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The Corruptionist
Kevin Cummings’s 2nd December review

 

Loved "The Corruptionist". Has all the characters we have gotten to know, including Bangkok and the icy urinal at Lonesome Hawk. Nice homage to George in the beginning as new characters were developed. Perfect.

Takes a farang to places he would like to go, but hopefully has the good sense to avoid (unless the basement ...of... his brain overrides logic), like protests at government house and educates to the point of uncomfortableness re the real life 2003-2004 war on drugs.

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Posted: 12/2/2009 2:26:35 AM 

 

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY CHRIS COLES
11TH -30TH DECEMBER 2009
AT THE OPENING OF THIS EXHIBITION on 11th December 18.30 hrs
CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE WILL LAUNCH AND SIGN HIS NEW BOOKS

“THE CORRUPTIONIST’ AND “THE VINCENT CALVINO READER’S GUIDE’

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Posted: 12/1/2009 4:10:33 AM 

 

On Thanksgiving Day I had an accident. No one was hurt. No real damage done. It happened this way. I was at the Texas Lone Star Bar in Washington Square signing copies of The Vincent Calvino Reader’s Guide and The Corruptionist. The Guide is a small book–same size as a Lonely Planet phrase book. Fits snuggly like a pack of cigarettes into a shirt pocket.

   

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Posted: 11/27/2009 5:29:52 AM 

 

Starting from 1.30 p.m. on Thursday 26th November 2009, I will be signing copies of The Corruptionist and The Vincent Calvino Reader’s Guide at the Texxas Lonestar Bar, Washington Square, Bangkok Thailand.
(Note to Readers: Texxas is spelled with double xx. It’s on the front of the building and no one has ever climbed up or if they have, never lived to tell about it, in order to remove the extra x.)

   

There will be free Thanksgiving Dinner as well.

Come early. The Lonestar is expecting a full house.

Free food never gets any cheaper.

If you are in Bangkok, please stop in and say hello.
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Posted: 11/25/2009 5:04:39 AM 

 

Something fundamental is changing in the hive mind. The thousands of human hives have been subject to globalization. These cultural, language and faith colonies are interconnected in ways unimaginable a hundred years ago.

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Posted: 11/20/2009 12:00:03 AM 

 

On Saturday 14th November, the Toronto Globe and Mail, crime fiction reviewer Margaret Cannon wrote:

*PAYING BACK JACK* By Christopher Moore, Grove Press, 352 pages, $24.95 This terrific series - nine books and counting - is better known in Europe than Canada, and it's about time everyone discovered Bangkok PI Vincent Calvino. Paying Jack Back is the best Calvino yet. This time out, he is hired to follow the mistress of a highly placed Thai politician. His client is a rich and shady U.S. businessman, obsessed by his son's unsolved murder. He's convinced that his lady will lead them to a killer but, as Calvino soon learns, this is no ordinary watch-and-report. There are many wheels within wheels turning in this excellent thriller.

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Posted: 11/17/2009 2:46:36 AM 

 

Most writers receive fan mail. It various from week to week as to the number of emails I receive. I always try to reply to a reader. It is not an easy thing to write an author. Someone who makes that effort deserves to hear back.

 

People write for any number of reasons. Ever so often a writer receives an email from a reader that reminds him of that some good can from writing a book. To instill the love of reading has to be one of the best rewards any author can earn.

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Posted: 11/16/2009 3:22:41 AM 

 

About once a week I receive an email, which ask, “I’ve written a book. Now how do I get it published.”

 

The simple answer is: You need an agent if you want to get published. Make that a literary agent.

 

But how do I get an agent? Isn’t that difficult.

 

If you have written a great book, it isn’t that difficult.

 

But don’t you have to be established or famous or have a platform to get an agent?

 

No.

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Posted: 11/12/2009 10:13:38 PM 

 

Matt’s latest blog titled Jerusalem’s a zoo got me thinking about what a great metaphor a zoo becomes when one examines the animal being watched and the animal watching. In The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkin talks about the concept of “Flight Distance.” It is a well-known concept for those who study animal behavior in the wild. Flight distance measures the distance, say a wolf would allow a human being to approach before taking flight. Compared to feral dogs the wolf takes off at a much farther distance. And a domestic dog rather than taking flight might wag its tail and lick your hand.

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Posted: 11/12/2009 10:13:31 PM 

 

Christopher G. Moore calls his P.I. protagonist, Vincent Calvino, "a cultural detective. He sifts through the evidence in a way that makes sense of the location and people living in Southeast Asia."

Over at Detectives without Borders, Peter Rozovsky discusses Paying Back Jack.
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Posted: 11/12/2009 4:28:17 AM 

 

The availability of my earlier novels has been a problem for many years. The new technology has come to the rescue. The new format is called an ebook. The best known provider of ebook downloads is Amazon’s Kindle reader. My Calvino novels published by Grove/Atlantic in New York are on Kindle.

 

The Land of Smiles trilogy was published in the early 1990s in Thailand. A Killing Smile, A Bewitching Smile and A Haunting Smile are set during one of the most chaotic times in recent Thai history. All of the books remain in print. Alas, they have not been widely available outside of Thailand.

