READ ´ Bangkok Babylon The Real Life Exploits Of Bangkok's Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than Words


REVIEW Bangkok Babylon The Real Life Exploits Of Bangkok's Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than Words

READ ´ Bangkok Babylon The Real Life Exploits Of Bangkok's Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than Words Ï In the colorful tradition of Orwell and Hemingway Maugham and Theroux Jerry Hopkins recalls his first decade as a Bangkok expatriate by profiling twenty five oBargirls for Playboy an Oscar winning screenwriter who moved there to die a Catholic priest who has lived and worked in the Bangkok slums for 35 years a circus dwarf turned computer programmer turned restaurateur three Vietnam war helicopter pilots who opened a go go bar a pianist at one of the world's best hotels who ended up. This book is a collection of stories that the author has picked out from individuals he has met and befriended during his time in Bangkok The stories are interesting to read because most of the people he writes about are from America who have come to Thailand or Bangkok to get away from all the values and upbringings of the USA for a lifestyle of seclusion and ease The night life consists of drinking in bars and leaving with a either a new or same prostitute The prostitution industry is big there and drives most of the businesses as is interesting to learn about Most bar owners also have a Mama who is hired to manage the girls and part of the bar itself The cover is a good depiction of life there because its all about drinking and women The women are beautiful and plentiful For the most who end up there many are trying to get away and hide from a past life and some are just looking for adventure If you want to read about interesting and exciting lives then this is the book to pick up Enjoy

Bangkok Babylon The Real Life Exploits Of Bangkok's Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than WordsBargirls for Playboy an Oscar winning screenwriter who moved there to die a Catholic priest who has lived and worked in the Bangkok slums for 35 years a circus dwarf turned computer programmer turned restaurateur three Vietnam war helicopter pilots who opened a go go bar a pianist at one of the world's best hotels who ended up. This book is a collection of stories that the author has picked out from individuals he has met and befriended during his time in Bangkok The stories are interesting to read because most of the people he writes about are from America who have come to Thailand or Bangkok to get away from all the values and upbringings of the USA for a lifestyle of seclusion and ease The night life consists of drinking in bars and leaving with a either a new or same prostitute The prostitution industry is big there and drives most of the businesses as is interesting to learn about Most bar owners also have a Mama who is hired to manage the girls and part of the bar itself The cover is a good depiction of life there because its all about drinking and women The women are beautiful and plentiful For the most who end up there many are trying to get away and hide from a past life and some are just looking for adventure If you want to read about interesting and exciting lives then this is the book to pick up Enjoy

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Bangkok Babylon The Real Life Exploits Of Bangkok's Legendary Expatriates Are Often Stranger Than Words ¹ In the colorful tradition of Orwell and Hemingway Maugham and Theroux Jerry Hopkins recalls his first decade as a Bangkok expatriate by profiling twenty five of the city's most unforgettable charactersAmong them are the man thought to be the model for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now an advertising executive who photographs Thai. Some profiles are fascinating some are downright dull I guess the writers voice isn’t spicy enough to capture your attention throughout the entire book My best profile Jumbo Shrimp FREE READ × REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD.CO.UK ´ Jerry Hopkins

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Jerry Hopkins ´ 1 READ On the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list a gem dealer who smuggles antiuities from Burma and Cambodia a detective who tracks runaways who fake their deaths and a documentary filmmaker who lives with elephants All of them escaped to Thailand to re invent themselves and live out their fantasies in one of the world's most notorious citie. This book was let's just say I can absolutely see it as a gritty set of vignettes directed by Guy Ritchie Thailand in and of itself is an insane ride Anyone who's spent any meaningful time in Bangkok knows what an acid trip that place can be But the antics in this short snappy read were hilarious disturbing and probably totally real I think it'll be a tough read for someone unfamiliar with Southeast Asia It reuires a certain field knowledge to really get but it's a definite recommend