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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Celebrate Thai New Year in the Isaan Heartland

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, has become watered down in many urban centers, writes author and photographer Jim Algie, as you can see from all the malls where Buddha images are set up to be rinsed by patrons who go through the blessing motions with little heart and...
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Apunkalypse Now and Then: Jim Algie Will Spin Punk DJ set at WTF

Author and former punk rock musician Jim Algie will be spinning a tribute to the genre’s resilience and enduring influence at the WTF Bar and Gallery in Bangkok on Friday, March 30. Starting at 9pm, the DJ set will commence with the keystones of punk from 1976, like...
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The Complete and Uncensored Doug Stanhope Interview from Bangkok 101 magazine

With a world tour in progress, a new memoir in bookstores, and celebrity fans like Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson doing PR for him, Doug Stanhope is on a winning streak that will see him come to Bangkok for the first time ever to mix up a 50-proof highball of black...
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New Expanded Paperback Edition of On the Night Joey Ramone Died

February 19, 2018, Bangkok – Riffing on music history, literature and his own experiences as a musician, Jim Algie’s new book, On the Night Joey Ramone Died: Tales of Rock and Punk from Bangkok, New York, Cambodia and Norway (Magic Bullet Press, 2018), takes readers...
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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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