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

Here you will find book reviews regarding South East Asia theme books as well as author interviews and essays which discuss books at length. In addition, new discoveries and other types of reviews featuring Thailand and the region, including restaurants, musical venues and other cultural events.
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“Who Does Anyone Think They Are?”

Our eyeballs are a commodity with a limited vision and a seemingly unlimited supply of choices for what…

February 7, 2021

The Wet and the Dry – A Drinker’s Journey by Lawrence Osborne – Book Review

When discussing the teetotaler vs the drinker Osborne concludes, "Each finds the other a bore". I like…

August 28, 2020

Step Right Up to The Circus by J.D. Strange – A Book Review

How would I describe The Circus by J.D. Strange? It is a story about demons, abuse (of drugs and…

July 24, 2020

Different Drummer Hugh Gallagher’s New Novel – Chicken 65 – A Book Review

Hugh Gallagher has more distinct personalities than Sybil did in the 1970s. What else can you expect…

June 3, 2020
Bamboozled by Stu Lloyd

Don’t Get Sick in China and Other Amusing Tales by Stu Lloyd – Bamboozled – A Book Review

Stu Lloyd goes through life much as he does when he takes a one-thousand plus kilometre motorcycle-ride…

April 20, 2020

Paul Bowles in Bangkok 1966 – A Guest Blog Post by Canberra’s Favorite Son Philip J. Coggan

“Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler…

September 23, 2019

A Friendly Conversation with Anthony Perry – Author of Lyle’s Grief

Anthony Perry was taking Christopher Hitchens advice and executing it. He was also killing it as a…

April 16, 2019

Is Bangkok Fiction Dead?

In an age when the novel has been declared dead more times than an unlucky cat, what can readers who…

April 4, 2019

20 Questions with American Historical Crime Thriller Author T Hunt Locke

We are all prisoners or explorers of our own geography. Thom and I now find ourselves in Thailand. But…

January 29, 2019

Chicks Dig the Long Ball and Sam Collins – Murder in Milton – A Book Review

T Hunt Locke's latest novel is Murder in Milton. With duel settings it has the pace of a Forrest Gump…

January 21, 2019

John Gartland – The Clearest Drummer of Them All – His Best Interview

"The centerpiece of Different Drummers is an interview with “poet noir” John Gartland, interspersed…

January 14, 2019

Do You Have Room for Rooms by Christopher G. Moore?

Does Moore remain hopeful for humankind in the future? Does he believe that technology will free us or…

January 5, 2019

The Kevin S. Cummings Interview

Originally posted on thomlockepublishing: I am very honored to have Kevin S. Cummings here at the Locke…

December 7, 2018

“Erection over, what you do now?”

In the Author's Note of Different Drummers I quote Christopher Hitchens, "Everyone has a book inside…

November 9, 2018

The Best Joe Cummings Interview – Ever

"I was in the Joe C hater camp, once. I had read that the Louisiana born and Army brat Cummings, best…

September 15, 2018

An Interview with Crime Thriller Author Frank Hurst – A Former British Drug Intelligence Officer

"Graham Greene and George Orwell have been very inspirational. The lines are so simple but so…

August 27, 2018

Joe the Tailor interviews me about Fashion and Different Drummers: Bangkok Beat Redux

It's not every author in Bangkok who gets interviewed by his tailor. I hope you enjoy the exchange. And…

April 18, 2018
Doug Stanhope Kevin Cummings Bangkok John Fengler

Stanhope Does Bangkok – Bill Bailey Live in Bangkok up Next (Art by Reclusive Artist Living in South of Thailand)

The artist has said he will grant permission to use his identity as soon as I give him the tools to…

April 2, 2018

Walk this Way to see Jimmy Fame & Friends at Checkinn99 and much more …

Rock This Way, Sunday Jazz, a film premier of Jimmy Fame and Friends with MC and blues singer Jimmy…

November 25, 2017

Not the Usual Answers: An Interview with Soho Crime Author Colin Cotterill

Not the Usual Answers: An interview with Soho Crime Author Colin Cotterill

November 9, 2017

Tristessa by Jack Kerouac – A Book Review

“She is giving me my life back and not claiming it for herself as so many of the women you love do…

October 9, 2017

Crazy Medicine by Matt Carrell – A Review of the Short Story

As Charles Bukowski said, "Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."

