- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1351 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: booksmango (20 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0090N4M1G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 57 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,806 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Bar Girl Kindle Edition
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Top customer reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I was really interested in the lives and stories of the characters and what would happen to them. I know nothing about Thailand or the bar-girl culture but the author painted a very convincing picture.
I only have two small problems with the book. As others have pointed out, the ending is a little bit too 'fairy tale' and seems slightly disjointed from the rest of the book. I won't reveal the details, but it was somewhat unrealistic because it seemed as if Mike and Siswan were trying to solve a social problem while simultaneously profiting from it.
Also, although the writer's style is very readable and professional, there are a number of typographical and grammatical errors which suggest the book lacked professional copy editor to give it a final polish. For example, I lost count of the times I read sentences such as 'Her and Mike were sat at the table' instead of 'she and Mike were sitting at the table.' These are small details but I think they mark the difference between a professional and an amateur writer.
Overall though a highly enjoyable book, perfect for a holiday read and I look forward to trying some of Mr Thompson's other books.
I say 'story' because this fictional tale is written based on the reality of what can, and does happen, in Thailand's bar girl industry.
For those who know Thailand, the writer's understanding of the corruption, the truth behind the smiles in the 'land of smiles', village life and much more, will add to the authenticity of the story. For those who want to learn about Thailand's bar scene, an eye opener.
As for the 'fairy tale' ending, I enjoyed it. I think 'happy ending' would be a more accurate description. I notice those who were a little disappointed with the happy ending, seemed to have no complaints about any suffering certain characters endured.
I highly recommend this book. If anyone is put off by the content on the first few pages, be assured that, while it's certainly gritty, it's not as unpalatable as the very beginning may suggest.
Most recent customer reviews
Good book and insight to life of a bar girl.... Wouldn't call it professional writing but it flows wellPublished 15 months ago by A. Bah
Very good read. Put together well and kept me interested. While having time line breaks it still flowed nicely. Thank you David.Published 16 months ago by lenard
Enjoyable reading. Will bring back memories for some and offer an insight to the land of smiles/guiles for other prospective travellers.Published 20 months ago by AJ..