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I have been in a conversation with author Jonathan Hayes on Facebook and others have joined our discussion about filters in book publishing and what they may look like in the future.

Ebooks and epublishing has many people talking about leveling the playing field. The adult equivalent of “No Child Left Behind” idea that allows everyone to become an author. To start with first principles, in Canada and America people have a history of "democratization of expression.” There has been censorship in the past but in reality people today can pretty write whatever they want.

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Posted: 5/31/2010 6:26:32 AM 

 

A good cover attracts people to a book. Cover art has a new life in the digital world where so much of the cutting edge in publishing is happening.

Ebooks are greatest game changer in publishing to have happened in the past several years. Physical bookstores are slowly being replaced in the digital world of booksellers. These books are made from paper. They are electronic. They are called ebooks. By now most people will have heard about Kindle, iphone, ipad, Nook, Sony and other readers that allow readers to download books and read them from a computer or smart phone. Millions of people have bought one of these devices and have downloaded books on them. Kindle is the clear winning horse so far in this race.

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Posted: 5/26/2010 11:08:26 PM 

 

One feature of the current climate in Thailand is that rather than trying to see another side’s point of view, people seeking such an examination are shouted down. The heightened state of emotion translates as either you are on one side or the other. If you try to seek nuance you may be attacked as being pro-government or pro-red, depending on what incident, statement, rumour, or policy you choose to examine.

This is a difficult time for free speech. The only speech recognized as ‘free’ is that speech which supports the side of the argument. The reality is that free speech means you dig into the facts and circumstances and try to keep the emotions out of that search. Perhaps what has happened is so close, raw, and open that even though fires are out, the anger, hatred and outrage continue to burn.

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Posted: 5/25/2010 6:33:44 AM 

 


Bangkok Rama IV Road 15 May 2010


Introspection is a valuable asset in the governed as well as in those who govern them. Introspection along with consensus is a good definition of how the engines of democracy work. But in 2010 introspection and consensus are threatened with extinction and this is happening just before the public conversation that needs to be had if people are going to move on. Otherwise we will risk being permanently stranded in the dead zone between existential nihilism and sophism with no peaceful exit.

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Posted: 5/24/2010 3:21:17 AM 

 


For the last week I’ve lived near one of the front line areas in the conflict between the Government/Military and the Red Shirted protesters. On 15th, 16th and 17th May I walked along Rama IV, filming and talking with Red shirt supporters, protesters, onlookers. It was a mixed bag of people of varying degrees of commitment to the Red cause—whatever that might be—as the policies and principles appear to be fractured among a number of factions. There are those wishing to reinstall Thaksin as prime minister. Others are bound by a larger social justice and equality movement.

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Posted: 5/21/2010 2:20:42 AM 

 

On Monday 17th May I returned to film and interview people who’d gathered in and along Rama IV Road and the Expressway area. By the third day of fighting, it was less frightening being on the street. It is strange how we adapt to what is a dangerous, uncertain environment. The first thing people learn is to distinguish the sound of firecrackers and from the sound of bullets coming from shotguns, M16s, M79s and AK47s weapons. These weapons as well as the firecrackers were used at some stage in during the street conflict. I didn’t see any war weapons on the 17th May. That doesn’t mean they Red side wasn’t armed. It means I personally didn’t see them.

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Posted: 5/20/2010 12:00:16 AM 

 

I am writing this 15 minutes before the curfew starts on Wednesday 19 May 2010. This morning I awoke to gunfire. The crack of an M16, and if you know that sound, then you understand this isn’t the way to start your day. This is the fourth day I have gone to sleep with the sound of gunfire in the background and woken up to the same sound.

 

It has been a long day. The phone never stopped; neither did emails from readers around the world. For their support and thoughts I am grateful. I appreciate your concern for my safety.

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Posted: 5/19/2010 9:46:01 AM 

 

The SET was torched by demonstrators in the late afternoon. After 30 minutes fire trucks (3 in number) came screaming down Asoke. Demonstrators met them with stones. They retreated. A few minutes later the sizeable crowd started to run as rumours of the army circulated.

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Posted: 5/19/2010 6:05:25 AM 

 

Dispatch from Sukhumvit Road.

 

I returned moments ago from the intersection at Asoke and Sukhumvit Road.

Tires burnt in the middle of the lanes carrying traffic toward Klong Toey. Those lanes are blocked with debris and burning tires.

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Posted: 5/19/2010 4:13:06 AM 

 

I shot this video on Saturday on Rama IV.

