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James King

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An Englishman who emigrated to South Africa in 1995, James King’s work took him all over the Country, visiting Cities, townships and rural areas, gaining valuable insight into the culture and lives of the people, post-apartheid.

In 2011 James left South Africa for Thailand, where he writes novels – Literary fiction thrillers, which focus on - suspense, mystery, and romantic drama. Poetry and Short Stories.

His character-driven stories are dramatic, suspenseful, thrilling and emotional. There are always romantic and sinister elements at play in his plots.

James’ poetry drifts from the romantic to fear for the survival of our world, human rights and the darkness of death. Inspired by music, film, and literature. Shakespeare, Dickens, Hesse, Le
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"Even though I have enjoyed all the books in this series, this is by far my favorite book! The spiritual journey that Alfie went through is spectacular! This is a book that I will be rereading! I am sorry that this series is over, I enjoyed it.
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"This is a great beginning to the series. I enjoyed meeting Alfie and his explanation of living in Thailand. I am looking forward to reading the adventures of Alfie and is life in Thailand.
I was given an ARC for an objective review."
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"This is a short story that connects Post It notes and Viper. I enjoyed reading the continuing adventures of Alfie in Thailand.
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The Girl on the Train is a debut psychological thriller that is sure to alter the way you view other people and the way they live their lives.
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I quick overview is all I have managed so far but was enough to encourage me to write something. Having lived in Thailand for around nine years it's easy to either take it for granted or become cynical. It depends on your viewpoint of
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I enjoy Grisham's books because they are entertaining, easy to read and suspenseful. Sometimes he could add a little more humour and depth to the characters. But the stories are fun and fast paced. The Firm is my favourite Grisham novel. One of those ...more
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“The human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.” - The Holy Bible”
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“My goal is to be free to challenge my beliefs, forgive and confess, but not forget.”
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“Our land is more valuable than your money. As long as the sun shines and the waters flow, this land will be here to give life to men and animals; therefore, we cannot sell this land. It was put here for us by the Great Spirit and we cannot sell it because it does not belong to us. (c. 1880)”
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