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Posted: 11/5/2009 12:24:18 AM 

 

It doesn’t happen often but when it does there the effect has the same disorientation as cultural shock. I am talking about the twisted mental state that comes from crossing an international date line. Last Monday I left Cooper Square Street at 6.30 p.m., walked across the street and caught a taxi to Centre Street. The fare for that short trip was with tip $8 or about the same it cost for the 27K journey from my condo in Bangkok to the airport. But that is another matter. The EVA shuttle picked me up at 7.00 for Newark Airport. The flight departed on time at 11.00 p.m. and I caught some sleep on the seven hour flight to Anchorage. After topping up the fuel tank and crew change we were off two hours later. It was 12 hours flight time to Taipei. Another two hours on the ground for the final three-hour plus flight into Bangkok.

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Posted: 10/30/2009 5:22:08 AM 

 

On Monday I am off to New York City where the 10th novel in my Vincent Calvino series will be launched on 6th October. Also while in the United States, I’ll attend Bouchercon in Indianapolis. I will participate on a panel “Murder at the Edge of the Map” moderated by Leighton Gage and including Tamar Myers, Yrsa Siguroardottir, and Michael Stanley...

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Posted: 10/2/2009 5:03:24 AM 

 

You can buy a copy of Enemies of Memory in the UK. Details below.


Christopher G Moore Enemies of memory: A novel       
Despatched from the UK by fully insured mail within 48 hours.
Money back guarantee. [Publisher: White Lotus]
[Bookseller: amazon.co.uk] Buy From:     amazon.co.uk - $ 7,124

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Posted: 9/29/2009 5:17:57 AM 

 

Grove Press has already released the hardback American edition of Paying Back Jack to amazon. This is the 10th novel in the Vincent Calvino series.

 

Here’s the summary:

 

A retired general had a deadbeat tenant. Calvino is hired and though he recovers the money, the tenant is filled with the bitterness that only blood can wash away. But this is only the beginning of the bad blood. Rick Casey, an American, is after justice for the man who murdered his son in Thailand. Casey hires Calvino to follow Somporn’s minor wife. He is the allegedly mastermind the murder but he’s untouchable as an influential businessman, running for public office. As a Thai election approaches, Calvino’s investigation draws him into a murky world of private contractors, UN officials, and local politics. Calvino’s on a collision course with a professional team whose goal is to reduce a cosmic debt owed to a dead man named Jack.

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Posted: 9/22/2009 10:45:46 PM 

 

I always thought at trophy shouldn’t be used in a sentence that didn’t include bowling shoes. I was wrong. I just read an article where trophy was used in the same sentence as Asian women. That should make it toxic for any white male author, especially one living in Thailand and married to an Asian woman, and ingesting something toxic, as we are told by our mothers will turn you green, throw up, and guarantee a trip to the emergency ward.

Never mind that we soon enough unlearn our lessons of childhood. Asian men and women, on the other hand, never forget what their mother taught them. They stay far away from anything that remotely might cause a loss of face. If that happens, well, just go to the end of this rant and you’ll get and idea of what happens. Back to the main point: the question is really why marrying a Western man doesn’t cause the Asian bride and her family’s face to be shattered like a mirror hit with a hammer?

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Posted: 9/17/2009 10:30:33 PM 

 

Below is an article that presents a case that American celebrities are acquiring Asian trophy wives. It all started with Woody Allen.

 

“Call it the Woody Allen Effect. When the venerable director scandalously left Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter, South Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn — 35 years his junior — he may as well have sent out a press release: Asian-girl fantasy trumps that of Hollywood royalty!

Not two years after they tied the knot, media baron Rupert Murdoch walked down the aisle with fresh-faced Wendi Deng — 17 days after finalizing his divorce from his second wife. Then, CBS head Leslie Moonves wed TV news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age third wife Alice Kim; billionaire George Soros coupled up with violinist Jennifer Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen. Add the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to fourth wife Angela Chao and the pending vows between venture capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, and we've got a curious cultural ripple.”

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Posted: 9/14/2009 5:00:15 AM 

 


Toward the end of 2009 Heaven Lake Press will release a little book titled: The Vincent Calvino Reader’s Guide. It will contain all of the Calvino laws from the 11 books in the series, along with a couple of prefaces, essays, and interview about the Calvino series and a summary of all the books.

It will be about the same size as a Lonely Planet Thai language pocket book. Something that fits into the palm of your hand though you won’t be able to make phone calls or Google on it.

 

Below is the from cover art is from one of Chris Coles’s noir paintings. This one is titled One Night in Bankgkok. ...
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Posted: 9/11/2009 5:24:15 AM 

 

When you feel cheerful and happy in your life then you feel boek baan jai. ?????????

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Posted: 9/10/2009 4:49:16 AM 

 

09.09 a.m.
Bangkok

For the past five days as I walked down the corridor to my study (which is located on a different floor of my living condo unit) I noticed something on the tiled floor—a silver-colored number 9 as fragile and tiny as a small bird. “9” had fallen off a neighboring office door, leaving an empty space between the numbers 3 and 8. Each day I looked for the 9 on the floor and each day it remained untouched in the same place.

Today is the 9th of September. I’ll get to the significance of that number in a moment.

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Posted: 9/8/2009 11:08:11 PM 

 

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