Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos
You'll meet his boss, a wealthy general whose power and reputation scares his countrymen; a prince with connections to the French colonial past; an American pilot who left home...more
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It's fascinating to read about how the Laos I know and love has changed so much in just 15 years. This book speaks of Laos in the way I think about the country, with frustration, love and fascination.
It has some value as a relatively rare book about Laos, but I'd only read it if you have very little experience traveling in Southeast Asia.
I found the discussion of Laos communism pretty interesting. A decent read.
This has a bit of compelling information unique to Laos mixed in with a bunch of other things that would seem to apply to any developing, corrupt country. An easy read for those traveling to Laos, but don't spend too much time or money on it.