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Offline broimkorat

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Great Books on/about lsaan life
« on: December 20, 2012, 03:23:43 PM »
i have read many!...

where to start?!...

ok....andrew biggs, my thai girl and i....

can anyone share more?d
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »
Do read the stories in English on that page: http://ruffert.de.tl/

If you can read German just google his name "Guenther Ruffert" or the nick "gruffert" under which he posted on the German Thailand forums and websites. He published a lot of good books with the most competent reports about life as a farang in Isaan.

If you can read German you might also look up the stories by Werner Schwalm posted all over the web. Werner maintained part of the local forum Korat-Info. Until now only a few of his stories are translated into English and posted on this forum here.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 07:14:17 PM »

New Book: Thailand at Random



this might be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about Thailand. The cost is 650 Baht. It’s expected to be sold on amazon.com soon.

Here is a bit of the contents:

Who invented the dish Phad Thai and why? What is the prime minister’s monthy salary? What are the most common nicknames in Thailand? What is the average IQ of a Thai? How many Thai women smoke tobacco? What will you be fined for the unlawful possession of an elephant?

An illustrated collection of Thailand trivia, Thailand at Random is filled with fun anecdotes, statistics, quotes, idioms, cultural explanations, historical asides, facts, folklore and other unusual and useful tidbits. This veritable treasure trove of information on Thailand is arranged, as the title suggests, randomly, so that readers will come to expect the unexpected on each and every page. Designed in a charmingly classic style, and with original illustrations, Thailand at Random is a quirky and irresistible celebration of everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about this diverse and captivating country.

extracts on the website of the publisher here.

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Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 02:29:08 PM »
thanks to johnnie f. and thaiga for replying...

'how to live a successful life in thailand' by roger welty

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Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 05:00:30 PM »
robert cooper, 'thailand: beyond the fringe'....

...very, very funny  :lol

(this author also wrote 'culture shock: thailand')...

where do people on this forum get their books?...

i seem to get most in 'asia books' at the mall...
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 08:39:44 PM »
robert cooper, 'thailand: beyond the fringe'....
where do people on this forum get their books?...

This one is available from Amazon for any Kindle readers.  I have not found any second hand book shops in Korat (not with English books anyway!).  There are several excellent ones in Bangkok but, since coming to Korat, I have been very happy to be able to buy books online.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 01:35:48 AM »
Try a Thai author writing in English: Pira Sudham. His books are available all over Thailand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pira_Sudham
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Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 04:57:11 AM »
takeitor

I bought some second hand books in english from the night market (safe one) . other languages were available to. cant remember the price but they were not expensive.
 

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Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 02:40:19 PM »
thanks for that info....

i had never heard of pira sudham!...

what does takeitor mean when he says he bought 'some second hand books from the night market (the safe one)' ? ...what does

'the safe one' refer to?
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 03:22:46 PM »
he must mean the

Save One Night Market

This huge market is open daily, but only in the evening. http://wikimapia.org/13490702/SaveOne-Flea-Market

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Re: Great Books on/about lsaan life
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 04:12:40 PM »
thaiga

thats where i went. if you go to the back of the market assuming the front is at the main road. there is a row of stalls selling books.

Obviously most books are in Thai. But they do have some books for us falang.

 

 



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