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    Dean Barrett

    .....the long-time BKK resident and well-known writer/novelist.

    Any of you old-hands know him, met him, etc?

    Just curious to know what he's about.

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    I like his poem ,
    Hampsha was asking about it here
    last year

    http://teakdoor.com/arts-and-enterta...-bar-poem.html (Old man at bar Poem?)

    The Silly Old Man with the Young Thai Girl in the Texas Lone Star Saloon

    He must be twice her age at least
    With mottled, wrinkled skin
    His hair is dyed a bottle-black
    His face is wintry thin.
    Blue veins snake down his bone hands
    Like roots of ancient trees
    He wears a pair of checkered shorts
    Above his scrawny knees.
    The girl he's with is beautiful
    Her shoulder-length black hair
    Surrounds and frames her dark brown face
    Her shoulders soft and bare.
    He drinks his Mekhong whiskey down
    And orders yet again
    The girl he's with just sighs and sneaks
    a smile at other men.
    They sit in silence, the silly old man
    And the girl who stole his heart
    Someone should whisper in his ear
    "Too many years apart!"
    Someone should whisper in his ear
    "Your girl is bored to death!
    Your eyelids droop, your shoulders stoop
    There's whiskey on your breath!"
    Someone should whisper in his ear
    That if he didn't pay
    He might just find his lady love
    Would soon be on her way.
    He wallows in her loving gaze
    So puppy-dog serene
    Serenity for her of course
    His ATM machine.
    But he might whisper in our ears
    "Well, don't you think I know?
    I made my choice and so will you
    With fewer years to go."
    I'm not sure what to make of him
    There is no guiding rule
    I wonder if he could be both
    A wise man and a fool.
    He turns his head to pay the bill
    And suddenly I see
    It's a mirror on the wall
    The silly old man is me.


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    I thought Dean lived in Cromer...

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    Is he the guy that wrote that towering epic about a gogo girl who stole his viagra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I thought Dean lived in Cromer...
    He's American, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Is he the guy that wrote that towering epic about a gogo girl who stole his viagra?
    Bangkok Noir genre....
    He's in fine company.

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