July 30, 2017

Praise Be to Lawrence Osborne – Beautiful Animals, Book Review

The most likable character is a no longer dashing but still refined 70 year old sleuth, Mr. Rockhold. I…

July 25, 2017

Repent ye Sinners! A Book Review of T. Hunt Locke’s Colin McDonald Bangkok Murder Mystery

Locke doesn't phone it in - he does his research but never at the expense of entertainment or coming…

June 25, 2017

The Many Sides of J.D. Villines, author of Dead Bangkok and Owner of Echo Park Boxing and Muay Thai Gym

“Ours is a long slow suicide. Life metered out in milligrams and bullets. Parasites and hosts. An…

May 26, 2017

Dead Bangkok – A Novel of Thailand by J.D. Villines – A Book Review

Are you a fan of GG Allin? Are you more likely to read Mike Fook than John Burdett or Lawrence Osborne?…

March 28, 2017

Exploring an Alternate Reality with Collin Piprell, author of MOM (Magic Circles Series)

The internet and 24/7 connectivity by way of our gadgetry can give us a godlike feeling that we’re…

March 24, 2017

A Black and White Interview with Bangkok Entertainer Kevin Wood

Kevin Wood is a talented man. I first met him at Checkinn99 four years ago. I got to know him a little…

January 17, 2017

Jumpers #16 in the Vincent Calvino Crime Series – A Book Review

Jumpers features the complex, questionable suicide of Raphael, a young and talented artist who likes to…

December 8, 2016

The Art of Crime Fiction – Interview with Christopher G. Moore, No. 1

All good artists, whether they be a portrait artist or a novelist, look where others fail to look. They…

December 2, 2016

Guest Blogger Gary Rutland Reviews A Killing Smile by Christopher G. Moore

Gary Rutland has reviewed a book written over 25 years ago and made me want to read it once…

November 16, 2016

Writer and Showman Hugh Gallagher Rolls the Dice – An Interview with a Risk Taker

"Musicians are the toughest people in the world. Writers have to be strong. Musicians have to be tough.…

October 17, 2016

Read any good bad books lately?

Raymond Chandler was great at describing the outside of a building but less adept at describing the…

September 2, 2016

The Moore Prize – To be Presented at the Bangkok Edge Festival – Dates: February 18th and 19th 2017

Thailand Footprint is pleased to pass on information about a new award to be presented by the…

August 24, 2016

Interview with Steven Palmer author of Angkor Tears

I think many expats, particularly those working in business, tend to live in a bubble of luxury condos,…

August 6, 2016

Last Call for Checkinn99 Sukhumvit – Curtain Call for Bowery Boys, Algie, Newman & Locke

We all have our biases. Mine is Checkinn99. I like the place; I like the proprietor, Chris Catto-Smith.…

July 1, 2016

Keith Nolan – Making the Days (and Nights ) Count

Keith Nolan appears in Chapter 1, page 1 and paragraph 1 of my book Bangkok Beat. That should come as no…

June 5, 2016

Kill Me Quick! by Paul D. Brazill – A Book Review

Kill Me Quick! by Paul D. Brazill is #12 in a 13 series list of quality crime novellas published…

May 15, 2016

A Most Curious Three Years – 1096 Days of Blogging … and Counting – Happy 2559!

