2 October 2008

John Burdett – Bangkok Haunts

Posted by Dirk under: books .

This is the third book featuring police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep.  Sonchai is a Buddhist and his mom runs a whore house.  Kind of  an odd combo.  I like the books a lot though.  This one has ghosts and Khmer Rouge thugs and lonely FBI chicks and lots of porn.

I don’t know how much of what Burdett writes about Bangkok and Thai culture is correct, but I enjoy the books not just for the characters and plot but also for the glimpse it gives me of another culture.

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