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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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Gilbert and Sullivan, High Crimes and Misdemeanours

Gilbert and Sullivan, High Crimes and Misdemeanours Place: Diana Garden Resort Date: February 1st Time: 5.30 for 6 pm Reservations: [email protected] or [email protected] Loading... ...

Strict laws will be enforced on vehicles emitting black smoke

BANGKOK (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has stepped up efforts to put an end to black smoke being released by some trucks...

Chiang Mai introduces AirCMI pollution management app

BANGKOK (NNT) - Prior to the Cabinet’s meeting, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, viewed an exhibition depicting the AirCMI haze...

Mashi Kaneta sweeps the boards

PSC Bunker Boys Golf Monday, January 13th Crystal Bay C & A White Stableford 1st Mashi Kaneta (17) 42 points 2nd Keith Norman (12) 40 points 3rd Andy Gray (23)...

Lunch with Luciano at Pan Pan

Italian food and Luciano are synonymous in Pattaya. Luciano is the owner of the Pan Pan restaurants, and we had lunch with him at...