- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. (28. Juli 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 981054832X
- ISBN-13: 978-9810548322
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,8 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 589.911 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. Juli 2006
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"Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye should be read by males considering visiting these shores. It would save them a lot of grief. This book hits the nail on the head.""Bangkok Post, Thailand"
Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye should be read by males considering visiting these shores. It would save them a lot of grief. This book hits the nail on the head.--Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Warren Olson (New Zealand) worked the bars and back alleys of Bangkok, Thailand, as a private detective for almost a decade before retiring to his native New Zealand. Stephen Leather (Dublin, Ireland) is one of Europe's leading crime novelists with seventeen international bestsellers to his name (published by Hodder & Stoughton). He has sold close to two million books worldwide.
If You have yet read the long, painful story between Farang-Man/Thai-Girl written by Stephen Leather Private Dancer dtsch. Private Dancer, Thailand, deutsche Auflage You maybe think You have read it all, seen it all, been there - done that...
Eyya - Big No-No!
This book based on the experiences, true stories etc burnt into the brains of Ex-New-Zealandese, now Bangkok based Private Investigator Warren Olson will give You a lot more insight of what REALLY can happen, happened and will always happen between the same or different sexes in the "Land of Smiles".
Only that in all of the 23 short stories the smiles have vanished and often frowns and/or tears have taken their places...
Warren Olson knows all about the tricks that bargirls, barboys and ladyboys will use to separate stupid, love-struck Westerners from their hard-earned money!
But he had also a fair share of Thai clientele, like one sweet old lady who was ripped off by a Canadian "Man of the Church"...
Now that this very special "Thai Private Eye" has retired - but his agency is still running st full speed by other "agents" trained by him - he is more than eager to share his experiences with everyone who's interested.
This book, which will have a follow-up in Thai Private Eye: Further adventures from the files of Thailand's most famous detective agency is giving short but mostly "very expensive" insights of what You can expect and have to be prepared in the meanders of the sin city that is Bangkok.
Read to learn more!!!
Ein unterhaltsames Buch für einen guten Preis. Recht lehrreich, wenn man sich da unten nicht auskennt.
Alle Fälle sind aussergewöhnlich, zeigen aber ein generelles Muster. In der Regel gibt es jemanden, der bis über beide Ohren verliebt ist und einen anderen, der diese Liebe ausnutzt, meist finanziell. Häufig anzutreffen da unten, ganz überwiegend im Rotlichtbezirk, aber nicht nur da.
Interessant sind die Gedanken des Privatdetektivs zu seinen Fällen. Sie vermitteln recht gut die Denkweise der Leute in Thailand.
Das Buch ersetzt keine persönliche Erfahrung, hilft aber bei der Aufbereitung eigener Erfahrungen.
Die Geschichten sind kurz und prägnant, eine gute Lektüre für den Flug ;-).
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Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye did not disappoint. I would actually like to give it 3.5 stars - but more 4 than 3. It's fast paced and has a good balance of grit. A little light on character development but since when did true stories need that? I'm becoming a Stephen Leather fan. He's no Burdett, but like a hot bar girl when a sexpat's favorite is already barfined, he will do quite nicely ;)
And Leather wrote this book, I doubt if Olson could write his way out of 3 paper bags... (Although the dude is multi-lingual and I can barely spell in English so perhaps shouldn't condescend)
I'm gonna go read the sequel now. Currently I'm pretty busy with my imminent two months in Thailand to pack for, but I could see actually reading Leather's books that aren't set in Thailand at some point...
There were also a fair number of witty quotes throughout the book that could come in useful for everyday life.
One thing that I didn't know was the rampant corruption that seems prevalent in Thailand. (It is interesting that they have so many coups and stay so poor year after year-- in spite of having a country where the population is homogeneous and hard working.)
Some things in the book stretched the limits of credulity. For example: The author claims to have spoken Thai like a native and that the natives couldn't tell the difference between him and a native speak. Oh, and he happens to speak Laotian and the Isaan language, plus at least two others. (He may have spoken a fifth language-- "Isarn," but I can't tell if this language is not the same as "Isaan," only misspelled.)
The author also seems to have something of an ego, and it comes through in the tales in very subtle ways. ("I'm a pretty good looking guy," etc.)
Overall, this is worth the purchase price if you can get it second hand. I'm glad that I didn't pay more for it than I did.
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