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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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Strange new roads for Pattaya baht bus drivers

During better times, Sompong ‘Uncle Tor’ Noisit could drive his baht bus only two days a week and earn enough for a comfortable living....

Sunshine covers Pattaya, refreshment available on opposite side of the road for beach goers

Pattaya is hot and humid and expected to be warm in the coming days. The sky is forecast to be clear from Wednesday on...

Bangkok and upper Thailand warned of rain and a temperature drop

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has announced that the lower northern region, lower northeastern region, lower central region, and the eastern region will face thundershowers and...

Bangkok to ban truck entry to some areas in dust particle reduction plan

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), has announced details of a plan to reduce the PM2.5 dust particle problem in the city, involving a prohibition...

11 mil Thais traveled on public transport during long holidays, Chonburi highest road accidents

The Transport Ministry reported 10.69 million people used public transport and 14.05 million vehicles including 13.04 million private vehicles traveled to and from Bangkok...