Last edited by maokaang; 4th Oct 2009 at 07:25.
Just finished this little gem. I managed to get my hands on a secondhand copy and it has been the best £1.50 I've spent in a long time During the 80's the Canadian author spent a year living in Thailand as a 17yo exchange student and the book is based on her journal. Much of the book details her time living in Denchai, a small village in Northern Thailand and the families that took her in. At times its hard to believe the writing style and detailed descriptions are that of a 17yo (although I believe it took 4 years to compile the book) but she manages to capture perfectly some of the frustrations & "Thainess" that I'm sure most of us have felt at some time.
If you're bored of the usual Thai books, crime fiction, "relationship" books etc then this is defo worth a look
This looks good, thanks for the review, you're right the crime fiction stuff being published at the moment is a bit boring especially given the low quality of it
I like the John Burdett & Christoper Moore books but yeah, a lot a rubbish around too.