The historical and political context of contemporary Thailand lend itself well to fiction. The monarchy lasted for many years, and even after it ended in 1991, Thailand’s royal aristocratic class continued to remain cultural icons. Although Thailand’s monarchy fell, royalist culture remained and adapted to the changing society. Thai literature has a long history of social critique and political activism dating back to the beginnings of prose writing.
Trirat Petchsingh is one of Thailand’s most acclaimed authors. His debut novel, THE BLIND EARTHWORM IN THE LABYRINTH, was named one of the year’s most notable books. His stories deal with ghosts and the ghosts of violence and memory. The characters are believable and the language is rich. This is not to be missed by anyone looking for an engaging read.
Fiction Thai is a genre that has its own distinct qualities. The first thing to look for in a good book is a realistic storyline. The characters and setting should be as real as possible, but the author should still be able to convey a message to the reader without being too literal. The reader should be able to relate to the characters and want to read more. It is best to choose a novel with an interesting plot and characters.
Another great example of fiction Thai is “Wan Naan”. This melodrama is set in a posh Bangkok mall, where the male protagonist sells a portion of his CD collection. As you would expect, this story is full of foreign words, but the message is clear: love is a process of patience, which demands a lot of patience. While reading fiction Thai, be sure to keep an eye out for Uthis Haemamool’s work.
The second example of fiction Thai is “The Matrix”. Both movies have their antagonist. The protagonist and antagonist both share similar characteristics. However, they come from different contexts. The Matrix’s climax scene is a classic example of how Hollywood films build up a storyline. However, these similarities may not be apparent to the untrained eye. A Thai movie that takes the time to do so is much more likely to have an international audience than one that does not.
Other classic works of fiction Thai include the “Ramakien” epic. This epic was lost in the Ayutthaya period, but is now found in three versions. Inao, one of the three major lakhon nais, was originally a popular book for late-Ayutthaya aristocrats. The story was later adapted to fit the Rattanakosin era and became popular throughout Burma.
Bangkok has long been an expat destination. This has spawned an active crime writing community in the capital. Bangkok crime fiction is usually noir, and many of the foreign residents in the city have backgrounds in journalism, intelligence, and grubby corporate investigations. It is no wonder that Bangkok has produced many excellent crime fiction books. With so many crime writers, the country is sure to have a new winner. There are no limits to what Bangkok can do to attract the international audience it deserves.