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Novels about / set in Thailand

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PeggyGuggenheim Tue 02-Jul-13 23:43:04

This is a last-minute brain wave for a birthday present for a dear friend of mine. She is planning a once in a lifetime trip to Thailand later in the year. I'm really struggling to think of something and it's her birthday on Thursday! Any ideas for books evocative / informative etc. She's a keen reader. Thank you !!

MarjorieAntrobus Wed 03-Jul-13 00:30:31

I liked Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski, a first novel set in Thailand and told through the voice of a fictional anthropologist. This is the author's website here and this is the Amazon link here.

tripfiction Wed 03-Jul-13 08:41:59

Hi PeggyGuggenheim

Fieldwork is a great read. Definitely.

I have over 50 titles set across Thailand - the link is here:

Thai Girl is reasonably interesting, a light read about a couple backpacking across the islands and gives a bit of insight into life there

Most books by Jake Needham, Christopher G Moore and John Burdett are set there.

if you want to be location specific then these are titles for the Koh Phi Phi area:
Phuket - 3 novels
Bangkok -

hope that gets you started!

schmalex Wed 03-Jul-13 15:48:50

How about The Beach by Alex Garland?

TerribleTantrums Wed 03-Jul-13 15:54:42

Colin Cotterill books are crime/mystery books set in Thailand. The Jimm Juree series features a female journalist who has moved with her family from Bangkok to a small, run-down hotel in a remote area. I really enjoy them, but they are a light read rather than a serious one.

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 03-Jul-13 17:36:54

That's a great website trip fiction. Nice idea.

I was going to say the beach.

If friend likes erotic fiction (!) tabitha flyte's the hottest place is set in Thailand.

bassetfeet Tue 09-Jul-13 22:55:49

recommended this if she likes crime fiction. Set in Bangkok.

valiumredhead Thu 18-Jul-13 22:21:43

The Beach is a great read.

MerlinFromCamelot Sun 21-Jul-13 15:07:18

Everyone burns by John Dolan. Read a sample on kindle & put it on my list.

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