Christopher G. Moore is, simply put, my favorite living essayist. So I was pleased to learn his fourth book of essays, The Age of Dis-Consent is available in Ebook format. The paperback can be ordered at his web site www.cgmoore.com along with information on where to find it on Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords. The book of essays should be available at Thailand bookstores now and no later than February 8th, 2015.
With endorsements from one of my newly discovered and favorite political analysts, Kong Rithdee whom most will know from his work at the Bangkok Post and Thitinan Pongsudhirak a professor at Chulalongkorn University and prominent political analyst in his own right, readers will find themselves choosing from an array of essays which combine Thai politics and societal issues. The topics affect every man and woman, regardless of where they might call home, while blending in literary elements, which I particularly enjoy about Moore’s writing style. Individual essays are devoted to George Orwell, Kafka and Henry Miller.
As Kong Rithdee succinctly puts it: “An intelligent deconstruction of the world’s nameless chaos.”
This is the the fourth book of essays penned by Christopher G. Moore, also known for his Vincent Calvino crime series. The Age of Dis-Consent follows up on, The Cultural Detective, Faking it in Bangkok and Fear and Loathing in Bangkok.
The title is well thought out. These are not agreeable times we live in and permissions have been taken away, not granted, worldwide, particularly in the country Christopher G. Moore has called home for decades, Thailand. Moore helps identify not only the known permissions taken away but the ones not thought of by everyone.
I’m going to be a happy idiot
And struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
To the heart and the soul of the spender
And believe in whatever may lie
In those things that money can buyJackson Browne – The Pretender
Our tragedy is we fail to train ourselves to pay attention to the fine details around us. We gain our identity, our selves, our information from instruments and machines, not from nature or each other. – Christopher G. Moore