the vicarious Thai cultural experience, too. I'll probably read the next one.
The second of Burdett's novels featuring Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. This adventure opens with the apparent murder of a john by a prostitute employed by Sonchai's mother. What the book does well is to illustrate the Buddhist principle that what we take as reality is illusory. As the narrative un...
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