A Fiction Thai Novel
A Fiction Thai Novel
Fiction Thai is a series of eight books blogs that I’ve read. It was written in haste but it’s a great read. The author, a woman by the name of Kyoung Suk Soon, has set it in Bangkok at an interesting time, the height of military rule. She switches from English to Thai in order to write a story that’s truly unique and an eye-opener. In addition, she gives us the exoticism of Thai women.
At first, in the second book, the story is set in the slums of Bangkok. We meet some interesting people including a middle-aged widow and a street vendor. Their lives are hardly the happy ones. They’re just as short on happiness as one can be without being short on life. They both have tragic origins, yet they find love and live again.
But by the end of the novel we start to see a more upbeat side of the story. It turns out that not all of them have such unhappy beginnings. There are some that are happy and successful and one or two have unfortunate circumstances. They’re not happy with what’s happened to them but they do not allow it to hold them back from pursuing their dreams. This is one reason why I found this story so captivating.
In fiction Thai, set in Bangkok, you get to read about how a simple accident transforms these people into something much larger than life should. It’s a novel that will keep you reading because each character’s journey is entertaining. I personally like stories that take twists and turns.
There were a couple of things I found irritating about this story. One thing, for example, where a character says “You can’t understand me” after being denied a cup of his favorite drink. It made me want to scream at him. Another thing, in the Thailand section, where one character is talking about rice. I found myself skipping ahead to the Thailand part. These things bothered me so I asked the author to fix these problems and he did.
Once I had read the second book in the series, Crown, I knew I would be done with the story. The story was very easy to follow and once the plotlines developed, I didn’t need to read any further. Crown was an excellent book about a simple accident and the transformation that it gave to one man.
When you read this type of story, you are usually left wanting for more. Crown ended with a bang, with several cliff hangers and a surprise. I’ll be honest and say that I was surprised by the quality of the story and cliff hangers. As a matter of fact, I was waiting for the next book, The Missing Secret, by Lee Child, to come out. I’m a bit partial to books about ordinary people who have extraordinary abilities.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. The illustrations are well done and add to the enjoyment. I liked the little character details that were given. Overall, this was a good book about an ordinary man who is capable of amazing feats.
In the first book, The Missing Secret, we are introduced to our main character, a Thai named Lim. At first he seems like just another person who loses his luggage in Thailand. However, as the story progresses, we learn that there is more to this man than meets the eye. He is missing a daughter whom he has never seen since birth. This leads him on a quest across Asia, trying to find her.
On his journey, he meets a number of interesting characters. We learn about the beliefs of some of the locals and how these beliefs are reflected in their everyday life. Some of the characters are quite unrealistic, but it is fun to read about. There are also some aspects of Thai culture that are interesting to learn about.
All in all, it is a story about a man who sets out on an incredible adventure. It is filled with action and mystery. The way the author has woven the various strands of the story is exceptional. The use of simple language is effective without being simplistic. Overall, the story is entertaining and will keep readers hooked until the end.
Overall, The Missing Secret is a fantastic novel. Although it is more of a non-fiction book about the Thai people, it is filled with excellent writing. It will appeal to people of any nationality and any age. If you enjoy reading books about travel and adventure, then The Missing Secret by Alex Berenson is definitely a must-read. I would highly recommend it to any avid reader.