Fiction Thai Book Review – A Book Review of the First Novel of the Project
Fiction Thai is a recent television programme, which has taken the whole country by storm. Every time I see the TV, I can’t but help watching it. There must be something behind it because it has become so popular in such a short space of time. Let me tell you what I think of it and how it has changed the way that Thailand is viewed.
The story is about a young woman called Nang Yai, who arrives in Bangkok as an adult. She has no money and no job, so she uses the last of her savings to start a story. She moves into a small flat and starts to live there by herself. It is here that she realises that she has ‘claimed her own life’. That she is somebody who can change the world.
She embarks on a journey to find out who she really is, where her destiny lies and what her role in life is. The series depicts Nang Yai’s life in many amazing episodes. It shows her from her early days as a child in the street, where she bullies the locals, to her short lived relationship with a Chinese drug lord who changes her very life.
The thing I like about the story is that it shows us what can happen if we follow our own dreams. If we believe in ourselves and our abilities then we can do anything. But the interesting thing is that it also shows us the many obstacles that we face in life. We have to be prepared for them before we can actually face them and make a difference.
It does this using some modern Thai Language that is extremely funny to listen to. The story is delivered in broken English. It translates into real life situations and this is what makes it even more fun. Nang Yai struggles to understand her circumstances and comes to the conclusion that perhaps she is a witch. This is because she is from a rural background and most people in Thailand are illiterate.
The best part is when Nang is visited by the good Lord. She instantly falls in love with him but he tells her not to fall in love with him. He then gets his son into trouble by taking him to work with the mafia. Nang then decides to help the boy out until the right time to reveal her secret identity.
Overall, the story is told in a dream like way. That is what makes it so different from all the other Thai novels out there. There is nothing forced in it, no acting. All you are doing is following your characters’ actions. It is truly an amazing story and I would definitely recommend it to any readers who have not read it before.
A final thought about this story: The story is about two normal looking girls who are in real trouble. There is no fantasy here, just realistic Thai action. If you are looking for a good book that will make you think, Nang Yai by Sukothai Manaprakak is the right choice for you. It is a fast-paced fiction that will keep you hooked until the end.
This is only the first of three stories in this series. The remaining two are set in the same location, in the same time, and follow the same characters. You can see where they are going and what they will encounter along the way. You are also left hanging with the question, who is Nang Yai? Find out next time on Moon Road!
This is just a teaser, but I hope you got a nice idea of what this book has to offer. The story is captivating and the plot is very complex. The author covers a lot of ground in just a short period of time. The writing style is smooth and flowing. The characters are very well developed, making it very easy to lose yourself in the story. The plot twists and turns are also very well executed and logical, giving you a very satisfying read.
Nang Yai, a thirty-two-year-old drug dealer, is on the brink of getting out of jail. But when his cousin decides to arrange for his release using forged papers, Nang must use all of his skills and wits to catch the person. This book is a fun, fast paced story about a man on the brink of success. It also shows the lengths people will go to in order to benefit from another’s misfortunes. If you enjoy action, mystery, and good storytelling, then this is a must read book.