Three years ago I had a decision to make. Life often thrusts those upon us. Under cover of Songkran 2013…

April 14, 2016

Interview with a Poet Extraordinaire – John Gartland

"The poet knows that we are all dying men." Thailand Footprint interview with Bangkok poet John Gartland

March 1, 2016

The End of the Tour – A Movie Review

"There is nothing more grotesque than somebody going around saying, "I'm a writer, I'm a writer, I'm a…

February 5, 2016

Mark Fenn – August 14, 1977- January 16, 2016

Mark Fenn - August 14, 1977- January 16, 2016

January 24, 2016
Review Kevin Cummings

To Cook a Spider by Mark Bibby Jackson – A Book Review

The debut novel of Mark Bibby Jackson is To Cook a Spider. Mark is the publisher and founder of…

January 13, 2016

The Beauty of Isaan by T. Hunt Locke

I jumped on the skytrain. “Exit at Nana, directly opposite the Landmark Hotel, you can’t miss us.…

January 4, 2016

Spirit Worlds by Philip Coggan – A Book Review

Spirit Worlds by Philip Coggan

December 23, 2015

A Dickens Christmas with the Frog in the Coconut Shell – Gop Cartoon Strip #9

Click to Enlarge Gop Strip #9 I am reading Hard Times by Charles Dickens for the first time. The…

December 10, 2015

Fifteen Rounds with Chad Evans, author of Vincent Calvino’s World

“There is always a bad guy in the ring.  This bad force is the noir you cannot escape.”…

November 13, 2015

The Big Weird by Christopher G. Moore – A Book Review

I came across this book review which I left at Amazon before I began my blog in April 2013. The…

November 9, 2015

A Story about Two A**holes …

Click Strip to Enlarge. It’s the political season in the USA. A very long season. Longer than…

October 20, 2015

Vincent Calvino’s World by Chad A. Evans – A Book Review

With the knowledge gained it becomes difficult to imagine the political upheavals, the social and…

October 18, 2015

Gop Heads to the Big Weird … Vincent Calvino’s World by Chad A. Evans Debuts

Click Strip to Enlarge Gop and company get bored in the idyllic south of Thailand and head to the…

September 13, 2015

The Bangkok Asset (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Book 6) by John Burdett – A Book Review

“Concentrate on the most unpleasant death you can think of, then how it will be at the end, when…

August 25, 2015

Christopher G. Moore’s Blog – Bangkok Beat by Kevin Cummings

I have received seven book reviews of Bangkok Beat so far. All positive, thankfully. This one by…

August 7, 2015

Bangkok Beat – Live! July 26th 2015 Book Launch @Checkinn99 – Ebook Available Now

Curiosity may well have killed a lot of cats. But I suspect those cats lived their lives in Sammy…

July 31, 2015

Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne – A Book Review

“What is a bad man?” This is the calm retort the Cambodian policeman and central investigator,…

July 16, 2015

Vortex by Matt Carrell – Enjoy the Ride – A Book Review

The allegations are true – Matt Carrell does have a good book in him. I cannot speak for…

July 13, 2015

Forget Henry and Gop for a bit. What I think of Bangkok Beat – A Book Review by Kevin Cummings

Bangkok Beat - The First Book Review is in!

June 24, 2015

Short, Sharp Interview: Kevin Cummings

Short Sharp Interview with Paul D. Brazill

June 13, 2015

Bangkok Beat Debuts with Celebrity Endorsement *


June 9, 2015

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEEDINESS (Bangkok Post, 31 May 2015, Page22)

My interview with Bangkok 8 author John Burdett featured in the Spectrum Magazine supplement of…

May 31, 2015

Hunting in the Dark and Finding The Dude is Sky High

Dude Da Vinci illustration by Colin Cotterill There are many things I like about being a blogger. As an…

May 20, 2015

Book Review of A Nose for Trouble – A Scanner and Max Mystery – Kemp Knows Chemistry

What is it about a pleasant fragrance that makes it appealing? What makes two people click? Often times…

May 6, 2015

Hell, I Can Do That …

Write a book. Hell, I can do that. How hard can it be? I was sitting with a bunch of…

April 27, 2015

Interview with Crime Thriller Novelist Colin Cotterill – Creator of the Dr. Siri and Jimm Juree Series

Author Colin Cotterill Colin Cotterill was born in London, England. He has dual English and Australian…

April 14, 2015

Matt Carrell Interview – Author of Thai Kiss, Vortex, and A Matter of Life and Death

