As we enter the holiday season and 2018
looms, I've put my thought to an essay about empathy.
Given the time of years, a time when we look back as well
as forward, I thought it was appropriate to reflect on
how we might consider how we've changed intellectually
and emotionally this year. Empathy is an important part
of what a novel delvers. It is one reason I write the
novels I've written.
attached a PDF file about Vincent Calvino. I've reduced
the price of two of the popular titles to $2.99 for this
season. Many of you will already have read Missing in
Rangoon and The Marriage Tree but you likely know someone
on your gift list who hasn't. Why not let them start their
New Year with a book from a series that you've watched
develop over the last 25 years?
want to wish each of you a time of peace and joy, a time
with your friends and family, and a time to reflect about
increasing our caring about others might bring about something
we're missing: a sense of good will.
Calvino’s holiday gift
of the 24-hour news cycle and ceaselessly refreshing social
media timeline? Books offer not only a refuge but also
an adventure that will expand your world in depth beyond
the clicks, 800-word articles and 30-second video clips.
If you love losing yourself in the world of books, why
not share this world with your loved ones in this holiday
explore the world beyond the headlines, I’d like to suggest
two special titles: Missing in Rangoon and The
Marriage Tree. Part of the Vincent Calvino series,
these two books feature Burma or Myanmar, refugees and
ethnic minorities from the country, including the Rohingya.
in Rangoon is set in Burma after its reopening
to the outside world at the end of 50-year military dictatorship.
Calvino and Pratt find themselves in a Southeast Asia
Wild West, where even Pratt yields to temptation and falls
of the wagon and Calvino has an experience that will continue
to haunt him to this day.
Marriage Tree shows the impact of violence against
ethnic minorities in Burma has spilled over the border
into Thailand. There is plenty of action, local color
and characters who take you deep inside two cultures afflicted
with unresolved ethical and ethnic issues.
holiday price: $2.99 each or about 97 baht.* (Special
price for e-books only; ends 3rd January 2018.)
in Rangoon (#13)
Amazon review: “Christopher Moore comes through once again
as he follows Calvino and Pratt as they embark on their
initially unrelated reasons to visit the "new"
Rangoon. Soon enough Calvino's quest for a missing Thai
musician and Pratt's investigation of meth-smuggling into
Thailand become one and the same. A wonderfully cynical
exploration of human greed and frailties thathas resonance
far beyond SE Asia.”
Marriage Tree (#14)
5-Star Amazon review: “Christopher G. Moore's novels are
intimate… His writing reflects the very reason that Thailand
is on the top of the world's travel destinations -- and
-- I truly believe there is a worldly prescience in his
plots. He is obviously very, very observant on local,
global, and existential levels.”