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    The lives of others

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Born in 1969 to a farming family in Chon Buri, Pimjai Juklin -- aka Duanwad Pimwana -- is one of Thailand's preeminent writers of contemporary fiction. After briefly working as a journalist, Duanwad started writing short stories. She was first published in 1989 in a local Thai magazine. In 2003, she published her first novel, Chang Samran (Bright), which won the SEA Write Award, making her one of only seven women writers to have won the prestigious award since its inception 40 years ago.


    Just a thought

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 30/05/2019

    » I don't mind admitting that I winced when I plucked an 800-page novel from my review bag, having long advocated that authors don't need more than 400 pages to say what needs be said. The back cover describes it as an espionage novel. I don't recall Ian Fleming or John le Carré penning tomes.


    Special sale at Bangkok book haven

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 23/05/2019

    » There's just over a week left for bookworms to browse the nearly 20,000 second-hand titles available at discount prices at Dasa Book Cafe, which is hosting a big sale until the end of the month.


    A shady underworld

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 03/05/2019

    » We, The Survivors, the fourth novel by the Malaysian-British Tash Aw, is a compelling account of the life of a working-class lad named Lee Hock Lye, or known among friends as Ah Hock. It's a vivid tale of an imaginative young man with ideas of setting foot in a better place than a ramshackle village where livelihood depends on fishing and harvesting cockles from the polluted mudflats. Ah Hock isn't an angry young man, nor is he an idler who accepts whatever comes his way as fate. He tries hard with life, changing numbers of jobs to make ends meet, hoping one day he'd move to settle down with a house and family in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore or even farther afield. The world that he inhabits, however, is a microcosm of the much larger equilibrium, where society permits a select few to climb the ladder, and the majority -- the ilk of Ah Hock -- remains stuck in poverty, leading a life that's going nowhere.


    Weapon of choice

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/04/2019

    » In my army days, we were issued used M1 rifles. They were heavy and either had hair triggers or they had to be pulled way back before firing, by which time the target had moved.


    Start a new chapter at the 47th Book Fair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2019

    » Time to get more shelf space as the 47th National Book Fair and Bangkok International Book Fair 2019 begins on Thursday. Splurge on good deals at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from now until April 7. The book fair has always been popular for its staggering amount of titles and publishers that always fill the halls. From lesser-known independent publishers to big names, visitors can experience the vast literary landscape of Thailand right in one place.


    The end is nigh

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 28/03/2019

    » It has been determined that we've been around for 4.5 billion years, Earth the only habitable planet in the solar system.


    The world is your oyster

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/03/2019

    » To any students, workers or retirees who are thinking of taking a much-needed break or sabbatical, we have just the book for you. Lonely Planet has released the fourth edition of The Big Trip.


    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.


    Fact or fiction?

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 21/02/2019

    » It is common knowledge that the KGB weren't above using sex in its spying activities. Books were written and movies made about it. What isn't generally known is that the Russian Federation's FSB are not only continuing the practice but expanding it.

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