Matt Carrell was born in Brighton, England more than half a century ago. The son of Irish immigrants, he…

April 3, 2015

Crackdown by Christopher G. Moore – A Book Review

As a resident of Thailand since 2001 reading and finishing a Vincent Calvino crime novel by Christopher…

March 28, 2015

Bangkok Pulse – Readers Poll (Poll now Closed)- Bangkok Beat Update

Today we’ll run a reader’s poll on whether or not you, the reader of Thailand Footprint,…

March 5, 2015

How to Read a Poem by friend of Thailand Footprint blogger, Carl

How to Read a Poem? The current state of Poetry is that there are a spate of aspirants and a…

February 22, 2015

Metaphors of Death by Dutchman Dick Holzhaus – Gloom, Doom and Happy Endings

[Here is a book review I wrote for Chiang Mai City News a few months back but never got around…

February 3, 2015

The Age of Dis- Consent by Christopher G. Moore

Christopher G. Moore is, simply put, my favorite living essayist. So I was pleased to learn his fourth…

February 2, 2015

Bangkok Beat Update on August 3rd, 2015

I am pleased to announce the launch of the paperback edition of Bangkok Beat via Create Space store and…

January 25, 2015

Night of Noir III Features Expressionist Paintings by Chris Coles

Night of Noir III Host James A. Newman with artist Chris Coles seen at a bar favored by fat cats…

January 7, 2015

J. D. Strange Corralled for a Rare Interview

J.D. Strange was discovered three weeks old, in a charity shop next to the Chatterton Arms public house,…

January 4, 2015

Krom Concludes Three Night Run of Music, Message and Cultural Expansion at Overground Bar

Last night, the Cambodian noir band Krom led by Christopher Minko and lead vocalist Sophea Chamroeun…

December 21, 2014

Thailand Footprint’s Non-Fiction Recommendations for 2014

    Americans in Thailand is the non-fiction Book of the Year for 2014. A serious and…

December 16, 2014

Thailand Footprint’s Top Fiction Picks for 2014

The following is one man’s opinion of top 2014 books set in Asia or with an Asian theme, which…

December 9, 2014

Jimm Juree Mystery Series #3 – The Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill – A Book Review

The Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill was first published by Quercus in the United Kingdom in 2013 and…

November 18, 2014

THE RIVER by Timothy Hallinan – An Excerpt from Chapter One of For The Dead

CHAPTER ONE THE RIVER is wider than it should be and it’s the wrong color. Instead of its usual…

November 12, 2014

The Chiang Mai Chronicle: A Declan Power Mystery – Book Review

This was my first read of a T Hunt Locke novel. Mr Locke is an expat businessman and author…

October 31, 2014

FOR THE DEAD by Timothy Hallinan – Sixth in the Poke Rafferty Series – A Book Review

FOR THE DEAD by Timothy Hallinan – A Book Review by Kevin Cummings If you’ve read any of the…

October 21, 2014

The Man With The Golden Mind by Tom Vater – A Detective Maier Mystery Set in Laos

The Man With The Golden Mind by Tom Vater is the second in the Detective Maier mystery series and my…

September 10, 2014

Arthur Hoyle Interview – Biographer of The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur

Arthur Hoyle I am pleased to welcome writer, educator, and independent filmmaker Arthur Hoyle. His…

August 9, 2014

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” Interview with Jim Algie: Author of The Phantom Lover

Jim Algie has done what many do not believe in and fewer still achieve. He has reincarnated himself and…

July 23, 2014

The Poet Noir John Gartland: Taking Risks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

(Photography by Eric Nelson) Introduction by Kevin Cummings I offer a short introduction to a superb…

July 19, 2014

GOD of DARKNESS by Christopher G. Moore – A Crash and Burn HiSo Thriller – Review

  There has been a military coup in Thailand. Martial law is in place. Tough decisions have to be…

June 8, 2014

Cambodia, anyone? The Poet Noir John Gartland, Krom and Christopher Minko to Perform May 31st and June 1st

  Portrait of Bangkok Noir Poet John Gartland by Chris Coles Anyone looking for a respite from the…