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Posted: 5/19/2010 3:10:39 AM 

 

By Sunday the amount of small arm fire on Rama IV had increased from the day before. The scene was similar to Saturday. Groups of people who had gathered inside shophouse doorways, along the road for about one kilometer, and the hardcore group of Red shirted protesters who manned the barricades and kept the tyres rolling toward the front line.


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Posted: 5/19/2010 1:13:05 AM 

 

On 15th, 16th, and 17th May for around one and half hours I filmed and interviewed people who had gathered along Rama IV Road from the Rachadapiesek or Klong Toey intersection to Soi Ngam Dupli. As the authorities tightened the noose around Rachadaprasong, a second front opened along Rama IV, including a makeshift stage and speakers, microphones, and sound system.

I am not a professional photographer. Indeed I am not even a very good amateur photographer. What I’ve tried to do is capture the mood of people who have gathered around one of the main sites where Reds and the Security Forces have clashed. People in the outside world can glimpse for themselves some of the faces in the crowd—in other words what do the people on the scene look like—and the chaos surrounding the street barricades. Each day a community of onlookers have gathered drawn by the spectacle of violence, fire, and explosions.

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Posted: 5/18/2010 8:13:30 AM 

 

As you know Bangkok is under fire and on fire. I am posting on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/ChristopherGeorgeMoore?ref=profile#!/ChristopherGeorgeMoore?v=wall&ref=profile
And also on Twitter: bangkokwriter00
Though with all the traffic is sometimes difficult to get on to Twitter.
I've been at Rama IV and Expressway and have a fair amount of video and still footage from Saturday and Sunday. Will try and get some of it up once my IT person comes in. Sound of explosions from the direction of Rama IV as I write this.
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Posted: 5/17/2010 5:34:48 AM 

 

Tourists checking into a five-star Bangkok hotel or dining at an upscale restaurant will no doubt recall the pleasure of receiving a traditional wai from the owner, headwaiter, serving staff. Pleasure is the key experience, the pleasure of being recognized, being special, being noticed—and all of it unearned. Such deference is the ultimate free lunch. This is ‘deference lite’, the tourist edition. It is part of the hospitality package like the complimentary arrival drink and fruit basket that keeps tourists returning to Thailand.

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Posted: 5/13/2010 10:45:40 PM 

 

I’ve finished the 12th novel in the Vincent Calvino series—9 Gold Bullets—and have been reflecting over the course of this series, how I have developed not only the character of the private eye but the villains who seep into each story. The contemplation has caused me to reflect on how a novelist goes about selecting, describing and using villains.

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Posted: 5/7/2010 3:58:05 AM 

 

2010 is that year in Thailand.

 

There is a Thai expression which goes like this: ???????? /mik-ka-san-yee.

This is a way of recalling a time of chaos and unrest. Life turns upside down, the world spins out of control, and emotions are running high. Uncertainty and danger are dance partners crossing the floor in front of our eyes.

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Posted: 4/30/2010 5:19:10 AM 

 

It has been said that the novel is the perfect form to reflect the modern individual’s experience of the world. His take on the interior social, psychological world. In other words, the quality of a novel correlates with the ability of the story, characters, and plot to hold a mirror to the world of full emotional and intellectual experience. If the mirror distorts or warps the experience, the reader may be confused, angry or bored.

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Posted: 4/30/2010 4:35:42 AM 

 

A great review for the Grove edition of Asia Hand (July 2010) from Booklist: "Fans of this long-running series will completely enjoy this novel, and it should also be highly recommended to readers of hard-boiled detective fiction, including series set in Bangkok as well as the classic American tough-guy authors (...Raymond Chandler or, more recently, Robert B. Parker)."
—David Pitt, Booklist
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Posted: 4/28/2010 11:47:46 PM 

 

You can download a copy of my novel Tokyo Joe
from kindle for .99cents. That is for readers with a USA account; those outside the USA pay a surcharge of $2.00 for all kindle books.

http://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-Joe-ebook/dp/B0033AH7PU/ref=sr_1_2_oe_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272004989&sr=1-2
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Posted: 4/23/2010 3:07:43 AM 

 

In a recent interview I was asked how I became a literary legend in Asia.
Below is my reply

Christopher G. Moore
Bio sketch into the making of a writer

I was a 13-years-old newspaper boy on my route one early morning when a freak snowstorm hit. A car stopped and a small Asian man rolled down the window and asked me if I’d like a ride. At least I think that is what he asked me that morning; I remember that he spoke what sounded like a foreign language. He swung open the car door. It was cold and snowing. I got in. He gave me a cup of hot chocolate to drink. Next thing I woke up in San Francisco. Everything I had was on me that morning. I had lost my small nest egg.

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Posted: 4/22/2010 11:39:40 PM 

 

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