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The year’s best book?

At the end of each year, I sit back and review the reviews, to come up with the book that appealed the most. This...

American Sniper

American Sniper (ISBN 978-0-06-237657-2, Harper, 2014) proclaims itself as the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. history. From the outset, I am...

Sweatshop Greed

Sweatshop Greed (ISBN 978-1-481-06833-8, self-published, 2013), is a first novel for Aussie expatriate Michael Conlon, which came to me directly from the author. For...

Pop Darrell’s Last Case

One of the more prolific expat writers is Dean Barrett with numerous books covering several genre, including fiction and non-fiction, poetry and children’s books....

Are you smart enough to work at Google?

“Googling” is these days an international pursuit. So much so I am amazed they haven’t made it into a reality games show for TV....

Theodore Boone – The Accused

Something different this week. A John Grisham novel, the third in his Theodore Boone series, with the target audience being 10-15 year olds (eighth...

The Killing Chase

Hot on the heels of his first book The Killing Code, author Craig Hurren has come out with the sequel, The Killing Chase (ISBN...

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness proclaims that it will reshape your brain and your life.  In fact, the New Scientist even goes as far as stating that...

Veni Vidi Vici

Veni, Vidi, Vici is a Latin phrase that is known by most people, so it is understandable that author Peter Jones would use it...

El Narco

El Narco, The Bloody Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels (ISBN 978-1-4088-2243-2, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) caught my eye in Bookazine (The Avenue) and was...

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Pattaya Nongprue sub-district finally lights up dark soi

Nongprue has lit up a dark street where neighbors had put in their own lamps due to government inaction. Rung Tabtim, chairman of Nong Samo...

Pattaya health volunteers get medical supplies to distribute locally

Pattaya distributed face masks, hand sanitizer and temperature scanners to village health volunteers to pass out in local neighborhoods. Mayor Sonthaya and his deputies presented...

Pattaya suburb sub-district to directly buy Covid-19 vaccines

Banglamung Subdistrict outside Pattaya has set aside 10 million baht to directly purchase Covid-19 vaccines from overseas for the most vulnerable of its 12,000...

Pandemic spurs hotels, tourism authority to get serious about changing Pattaya’s seedy image

With Pattaya’s bars closed for half of the past ten months, there’s never been a better time to reposition the city as offering more...