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Night of the Water Spirits

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Panda's American cousin first comes to Bangkok, he throws a lizard at her and she bites him. Yet on a night when the country's waterways are alight with a myriad tiny candles, their relationship takes a different turn; one that draws them together again as adults and, in spite of turbulent marriages to other people, leads them to defy some of society's most fervently ...more
Published July 1st 2011 by Black Lotus Publishing Ltd
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Oct 23, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
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The male main character was way too much of a jerk without any redeeming qualities at all for this romance to work for me. Chauvinist, mean to his kids, cheats on everyone, spoiled, selfish. I didn't want these two to be together at all, but then you feel bad for their children. This book made me delete all of my other e-book Amazon authors from my Kindle. I don't feel I have time to maybe find one good read out of every 30 I try. No no no.
Oct 27, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
Bisco's second novel is perceptive, funny, 'pacey' and deceptively deep in its wisdom. I love how she handles her characters, with a deft, worldly, tolerant touch ... But it's the bicultural side of her work that intrigues me most. I stayed up late and was glad the book was too fat for me to devour all in one night. There's a lot of dialogue, which interested me as a fellow writer---it makes the action seem to romp and rip along.
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Sep 19, 2016 Margaret Jones rated it it was ok
Story okay although I thought more could have been made of it. My problem is that I didn't like the two main characters.
Dec 11, 2013 Shawnee rated it liked it
This story takes place over the span of forty-six years and follows the story of two cousins: Teddy and Panida (Panda). After being thrown together for a few weeks as children, they initially dislike each other but soon form a close bond. As adults, they fall in love and remain so, despite being married to other people.

If you’re the kind of reader who must be able to sympathize with the characters to enjoy a book, this one might not be for you. The leading man (Teddy) is a self-entered womanize
Vikas Datta
A brilliant evocative read...
Claire Meadows
The male protagonist is such in an idiot that I didn't carry on after about 120 pages. Two dimensional, hardly believable characters. Won't be reading anymore by this author.
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Nov 05, 2011 Roger D Montgomery rated it it was amazing
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Just excellent. I have always loved Thailand anyway, and am so glad to see a good contemporary piece of fiction set there. Roger D (orang hutan watchers)
Jul 25, 2012 Briony rated it liked it
A good holiday read the fact that it's set in Thailand and Indonesia appealed to me - nice enough but not particularly memorable
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Barbara Bisco is the author of three novels, all of which are set in Asia where she has spent the last thirty years, much of it in Thailand and Indonesia. Whilst in Asia, Barbara worked for the National Museum in both Bangkok and Jakarta. Her daughter was born in Indonesia and the whole family thinks of it as a second home. Although London is now her first home, Barbara is originally from New York ...more
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