Thailand in Perspective: History and Culture -, Volume 3

If you are a serious traveller, considering driving through or thinking about living in Thailand you need to read James King’s THAILAND DIARIES including ‘Thailand in perspective’.
Written with insight and humour the author pulls no punches and presents Thailand exactly as seen through his eyes after experiencing spells living in the North, South and North-East since 2008. Although this is not a travel book in the accepted sense it can easily be categorised as such. It is more a critical memoir of the author’s observations of the peoples and culture of Thailand; a Country, monopolised by superstition, ancient cultural values and old religious beliefs, struggling to come to terms with modernity and the 21st century; people who have, as yet, travelled little.
The author presents his views objectively although, in setting out the ‘pros and cons’ of life in and the mysteries of Thailand, some of his arguments may be viewed as polemic, which he says ‘was absolutely intentional’. He believes there should be, and usually is, a balance to be found in every society and that most cultures and religions may have syncretic elements to their beliefs, to a greater or lesser degree. He believes we are all ostensibly the same if we look behind the mask.

We hope you’ll be kind enough to post a review.

Read more

Reviews

Loading...

Additional Information

Published on
Mar 2, 2017
Read more
Pages
144
Read more
ISBN
9781508058397
Read more
Features
Read more
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Travel / Asia / Southeast
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
James King
'Jungle' Jim Regent is destined to protect the tribes of deepest, darkest Borneo from the sinister schemes of a terrifying other-dimensional army called the Tribe of Shadows. In this hilarious modern spin on the timeless werewolf myth, young ice-hockey star, 'Jungle' Jim Regent, travels to Borneo looking for lost love and adventure, getting more than he bargained for after he is cursed by a tribe of mysterious Iban Headhunters. Because now, whenever the moon turns orange, Jim's body convulses and he transforms turning into an 8 foot-tall talking orangutan. He's not a werewolf, he's a werangutan. He's not a monster, but the Protector of Borneo – and the world beyond... The cursed Jim now finds himself living the double life of a superhero as he battles the forces of the Shadow Emperor, an evil overlord who has been dragged into our universe by the reckless Dark Matter experiments of the mad scientist Doctor Gila. These diabolical villains command their army of Dark Matter Shadows from the ruins of a top-secret US government laboratory buried deep beneath the mighty Mount Kinabalu. But Jim is not alone in his battle against the darkness. Fighting alongside him is an oddball group of friends and colleagues: Rufus McFly, a young academic whose expert knowledge of ancient civilisations is invaluable to Jim; Ruthie Moo, a beautiful and resourceful British Secret Agent and Jim's college sweetheart; Sengalang, the ancient shaman of the Iban Headhunters; Wira, a highly intelligent baby orangutan fully trained in espionage; and a team of specially trained monkeys! Together they are thrown head long into the darkest depths of the Borneo rainforest to shed some light on the mysterious Shadows of Kinabalu. From their ramshackle base within The Moody Cow, Ruthie’s bar in the 'floating village' of Kampong Ayer, this band of unlikely heroes must survive a crazy, colourful, ancient, dangerous world, where nothing is what it seems and everything, from the other-dimensional bad guys to the creepy crawlies are out to get you... Just when you thought it was safe to enter the jungle... the world got a whole lot darker...
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.