Elegy for a Cat by a Panel of Experts on Love and Loss from the Writing World

The recent death of my cat in a freak accident left me feeling both inconsolable yet unable to express the enormity of that loss to myself or anyone else. Words by Jim Algie After his passing, I decided not to make an announcement on social media. I’ve taken that...
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Bangkok Prison Visit with a Convicted Killer

To get a glimpse of Thailand’s dark side and its Third World injustice system, no daytrip is more illuminating than a Bangkok prison visit, writes Jim Algie. Opening the back door of a pink taxi, I told the driver in Thai that I wanted to go to Klong Prem Prison. I...
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Remembering Mr. Chi Pig: the High-flying, Low-Falling Frontman of SNFU

The passing of the cult-famous punk singer of SNFU last year inspired a torrent of online tributes from fans, critics and musicians like Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, but few of them came from those who first knew him as a teenaged skateboarder from Edmonton....
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Thailand’s Last Executioner: Obituary for a Kindly Killer

What sort of cold-blooded executioner leans over a sub-machine-gun bolted to the floor, takes aim at a target on a white curtain in front of a condemned man strapped to a cross, and then pumps 10 to 15 bullets into his back? A family man, a rock musician, an altruist,...
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Suicide Notes on Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell, Kevin Hines and the Middle-Aged Plumber Down the Street

On the first anniversary of the passing of Anthony Bourdain, Jim Algie looks at the spiking suicide rate in the West and how a man who survived a leap from the Golden Gate Bridge is leading a revolution in suicide prevention and awareness. My brother and I were nine...
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Jack & Jim of Many Writerly Trades
and Semi-Master of Some

On the Night Joey Ramone Died

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of punk in 2016, these tales riff on rock history, literature, and the author’s own experiences as a musician, in a book that’s also an obituary for the Ramones’ lead singer, a tribute to The Clash and Cannibal Corpse, a love story and cautionary tale about the rock ‘n’ roll high life, set in Bangkok, New York, Cambodia and Norway.

Thailand’s Sustainable Development Sourcebook

This 416-page hardback provides an incredible array of information, ideas and inspiration through more than 60 succinct articles, written by experts in the field, on subjects as diverse as energy and income inequality to education, corruption, organic restaurants, culture, Buddhism, female empowerment and climate change, in eye-catching layouts with many telltale photos and infographics.

The Phantom Lover

To travelers the world over Thailand is one of the most exotic places on earth – naturally lush, deeply spiritual, and hedonistic. In The Phantom Lover and Other Tales of Thailand award-winning author and longtime Thailand resident Jim Algie taps into the country’s fascinating culture in a way that Poe and Lovecraft fans will love.

Bizarre Thailand

A celebration of the country’s weirdest wonders, strangest museums, wackiest celebrities, sexiest ghosts, and nastiest serial killers, this non-fiction collection ventures off the well-trodden tourist trails and into the darkest and sexiest hinterlands.

Americans In Thailand

They arrived with printing presses and telescopes, religious fervor and guns. They advised monarchs and trained teachers and doctors. They paved roads and paid vast sums to expand their military operations for a controversial war. They brought new trade, training and theories to villages, classrooms and boardrooms, along with bottled water and pizza.

Thailand Travel Pack

In the first ever boutique traveller’s guide to Thailand, veteran author Jim Algie has condensed Thailand’s greatest experiences, sights, and dishes into the best of the best. Gone are the days of dragging a cinder block-sized guidebook around that could double as a dumbbell. Written in stylish prose and with much humour, this is all you need to come to grips with the kingdom’s intricacies.

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