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The Dead Do Talk

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Dr Porntip Rojanasunan, Thailand’s most famous forensic pathologist, has daily run-ins with police and frequently crosses swords with Thailand’s political heavyweights. She has also had her life threatened. But her relentless efforts to liberate the secrets of the dead and bring justice to the victims of crime and their families have won her popular support. In a country ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published 2012 by Marshall Cavenish (first published December 1st 2011)
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Alice Law
Jan 08, 2015 Alice Law rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing biography. I would prefer she discloses more of her forensic case study.
Sharon James
Nov 06, 2016 Sharon James rated it did not like it
It is hard to write a review about this book without appearing overly critical...but it was awful...AWFUL!

I was a bit hesitant to buy it at first as it was twice the price of most other English print books in the bookstore, unfortunately I didn't go with my gut instinct and proceeded to lose many hours of my life trying really hard to read it.

Struggling through the boring bits (of which there were many) the narcissism (it did get tiring) and trying so hard to like Dr Porntip who is obviously a
Dec 08, 2012 Aisa rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, medicine
I was hoping for deep-thoughts and revealing life-changing messages from the book. Alas, what it only revealed that dr. Porntip, a famous figure in the forensic world, is just another human being.

Because it is common for me to look at senior physicians as some kind of a demi God, I had the impression that if I was a student of dr Porntip, I would think that way too.

There are some glimpse about the failure of the justice system in Thailand (which does not surprise me - Indonesia has similar prob
Saturday's Child
May 30, 2014 Saturday's Child rated it liked it
"We are often let down by authorities in which we put our trust and often justice is simply not allowed to prevail." "I strongly feel that society should support those who desire to do the right thing and not endorse those who take advantage of others. As for those who who do engage in misconduct, I believe that if the system is good, then potential wrongdoers won't be brave enough to misbehave and won't be rewarded if they have". Wise words from a woman who cares about her Country and fellow ...more
Jan 31, 2016 Speedstar25 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book with simple format which made the reader easy to get into the story fast. The story was very well structured and clearly explained how Dr Porntip grew up from young and worked her way up as what she was today. The most interesting part was how she solved cases in the disturbed south.
Aug 13, 2013 Sizbelle rated it really liked it
this book is more like her route to being who she is, things she encounter along the way. quite motivating n inspiring that despite the challenging environment she is in she managed to hang on n succeed in her belief. this book also reveal insides of Thailand that I nvr knew.
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