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Thailand Fiction Books and Ebook Revisions | Ongoing

Thailand Fiction Books – Best Selling

The 2nd in the Thailand's Sickest series. Read it and let me know what you think...
The second in the Thailand’s Sickest series. Read it and let me know what you think…

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There will be some big revisions, re-writes really, of some of the Thailand fiction books (eBooks) for sale. It has been a while since I’ve looked at Moving to ThailandThailand Black BookLiving in Thailand and some others. Will get those done before the end of the year.

Moving to Thailand – the only real criticism of the Thailand fiction book readers made known was that it didn’t cover enough of the negative. That’s what Thailand Black Book was focused on, so I didn’t think to add it to Moving to Thailand too. Will do that though. I realize not everyone reads both books.

Living in Thailand started out as a long article on ThaiPulse.com and I turned it into a book. It’s a story mostly of how I met a good Thai girl in Thailand. Might just change the title and make it more like a book. Then, will also do a book, “Living in Thailand” and make it true to the title.

Thailand Black Book is pretty right on. I added some photos of dangerous snakes and other beasties to the book, and some people go all bent out of shape about that. Others called the book too negative. I think I’ll leave the negativity and the snake photos in there, as well as add a lot of other things I’ve thought about over the past few years since that book was released.

If you have a book about Thailand coming out and you want to sell it on this site – run it by me first and I’ll let you know if I’ll sell it. I tend to only want to sell on this site books I like personally. There are many topics I don’t want to sell here. Anyway, run it by me and I’ll let you know if I can sell it or not.

Best of luck to Thailand writers that are struggling to produce something readable, entertaining, and with some longevity to it. It’s a very difficult task – writing good books. I don’t think I’ve written a really good one yet, and I’ve been trying for years. Maybe in 2018?

Cheers!

Thailand Fiction – Same-Same?

I’ve been considering for over a year doing reviews of Thailand fiction here at this site, and possibly at one of my other sites. What I’ve found is that fiction set in Thailand tends to be one main style. Detective stories. These are the old writers that have been doing it for decades. There is a market for it. There was nothing else to read for years.  God I hate traditional detective stories. I don’t know why I can ‘t read them, I must have read too many when I was younger.

So, long story short, I can’t possibly start reading the detective stories some of the old-timers are putting out. I just can’t force myself to do it. I won’t name names, but you could guess.

Are there other fiction stories I could review?

I looked at about twenty different writers, hoping to find some that I enjoyed reading so I could read a bunch of books and get some reviews up here. I can’t find many I like at all. I think writers are like that, but I’m some sort of special breed. I don’t like much of anything except what I and my friends write. Maybe that was the catalyst behind starting to write my own fiction set in Thailand. I love the hell out of my books.

Isn’t that the way most authors are? I’d rather sit down and re-read one of my books I put a couple hundred hours into because I will be doing two things. One, I’ll be enjoying my story. Two, I’ll be editing it for the upteenth time and making it better as I update it afterward.

If it isn’t detective stories, it’s an “I banged this many girls in Thailand and fell in love with a bargirl in Pattaya!” story. Yeah, exciting, that’s mind-blowing. Can’t wait to read all 120 pages.

That’s another thing, half the writers are cranking out 100 pages and calling that a fiction novel. What happened to 250+ page books? Maybe that’s too long now with eBooks. Maybe the attention span of readers has dwindled a bit and 30,000 words is the new 80-90,000. Maybe it is.

Here’s another thing – there are Thailand writers that keep cranking out the SAME detective stories time after time after time. Same boring characters, settings, and piss-poor plots. If they changed it up a bit, I’d be able to get through a book. I just see the same characters and I can’t even get past the free sample at Amazon. Thank god for the free sample idea for ebooks or I’d be wasting truckloads of money on books I’ll never read.

There is a reader demographic that the old-time writers are writing for. They are still writing for them. They are writing for the old-time expats that are in their 60’s and 70’s and that have little to do all day but read fiction books. I won’t be targeting this group, and I really hope Thailand gets a fresh bunch of expats in over the next few years so I have more readers.

Instead of talk about who I think absolutely sucks and who doesn’t – I’ll not say anything bad about anyone directly. Let it suffice to say that there is a new crop of writers in Thailand coming up, and I like about a handful of them. The plots are different. The main characters are different. Nobody is a detective. Nobody works on the police force. Nobody is a dumbass expat that comes to Thailand to dip himself into all the wet spots.

Do you want to volunteer any new up and coming writers that you really enjoy reading?

Death Spiral Book 2 – Jai Dee by James Boedeker

This is the 2nd book in the Death Spiral series, I liked this one even better than the first book. Will be reading book three here in a few days.
This is the 2nd book in the Death Spiral series, I liked this one even better than the first book. Will be reading book three here in a few days.

By James Boedeker
Published by Penumbra Publishing
Published: Nov. 28, 2012
Words: 59,740
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781938758065

Short description
An expatriate sniper assassin retired from the business, ends up in Bangkok, where he tries to redeem himself by protecting ‘working girls.’ Known as Jai Dee – Good Heart – he finds happiness with a former working girl until a killer invades the city. Now he must seek help from other expatriates to help him rid Bangkok of this terrible menace – but what will that task truly cost him?

This is the 2nd book in the Death Spiral series, James Boedeker. The first, Book 1, was mentioned here.

I enjoyed this book a lot, the dynamics between the main character and others is interesting, and damn funny if you ask me. I am looking forward to reading Jim’s third book here on my next visa run to Cambodia.

Buy BOOK 2 – here