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" I'll admit upfront that I have a story in this anthology, but that hasn't stopped me reading it and enjoying every page. With an overall theme like 'outsiders' I was expecting many of the stories to be quite similar but in fact I was amazed just h... " Read more of this review »
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By way of this review I'd like to thank author Jerry Hopkins for possibly the best single piece of advice I ever read in a Book Introduction called Tales from the Next Barstool, from Jerry's book, Bangkok Babylon. It has been 8 years since I read the...more
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God Of Darkness by Christopher G. Moore
God Of Darkness
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Reading GOD OF DARKNESS was like watching an art house film, for me. I was completely satisfied at the end of this 320 page novel, which I would categorize as both a thriller and historical fiction. What Moore does so well is parachute the reader int...more
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The Cambodian Book of the Dead by Tom Vater
The Cambodian Book of the Dead
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Sometimes the same is different, author Tom Vater reminds us to impressive effect in his second novel, THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD (Crime Wave Press – 2012). There is familiarity to this tale, set in Cambodia starting off in 1997 with appropriate...more
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“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
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“The Bangkok Comfort Zone - that strip running between Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana - was a huge bank of ice, thick as a glacier. Only you had to be around years and years to see and feel the deep chill, and by the time you had it was too late, the glacier had already dragged you under. Then you could never escape the gravity of the place that pulled them back from all over the world. Comfort Zone ice like a narcotic made you feel invincible. Zone veterans lived inside a solid block of ice. Zone workers, who were teenagers in chronological years, were soon aged inside the ice. The night ice crystals formed a thick fog over the Zone veterans and workers, creating an ice bridge; these ice people knew they could no longer live outside the Comfort Zone. They looked as normal as anyone else on the street because no one can see the ice, it's carried inside, around the heart.
Calvino had gone through the event horizon of the Comfort Zone, and lived in the Zone's ice age for so long that it had become a habit. Addiction, baby. He had become Zone dead like the others”
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