Sexy Quest for Unholy Grail

Sexy Quest for Unholy Grail

In The Book of the Most Precious Substance Sara Gran probes those grey areas between the mind, the libido and magic in a mystery about the world’s oldest obsession. Story by Jim Algie. Should every seemingly objective review begin with a totally subjective disclaimer?...
Bangkok Prison Visit with a Convicted Killer

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...
When Heath Insurance Means Life, Death or Bankruptcy

When Heath Insurance Means Life, Death or Bankruptcy

When a young Brit fell off a train going from Bangkok to Surat Thani in April 2017, it brought back a similar accident that spawned this story and underlined the need for health insurance, writes Jim Algie.    Riding the night train from Penang, Malaysia to Bangkok, a...