Miss Bangkok

Author: Bua Boonmee

Publisher: Maverick House

ISBN: 1905379870

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7151


Miss Bangkok is a vivid, powerful and moving memoir of a life spent in prostitution in Thailand. Poor and uneducated, Bua Boonmee escaped an abusive marriage only to end up in the go-go bars of Patpong. There, in the notorious red-light district of Bangkok, she succumbed to prostitution in an effort to support her family. Bua’s story is one of resilience and courage in the face of abuse and poverty. Her confessions will make you laugh and cry, cringe and applaud. She will change your perception of prostitution forever.

Bangkok Busted You Go to Jail for Sure

Author: William John Stapleton

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456610112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 6138


Of all the thousands of stories he had written across his lifetime, author and journalist William John Stapleton had never been happier to write the words "The End" than when he completed The Twilight Soi series with the short book "Bangkok Busted: You Go To Jail For Sure." The series began in an anguished state after the author wrote a book detailing the decline of Bangkok's famous strip of go-go boy bars known as Soi Twilight, a narrow street adjacent to Bangkok's oldest red light district Patpong and telling the deeply personal, embarrassing and hurtful story of being ripped off by one of the streets better known denizens. Much had changed in the two years since he began the series. The writer finally got his pet project, A Sense of Place Publishing off the ground and finally settled in his current city of choice, Bangkok. But one thing that did not change was the vengeful pursuit of those who did not want to succeed.The book exposes routine robbery of tourists, issuing of death threats to those who did not voluntarily walk away after being stolen from and the tentacles of corruption that ran up and down from the colourful neon lit strip known as Soi Twilight.

Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues

Author: Randall Peffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440532354

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 6440


Luang kho ngu hao. Now I put my hand in the cobra's throat. Tuki Aparecio did not kill her lover. She did not burn down the Painted Lady--at least, not with fire. Tuki lit up the stage nightly, with her hair in braids and her glorious costumes; glittering, smoldering, singing her heart out for an audience who loved her. She brought the house down with her performances. But she's innocent of murder, innocent of arson. How can Michael DeCastro possibly hope to defend this beautiful drag queen, who brings with her a whole pack of nasty little secrets, straight from Bangkok's notorious tenderloin district? She speaks in aphorisms, the wisdom of the Buddha combined with the lyrics of Whitney Houston. She is fascinating. And Michael can't let her go to jail.

Ghosts

Author: SEINEE SAOWAPHONG

Publisher: Thaifiction Publishing

ISBN: 2363820568

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7499


Sai Seema, a lawyer from the paddy fields, has his work cut out for him helping his farming relatives and convincing his lover's aristocratic parents that he deserves her hand. This prophetic, 1953 novel about the ghosts of time and rising radicalism in Thai society is widely considered as a masterpiece of art-for-life literature in twentieth-century Thailand.

Bangkok Smile/s - Volume 1

Author: Hugh Watson

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162450724

Category: Travel

Page: 233

View: 7522


Like the first work [Siam Smile/s], this book intends to point out how amusing humans are, especially when one is in a different country, as all the awkward and untoward things stick out like elephants wearing sunglasses. There are hysterical things happening every day in Thailand. The trick is to spot the amusing moments and have a good laugh or snicker.

The Ability to Kill

Author: Eric Ambler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0307950115

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5913


With The Ability to Kill, first published in 1963, renowned thriller writer Eric Ambler turns his attention to true crime—with an emphasis on murder. In five essays, he presents a sampling of famously intriguing (and often disturbing) cases of the last few hundred years, including 19th-century Edinburgh’s Burke and Hare, who supplied the medical school with ill-gotten cadavers; Victorian London’s infamous Jack the Ripper; the Frenchman Henri Desiré Landru, an early 20th century serial killer; and the Californian doctor Bernard Finch and his lover Carole Tregoff, who conspired to murder his wife in 1961. Rounding out the collection are a few pieces on lighter topics such as spies and how to spot them, and novelists in Hollywood. Though his subjects are sometimes grim, Ambler’s deft touch makes this examination of homicide and other matters pure pleasure to read.