The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Pages 257 The Cambodian Book of the Dead Book ¿ Tom Vater
  • The Cambodian Book of the Dead
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  • 257
  • Tom Vater
  • English
  • 07 June 2018
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About the Author: Tom Vater

Pages 257 The Cambodian Book of the Dead Book ¿ Tom Vater Tom Vater is a writer and publisher working predominantly in Asia He is the co owner of Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based English language crime fiction imprint.Tom has published three novels, The Devil s Road to Kathmandu, currently available in English and Spanish, The Cambodian Book of the Dead, released by Crime Wave Press in Asia and world wide in July 1013 by Exhibit A as well as a follow up, The Man with the Golden Mind, out with Exhibit A in March 2014.Tom has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The South China Morning Post, Marie Claire, Geographical, Penthouse and other publications.He has published several non fiction books, including the highly acclaimed Sacred Skin with photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, and therecent Burmese Light with photographer Hans Kemp.Tom is the co author of several documentary screenplays, most notably The Most Secret Place On Earth, a feature on the CIA s covert war in 1960s Laos.In his spare time, he plays in Rock nRoll bands and reads Noir fiction You can follow him on his Facebook page or on Twitter.


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STORY Haunting is the best word I can think of to describe The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead This is a modern day thriller interwoven with both the history and culture of Cambodia and war years of the Khmer Rouge Knowing little about this culture I looked forward to reading this book.
Basically, without giving anything away, the story revolves around Maier, a former war corres DISCLAIMER I was given a free copy of this download for review purposes This did not change my review or rating at all.
STORY Haunting is the best word I can think of to describe The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead This is a modern day thriller interwoven with both the history and cult As a non native speaker myself, I find authors that write in English when this is not their mother tongue fascinating I d like to think I m pretty fluent in English, but I still find myself stumbling for words sometimes, especially when writing because metaphors and sayings are often hard to translate you have to know the equivalent in English, which might not even resemble the saying in Dutch So to think of not only writing a book, but writing it in your second language, is something that fl As a non native speaker myself, I find authors that write in English when this is not their mother tongue fascinating I d like to think I m pretty fluent in English, but I still find myself stumbling for words sometimes, especially when writing because metaphors and sayings are often hard to translate you have to know the equivalent in English, w I received an eBook copy of this title from the author for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for the review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility I adore a good mystery, always have Add in sharp detail that feels like feet on the ground research and it becomes a near perfect setting for me Being acquainted with several people who are either Cambodian or were in refugee camps as a result of either the Vietnam War or the Khmer Rouge, and having my own visions of the bea I received an eBook copy of this title from the author for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for the review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility I adore a good mystery, always have Add in sharp detail that feels like feet on the ground research and it becomes a near perfect setting for me Being acquainted with sev ☆ The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead ☆ This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book The Cambodian Book of the Dead is about a war correspondent who becomes a detective and is sent to Cambodia to chase down the heir of a coffee business who has opened a dive shop there I didn t enjoy this book The Cambodian Book of the Dead much The first half was a bit slow and then the second half where he is asked to write memoirs for the old German seemed a bit of a stretch for me There was a lot of action towards the end but I was not entirely convinced by it.
I really enjoyed how the story moved forward with all its sub plots and how the author made sure to tie off all loose ends Speaking of ends I became so emotionally attached to the characters I couldn t say goodbye in the end Mikhail was my favorite character for sure, sorry Maier I ve been meaning to read The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead Tom Vator s debut novel, The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead for a while now I m glad I finally got around to doing the task, because it s one hell of a ride Amusing, horrifying, at times frustrating, always perceptive.
The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead is not for everyone I was probably predisposed to the book The Cambodian Book of the Dead before I d read The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead the first page, because of my fondness for crime fiction set in Asia generally and Cambodia in particular, a country I ve spent a lot of time in and th I ve been meaning to read The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead Tom Vator s debut novel, The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead for a while now I m glad I finally got around to doing the task, because it s one hell of a ride Amusing, horrifying, at times frustrating, always perceptive.
The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead is not for everyone I was probably predisposed to the book The Cambodian Book of the Dead before I d Explosive and evocative, THE CAMBODIAN book The Cambodian Book of the Dead OF DEAD is a deceptive piece of fiction which at once envelopes the reader in a distinct time and place while enabling a birds eye view of themacabre side of human nature Herein lies a multi faceted plot which threads are as deadly as the characters they follow From unassuming barmen, Cambodian goddesses, journalists, to the Khmer Rouge author Tom Vater instills a sense of murder lurking at every turn for Detective Maier as he undertakes a ca Explosive and evocative, THE CAMBODIAN book The Cambodian Book of the Dead OF DEAD is a deceptive piece of fiction which at once envelopes the reader in a distinct time and place while enabling a birds eye view of themacabre side of human nature Herein lies a multi faceted plot which threads are as dead country re emerges from a half century of war, genocide, famine and cultural collapseGerman Detective Maier travels to Phnom Penh, the Asian kingdom s ramshackle capital to find the heir to a Hamburg coffee empireAs soon as the private eye and former war reporter arrives in Cambodia, his search for the young coffee magnate leads into the darkest corners of the country s history A beautiful, scarred woman with a mythical and frightening past, a Khmer Rouge book The Cambodian Book of the Dead è The Cambodian book The Cambodian Book of the Dead of the Dead è Tom Vater general, an ex pat gangster, an old flame, a man eating shark and a gang of teenage girl assassins lead the detective back in time, through the communist revolution to the White Spider, a Nazi war criminal who hides amongst the detritus of another nation s collapse and reigns over an ancient Khmer temple deep in the jungles of CambodiaMaier, captured and imprisoned, is forced into the worst job of his life he is to write the biography of the White Spider, a tale of mass murder that reaches from the Cambodian Killing Fields back to Europe s concentration camps or die Having been to Cambodia myself, I really wanted to enjoy this book The Cambodian Book of the Dead The first chapter was great and I was confident that I was in for a great ride Unfortunately, it ended there There is the makings of a very good story here but it readslike a bad tour guide than a novel The author seems intent on getting across just how much he knows about Cambodia and it s history at the the expense of the story.
The dialogue all felt wrong there were no contractions in the main characters speech and Having been to Cambodia myself, I really wanted to enjoy this book The Cambodian Book of the Dead The first chapter was great and I was confident that I was in for a great ride Unfortunately, it ended there There is the makings of a very good story here but it readslike a bad tour guide than a novel The author seems intent on getting across just how much he knows about Cambodia and it s history at the the expense of the stor

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