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A Night to Remember

We have been going through a nostalgic wave of Titanic proportions with the 100 year anniversary this month of the sinking of the...

1001 little ways to spend less and live well

This week’s book is 1001 little ways to spend less and live well (ISBN 978-1-84732-350-7, Carlton Books, printed in Dubai 2009).  The compiler...

I hope they serve beer in hell

The book, I hope they serve beer in hell (ISBN 978-0-14-102945-0, Penguin Books, 2006) opens with a short story on how the author...

First Thrills

It was only as I fired up the scanner to get the cover of First Thrills (ISBN 978-1-84887-1, Corvus Books, 2011) that I saw...

How hard can it be?

I believe this is the fourth volume in the series The World According to Clarkson, an annual compilation of Jeremy Clarkson’s columns in...

The Bangkok Connection

The last few weeks have brought books to the reviewer’s table dealing with the American involvement in other parts of the world.  This...

Killed at the Whim of a Hat

Colin Cotterill’s latest book has the intriguing title Killed at the Whim of a Hat (ISBN 978-1-84916-552-5, Quercus Books, 2011). ...

Genghis Khan

If ever you were looking for a real legend, go no further than Genghis Khan.  Conqueror of nations across Asia and into Europe,...

bangkok noir

A black cover is appropriate for an anthology of ‘dark’ writings from 12 authors and edited by Christopher G Moore.  bangkok noir (ISBN...

Shadow Hunters

I am not a fan of the supernatural.  Ghosts exist in the minds of the easily influenced, so when I was sent a...

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Pattaya Mail turns 26

Today, July 23, marks the 26th Anniversary of your Pattaya Mail. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our loyal readers...

Kenya’s Kibiwott wins 28th Pattaya International Marathon

The 2019 Pattaya International Marathon attracted a diverse and multi-talented gathering of over 13,000 athletes last weekend, some seeking personal glory, others aiming to...

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos...

Cambodian leader denies allowing China naval base

Phnom Penh (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday strongly denied that he was allowing China to set up a military outpost...

Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death

Tehran, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the...