I was just returing from my second month long trip in Thailand when i picked this book up at Bankok International.
What a great read, I couldn't put it down. The historical facts souronding and leading up to all the events are unbelievable.
Maybe it's my own personal biaists that make this book so likeable, a love for the Thai culture and a historic respect for pirates throughout the ages. I haven't stop thinking about these characters and events since I read this story months ago. In fact, i'm so bummed that I hadn't read this book before I went to Thailand. I would have gone to the Island of Tarutao (now a national park) for a historical visit. I quess the best thing about this book is that it is based on real life events, so much stuff they don't teach you in American High Schools. Neat to hear the flip side of events and stories. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
(I hope this will be a great movie. (It should be if Hollyhype producers don't get a hold of it and change everything) In fact I would love to be in this movie as a extra if there is a way???
Any reason to go back to the land of Buddahs is a great reason.