Thailand Footprint: The People, Things, Literature, and Music of Thailand and the Region

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Bangkok Beat passes the digit test with one tough critic
I am pleased to announce the launch of the paperback edition of Bangkok Beat via Create Space store and The book is now available at Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Europe . The eBook will launch on August 8th and is now available for pre-order in Australia and world-wide. Call me old fashioned, paper first.
In addition an order has been made from Create Space which will enable Bangkok Beat to be sold directly from this web site and also directly at Checkinn99 located forever between Sukhumvit Soi 5 and Soi 7 in Bangkok, Thailand. Don’t look for the sign. It’s gone.
BANGKOK BEAT ebook cover 8june2015 border2500 (1)Bangkok Beat front cover design by Colin Cotterill

Bangkok Beat – Paperback – June 8, 2015

Authored by Mr Kevin Cummings 

Authored with John Gartland, Thomas Hunt Locke
Photographs by Eric Nelson, Alasdair McLeod, Jonathan van Smit
Introduction by James A. Newman
Cover artwork by Colin Cotterill

Bangkok Beat is a compilation of short stories, interviews, literature reviews and author profiles, plus the previously unpublished history and pictures of the iconic Bangkok cabaret nightclub, Checkinn99 located on Sukhumvit Road. In reading Bangkok Beat you will get up close with many well-known and not so well-known expats and characters staying in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Between the covers of Bangkok Beat you will get to know: champion male and female Muay Thai boxers, a surfing historian, a legendary mamasan, Chris Coles – noted expressionist artist of the Bangkok night, and a gold chain snatching ladyboy. You’ll also encounter the inside of Baccara Bar on Soi Cowboy, an Australian front man for a Khmer band, a smiling waitress named Mook, a spirit house for a Hollywood screenwriter and producer, and the biographer for Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix. Plus world class musicians including Jason Mraz. In addition you’ll find interviews and profiles of many well known novelists living in and writing about Thailand and Southeast Asia. (Contains 54 black and white photographs.) This book of non-fiction is ably assisted with an introduction by Bangkok pulp fiction author, James A. Newman, a short story by T Hunt Locke titled The Beauty of Issan and a chapter of noir verse written by the poet noir, John Gartland. Many of the 54 black and white photographs found in Bangkok Beat were taken by professional photographers Eric Nelson, Alasdair McLeod and Jonathan van Smit. There is something for everyone to be found on the pages of Bangkok Beat.

Publication Date:
Jun 08 2015
Aug 08 2015 eBook (Amazon)
0692396454 / 9780692396452
Related Categories:
Literary Criticism / Short Stories

Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Frog in the Mirror Press (June 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692396452
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


* As legally required by law, Gop is a paid celebrity endorser. Your results upon purchasing and reading Bangkok Beat may vary, star wise, high or low.


A Frog in the Mirror Press publication

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Bangkok Beat is now available at Create Space Stores and all stores in paperback. The eBook may now be pre-ordered at Amazon for a September 8th, 2015 launch. Anyone buying the paperback on Amazon is eligible to download the Kindle version for free. 


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