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A Geek in Thailand

A book with possibly the world’s most colorful cover arrived on the review table. A  Geek in Thailand (ISBN-0-8048-4448-2, Tuttle Publishing) has been written...

Star of the Backroom Boys (Vol 1)

To get a book reviewed, publishers send a copy to the Pattaya Mail office and hope that the mail room boy puts it on...

Don’t Worry – Be Grumpy

The author of the book reviewed this week is a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (known to most as Ajahn Brahm). He was born...

The Age of Dis-Consent

Christopher G Moore is one of Thailand’s foremost authors. His Vincent Calvino series has 15 titles, his other novels 11 titles, non-fiction has five...

PacMan

There must be very few people in the developing world that have not heard of Manny Pacquiao. Judged to be, by the boxing world,...

A Kim Jong-Il Production

North Korea remains an enigma in today’s world. On one side we hear of starvation and underground atrocities. On the other hand we are...

Churchill and Empire

Lawrence James, the author of Churchill and Empire, Portrait of an Imperialist (ISBN 978-1-7802-2481-7, Phoenix Publishers, 2014) has released this book on Winston Churchill...

The Battered Butterfly

Jake Jacobs is an American writer whose previous two books have been on backgammon. This one is his first thriller. He is American but...

Americans in Thailand

Just before the end of 2014, a heavy book package was delivered to the review desk. Hard back books, for me, represent something to...

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie, (ISBN 978-1-4391-9919-0, Pocket Books, 1936) has been on the shelves for over 70...

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Abhisit Vejjajiva resigns as leader of Democrat Party

Bangkok (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The leader of Thailand's oldest political party has resigned after his party's...

1,300 Pattaya youths attend 4th Scouting Jamboree

More than 1,300 boys and girls learned to find their way through life and the great outdoors at the Pattaya Scouting Jamboree. Deputy City Manager...

Banglamung School hosts graduation

Banglamung School bid farewell to its seniors and congratulated another class on reaching high school at its annual graduation ceremony. The school was full of...

Registration open for March 20-April 5 kids summer camp

Pattaya children can join a summer camp for kids aged 6-15 to enjoy swimming and other sports. Football, futsal and volleyball are being organized for...

Satit Udomseuksa Students win Silver and Bronze at International Mathematics Challenge VIII

On 9 March 2019 the International Mathematics Challenge VIII First Round was held in Pan Asia International School, Bangkok. 20 different countries participated, including...