May 25, 2014

Taking a Break …

  For the same reasons my dog scratches his ear with his hind leg, I’ll be taking a break…

May 2, 2014

Making Tracks in The Kiwi Zone with John Daysh – Author of Cut Out The Middleman

The Commonwealth of Nations have been well represented at Thailand Footprint with authors from the…

April 20, 2014

Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

Originally posted on Banned Book Shop: Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller that has been…

April 18, 2014

Tracking Down Tom Vater – Author of The Man with the Golden Mind

There are certain writers in Thailand that if they were not writers they would make excellent fictional…

April 10, 2014

Fast Track Interview with Angela Savage – Author of The Jayne Kenney P.I. Series

Thailand Footprint is pleased to welcome Angela Savage to our Fast Track interview. Angela has strong…

April 5, 2014

Fast Track Interview with Andrew Nette – Author of Cambodian Crime Novel, Ghost Money

Thailand Footprint is pleased to introduce a new feature. The Fast Track Interview. Any resemblance to…

March 30, 2014

Artist Chris Coles – Bringing it to the Bangkok Night

I like Chris Coles. The artist and the man. It’s been over 10 years since we first met at a…

March 23, 2014

It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Richard Barrow in Thailand …

If you live in Thailand and/or have an interest in Thailand and you are not among the 10,000 plus…

March 3, 2014

The Man in the Blue Suede Shoes: Jerry Hopkins – One for The Money, Two for the Show …

“I hope I see you today, I’m meeting Jerry Hopkins there at 3:00 p.m.” The message…

February 24, 2014

The Yammerer of Bangkok … Sung to “The Wanderer” by Dion and the Belmonts … 1961

Oh well, I’m the type of guy who will never compromise When I whistle and I yell, you know…

February 5, 2014

Election Day 2014 in Bangkok … Looking back at Luang Prabang … Two kinds of fireworks …

Today, February 2nd 2014 is election day throughout Thailand. We live in Bangkok, Thailand much of the…

February 2, 2014

The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand by Jim Algie – A Book Review

If you’re the one with the Thomas Kinkade painting above your couch you’ll probably want to give The…

February 8, 2014

The Frog benefits Big Brother Mouse in Laos … Reading Matters …

During our first week in Laos I had the opportunity to visit Big Brother Mouse in Luang Prabang, Laos.…

February 4, 2014

Ex-Basketball Player – A poem by John Updike

Originally posted on Oranges & Sardines: Though he was much better known for his fiction, namely his…

January 26, 2014

The Beat Goes On at Check Inn 99 … Bangkok Night of Noir 2014 …

For the second time in less than 9 months author James A. Newman, artist Chris Coles and company decided…

January 9, 2014

Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature …

Below is the full text of Ernest Hemingway’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, which was read for him…

January 7, 2014
Cara Black interview by Kevin CUmmings

Cara Black Interview … Welcome Back to Thailand …

"We write to give a voice to those who aren't heard." Cara Black - author of the Aimee Leduc Crime Series

January 3, 2014

Night of Noir Jan 5th … Marriage Tree … Cara Black in Thailand …

A few announcements today: The Night of Noir is coming this Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at Check Inn 99.…

January 2, 2014

Burmese Light the video by Hans Kemp … promoting the book Burmese Light by Hans Kemp and Tom Vater …

  I rarely include videos at Thailand Footprint and the conventional wisdom is one should not include a…

December 17, 2013

Paris 1928 – Nexus II by Henry Miller … What if Henry had called an Audible to Siam?

