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    What book are you reading right now?

    "Soul Mountain" -- Gao XingJian (1990)

    I predict this will be among the least popular of threads....

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    The "Thaksinization of Thailand" which I bought in Bangkok.

    I'm almost finished.

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    Not at all, this is a good thread - the sucess of it depends on how many members here can read.

    I'm currently past the half way mark of my first Dan Brown - Deception Point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    The "Thaksinization of Thailand" which I bought in Bangkok.
    A good read?

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    I've just read a throwaway novel "Night Sins - Tami Hoag" and "Atlantis - David Gibbins" (not as good as it couldn've been by a long way) and I'm currently reading a kids book "Inkspell - Cornelia Funke" which is ok. I really should be reading my CSS Coding book, but it bores me shitless and I've sussed what I want to do by trial and error (and a bit of help from Friskofrankie).

    I see Wilbur Smith has a new book out (Triumph of the Sun), so I'll prolly pop down K-Books later and get a copy.

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    I just finished Jack London's 'Tales of the Fish Patrol'. Now I'm reading Bill Bryson's 'I'm a stranger here myself'.

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    The 3 little pigs. I think the ending will exciting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    ... the sucess of it depends on how many members here can read...
    Will, u kan sea wear da plom plem lies...

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    isat a book ?

    The Bangkok Post

    but i not finished yet, everyday they add pages...





    Jack Welsh, was one the best read i had in the past years, his GE story...what a bastard, but successfull...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
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    but i not finished yet, everyday they add pages...
    Don't worry. It's OK if you don't actually read each and every one of the classified ads.

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    I am reading The Wind-up Bird Cronicle ... by some jap chap... can't spell his name...

    another thread from TV what is next... What animal would you like to be ?? <yawn>

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    I'm not reading anything at the moment.

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    Some dreadful CV's, got one from a Canadian with 7 spelling mistakes and 2 grammatical errors in the cover letter.
    The mind boggles.
    Perhaps these are the people Smeg is reffering to.

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    Downloaded 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence' about a year ago and tried to give it another go. Still too deep for me after 30 years.

    Besides, everytime I went to turn over a page I kept flicking the monitor off the desk.

    Will be giving the book 'The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj' - R. Neville another go soon.

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    Atomised by Michel Houellebecq.

    It is a very starnge book and not as good as it has been made out to be, but worth a read if you like Michel Houellebecq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
    I am reading The Wind-up Bird Cronicle ... by some jap chap... can't spell his name...
    I think it's Haruki Murakami. Great writer. I just finished "Kafka on the Shore".

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    The "Thaksinization of Thailand" which I bought in Bangkok.
    A good read?
    Yes.

    It' been very 1. informative and 2. direct in the writing style, and 3. it's not dry at all.

    It goes back to the origins of Thaksin's background briefly, then goes into the history of Thai politics in the 20th Century. It quickly goes to the 1950s and moves onwards. It has a lot of good information on certain aspect of Thai politics (e.g. the phuak), and also some of the many major players, and party dynamics of the last 30+ years. This book also discuss some very detailed strategies and idiocyncracies of the Thai Rak Tahi party, it's plan, and how the mechanics work.

    I think those that are really into Thai current events and politics may evern learn some things from this book.

    It's written by two authors: one Thai, and one Brit.

    Thaksin's corporate dealings and the percentages and profits are also put into charts and sourced.

    If you're interested in some more details of Thai politics and how society work I do recomend it.

    I'll be reviewing it on Amazon in about a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    The "Thaksinization of Thailand" which I bought in Bangkok.
    A good read?
    Yes.

    It' been very 1. informative and 2. direct in the writing style, and 3. it's not dry at all.

    It goes back to the origins of Thaksin's background briefly, then goes into the history of Thai politics in the 20th Century. It quickly goes to the 1950s and moves onwards. It has a lot of good information on certain aspect of Thai politics (e.g. the phuak), and also some of the many major players, and party dynamics of the last 30+ years. This book also discuss some very detailed strategies and idiocyncracies of the Thai Rak Tahi party, it's plan, and how the mechanics work.

    I think those that are really into Thai current events and politics may evern learn some things from this book.

    It's written by two authors: one Thai, and one Brit.

    Thaksin's corporate dealings and the percentages and profits are also put into charts and sourced.

    If you're interested in some more details of Thai politics and how society work I do recomend it.

    I'll be reviewing it on Amazon in about a week.
    Does it mention the North American communications company he shat on to get his empire rolling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Some dreadful CV's, got one from a Canadian with 7 spelling mistakes and 2 grammatical errors in the cover letter. The mind boggles. Perhaps these are the people Smeg is reffering to.
    "reffering" yuk yuk yuk

    I'm about half way through Ian McEwan's Saturday. I had high hopes because I liked Atonement and that other one I liked, but so far it's not really grabbing me by the nuts.

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    between 2 books at the mo. The Sion Revelation by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, which is OK, and The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins, which I'm enjoying, but find hard going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buadhai...
    I think it's Haruki Murakami. Great writer. I just finished "Kafka on the Shore".
    I agree, recently read chasing sheep and shall start a new one as soon as I have finished reading Dicky Bird's autobiography.

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    Some dreadful CV's, got one from a Canadian with 7 spelling mistakes and 2 grammatical errors in the cover letter. The mind boggles. Perhaps these are the people Smeg is reffering to.

    "reffering" yuk yuk yuk
    Arsking four it werent I.

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    Re-reading "Holy Blood, Holy Grail".
    Read it the first time many years ago - it's better than Dan Brown's book...

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