A Look at Fiction Thai
Stories of Thai folktales can be found nearly everywhere. From movies to books, from plays to television shows, from cartoons to the news, in almost any medium you can think of, a Thai story can be found there somewhere. The country itself is so large that its stories have been told and retold thousands of times before. That means you know if a particular story has been told before, you’re already on your way. A new story however can only grow in popularity and it will soon be hard to find someone who hasn’t heard of it or at least heard of the more recent versions.
If you want to tell a Thai story you need to draw out your story in as much detail as you can. You need to use every element you can get your hands on. From actual dialogue to a setting or background that evokes a specific location, everything must be as accurate as possible. Too little, and you’ll ruin the effect. Too much and it could prove confusing and even boring for the viewer.
While this is one of the most traditional forms of storytelling, a modern version has emerged as well. In fact, it’s taking over the genre and is quickly becoming the most popular. It brings Thailand to life in more ways than one. Fiction Thai is a new take on the tired old tale of a sweet princess and a handsome prince. Instead, it takes us deep into the heart of a city where people live, breathe, and work in all sorts of settings.
So what makes it successful? For one, it’s easy to put characters in. Sure, you can probably get away with just having an idea and going with it. It may have some underlying story to it. However, a solid plot and good characters make the story fun to watch. Fiction Thai takes this notion one step further by giving the reader the chance to see the story development unfold on a bigger scale than the traditional tale.
Another thing it does well is simplifying the story. Thailand is a sprawling country with much going on. With more than 20 million people and countless other cultures and religions to deal with, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Fiction Thai gives the reader a chance to see a city block or two and a village or two as well. This is far less than most fictional stories are able to do.
Fiction Thai’s main strength lies in its characters. From the smart and sassy Inspector Lech Kriss, to the gruff taxi driver Nangdue, and of course the lovely young Hua Hin, these are people that readers will become attracted to. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and they each have secrets that the reader will learn about as the story progresses. It’s these characters that truly make it a great story.
There are other things that make it a fun read. For instance, there is a great use of color and writing. Colorful words are used liberally, with a great deal of energy being written in to bring life to the scenes. The use of this is balanced by a sense of humor, that makes common everyday events look odd. In addition, the story is kept short, and to the point at times, which makes it more appealing to readers.
Overall, it’s easy to see why Fiction Thai is becoming such a popular story. By keeping the story short and sweet, as well as using a great plot, it’s easy to appreciate what makes it different. It’s a unique take on a normally well-known story and one that many are picking up on.