A few people have wondered why Henry Miller is included in this blog? A few others have been…

December 15, 2013

Thailand Footprint’s Recommended Non-fiction Books for 2013 …

For the reader looking for eloquent writing, BANGKOK DAYS by Lawrence Osborne For the reader looking for…

December 12, 2013

Thailand Footprint’s Fiction Favorites for 2013 … Bring on The Year of the Horse …

With the year of 2557, 2014 or the Year of the Horse fast approaching I list my favorite novels…

December 11, 2013

Dean Barrett: Man of Mystery? … Yes and No … Author review …

Dean Barrett was one of the first two authors, living in Thailand, whose name I knew and could spell…

December 7, 2013

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD by Tom Vater … Sometimes the same is different …

Sometimes the same is different, author Tom Vater reminds us to impressive effect in his second novel,…

November 28, 2013

Vulture Peak by John Burdett … Reviewing the Book Reviewers

The electronic media age has made it possible for almost anyone with the motivation to become an author.…

November 19, 2013

Luang Prabang in Laos and Big Brother Mouse …

In early 2014 I have set a goal: to go to Luang Prabang in Laos. We have wanted to go…

November 11, 2013

Footprint Maker of the Month: Jim Algie …Follow him if you dare @jim_algie

Web Sites are like resumes, they need to be reworked or redone from time to time. On Thailand Footprint…

November 8, 2013

The Rocky Horror Show comes to Bangkok … Dig it if you can …

Bangkok is a city with a lot of entertainment choices. Spoiled for choice, I have heard it said. But…

October 30, 2013

It Takes a Literary Village to Raise a Frog on a Blog …

Thailand Footprint is now six-months old. I hold no illusions as to what it is: it’s a blog but…

October 16, 2013

Games of Desire Art Exhibit by Kowit Wattanarach … at Koi Art Gallery in Bangkok

Yesterday I went back to Koi Art Gallery on Sukhumvit 31 in Bangkok. I had last been there in…

October 10, 2013

Joyriding with Australian Crime Writer Jarad Henry … Grand Theft Interview …

Criminals come in all shapes, sizes and weights. And when it comes to their intelligence they run the…

September 28, 2013

Writing the Truth vs. writing Fiction … TONE DEAF IN BANGKOK by Janet Brown … a book review

Henry Miller has been quoted as saying, “No one can write the absolute truth …”. And I…

September 24, 2013

The Psychology of Abandoning a Book … according to …

I like and I liked this chart from  I thought a few of you might as well.…

September 21, 2013

Nobody Loves Goliath … is coming to town … Recommendations by the Giant: THAI KISS Hate them or love them they changed the way people purchased books, read books and published…

September 18, 2013

ANGRY BIRDS … a book review of a brand spanking new novel by Chiang Mai author James Austin Farrell

I know what I like about reading crime fiction. There are tense, unfamiliar, dangerous places I want to…

September 7, 2013

A Publisher, a Book and 15 Authors with Heart … Phnom Penh Noir …

We will end the month with a good news post here at Thailand Footprint. Below is a current picture…

August 30, 2013

One & Two Star Amazon Book Reviews Given to Some of My Favorite Books …

Whether writing a book review is more art or science is a topic for another day. In today’s post…

August 29, 2013

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT … A Book Review … now shown in Chiang Mai City News …

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT written in 2011 by former Chiang Mai resident Colin Cotterill is the…

August 27, 2013

American crime novelist in Asia … Jake Needham

One of the premier authors that writes about South East Asia is former American attorney, Jake Needham.…

August 22, 2013

What Elmore Leonard Taught Us

Originally posted on Under An Outlaw Moon: Elmore Leonard was one of those great pulp writers who helped…

August 21, 2013

The Parks in My Life … The Parks of Thailand …

In 1952 Henry Miller wrote a book which must have been quite the exercise in self examination. It is…

August 16, 2013

Book Launch & Signing for BURMESE LIGHT … a comprehensive and stunning photo-journal by Hans Kemp and Tom Vater …

The book launch and signing for BURMESE LIGHT by Hans Kemp and Tom Vater has been set for 6:00…

August 8, 2013

Jim Thompson is Alive! … Interview with Northern Thailand expat author Thomas Hunt Locke …

Thomas Hunt Locke is, among other things, a husband, a father, a businessman, an adventurer, an expat…

August 2, 2013

EXCLUSIVE! Private Investigator Joe Dylan interviewed at Koh Samui “Health Resort” and Spa …by Gop

Thailand Footprint looks to interview cutting edge and break-out literary talent. Efforts were made to…

