Set in Bangkok, Only God Forgives Stars Ryan Gosling

Set in Bangkok, Only God Forgives Stars Ryan Gosling

The new Ryan Gosling revenge thriller set in Thailand is a grisly and despairing affair that pushes Bangkok noir to its darkest pitch Bangkok has been referred to by Christian puritans, in the guise of journalists, novelists and filmmakers, as Babylon or Sodom and...
Bangkok Noir: The Tell-Tale Art

Bangkok Noir: The Tell-Tale Art

Crime and corruption, hookers and hitmen, the new anthology Bangkok Noirmakes a case for hardboiled crime fiction in the Thai capital with bullet points. Jim Algie reads you their writes In the middle of 2011, some eight years after the Thai government’s “War on...
Review: Vulture Peak by John Burdett

Review: Vulture Peak by John Burdett

THE PEAK OF THE FLESH TRADE By Jim Algie Starting with the first shot, the brilliantly warped Bangkok 8, the series of John Burdett mysteries starring the Thai-American detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep have traded on flesh: of sex workers and the transgendered, the skin...