July 26, 2013

Television a Poem by Roald Dahl …

Television The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never,…

July 22, 2013

No more Kindles … no more Nooks … no more Ereaders, dirty looks …

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever. Kindle school, that is. I’ve learned…

July 15, 2013

Earning the Couch … Jazz at The Living Room on Sukhumvit Road… Real life vs. Literature …

“You’ve got to earn the couch”, one University mountain biker said to his mountain…

July 10, 2013

Ten Quotes about Reading … from Writers …

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have…

June 22, 2013

Hangman’s Point by Dean Barrett – A Book Review … Set Sail to British Hong Kong in the year 1857 … and enjoy the journey …

HANGMAN’S POINT is an historical tale set on the British Island of Hong Kong during a continuous…

June 17, 2013

Navigating The Bangkok Noir by Chris Coles – Impressions (and expressions) left by an artist’s book …

I remember discovering the art of Chris Coles over 10 years ago. My first thought was: this guy seems…

June 13, 2013

Bangkok Expat Profile … Poet John Gartland with art by Bangkok Noir Artist Chris Coles …

Bangkok is full of interesting expatriates. Foreigners choosing to make Thailand their home for a…

June 9, 2013

Sunday Afternoon Jazz at CheckInn99 on Sukhumvit Road …

Yesterday, I went to the historic Bangkok Cabaret bar, CheckInn99, which has a colorful history that…

June 3, 2013

Bangkok Fiction Night of Noir – Wednesday, April 17th

Tomorrow night is a literary night of noir at the historic CheckInn99 on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok,…

April 16, 2013

SLASH AND BURN by Colin Cotterill and other news …

On Thursday, Thailand time, Thailand Footprint will be posting a long review/essay on SoHo Crime…

April 30, 2013

Buddha’s Brain – The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom by Rick Hanson, Ph.D … A Book Review

There are many reasons why I like the book, Buddha’s Brain. I refer to it often. Author Rick…

May 27, 2013

Never Go To Thailand … and the reasons I love it … Mook, the smiling waitress, and Good Sam are just two …

Recently, there was a video making the rounds of the social networking sites. Its title, NEVER GO TO…

May 19, 2013

HEMINGWAY’S Drinking and Dining Establishment in Bangkok … fountain in the front … no skeet shooting allowed in the back …

Hemingway’s Outdoor Patio View Hemingway’s Front Entrance View Yesterday afternoon and…

May 23, 2013

Each One his Own Direction, Each One his Own Way / kon-lá tít kon-lá taang / คนละทิศคนละทาง: Malcolm Gault-Williams interview …

Today’s maiden interview at Thailand Footprint is with Malcolm Gault-Williams. He is the father of…

May 12, 2013

The Poke Rafferty Series by Timothy Hallinan – King of the Bangkok Fiction Hill?

The Poke Rafferty series is five…

May 2, 2013

Book Review of ZERO HOUR In Phnom Penh by Christopher G. Moore

I usually stick with Christopher G. Moore’s Bangkok based fiction. This time he took me to…

April 15, 2013

KICKING DOGS by author Collin Piprell – A Book Review

This comic crime fiction novel, set in Bangkok, has a hilarious beginning, which includes an unexpected…

April 25, 2013

3 Responses to “Books & Authors & Reviews”

  1. Zero Hour in Phnom Penh by Christopher G. Moore « HLP

    […] “Moore does a great job in Zero Hour of depicting two places I hope to never be – a seedy lakeside brothel, which doubles as a murder scene and the inside of a real life Cambodian prison, where life is not just cheap, to some it’s worthless. Moore seeks out societies at crossroads and he finds one in Cambodia, but in the process he tells the reader a ripper of a yarn with the added bonus of making us realize how unlucky some people are or conversely how lucky we are.” —Kevin Cummings, Thailand Footprint: People, Things, Literature […]

    • Kevin Cummings

      Robert, that’s like having Jerry Seinfeld listen to your comedy routine, as he nods his head and says, “Funny.” A great compliment. Thanks.


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