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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Have you done both the movie and the book? Which one do you think does better justice to the plot?
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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Very good Stories are S.E.A. Write Award winning-books, "The Judgment" Norb mentioned belongs to them.

    Here is a list as PDF of all those Award winning-books in Thai, many of these Stories have been translated into English:

    http://library.childrenhospital.go.t.../bookaward.pdf
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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    I almost forget, "Behind the Painting" is one of my favourites:

    http://www.dco.co.th/product_info.ph...products_id=57


    Also available as a Movie, very good:

    http://www.ethaicd.com/show.php?pid=23622
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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by yy View Post
    Have you done both the movie and the book? Which one do you think does better justice to the plot?
    I have both. The book is better by far. The movie leaves out a lot and the characters are not developed as well as in the book. I still enjoyed the movie which I watched several years later.

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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
    I have both. The book is better by far. The movie leaves out a lot and the characters are not developed as well as in the book. I still enjoyed the movie which I watched several years later.
    That's the thing with screen-adapted stories. They usually can't replicate the depth of the original book - probably because they had to make sure the movie-making budget fit in. Then again, there had been some movies adapted from books, which are legendary. The Pianist and Empire of the Sun seem to have been based on autobiographical books, and they are totally unforgettable.

    But the Hollywood's Geisha is another flop - watched the movie first in the cinema and felt it was quite a yawn but still decided to give the book a chance. Turned out that the book was really good and gave a comprehensive glimpse into Japanese worldview during that historical period not illustrated in the movie.
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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    I am from South Africa and enquire how i can obtain a copy of "Blundering around in Isaan"

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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by heidi08 View Post
    I am from South Africa and enquire how i can obtain a copy of "Blundering around in Isaan"

    You can buy it here:
    http://www.buythaibooks.com/index.ph...hk=1&Itemid=64

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    Re: Ur fav Thai book written in English?

    Oh yes, sorry, it's Blundering Around Isaan, without the "in".

    Happy reading, Heidi. It makes a really fun read. N the ending is nice and sweet and all of return-to-innocence kind. Cos in the end, the author did not take advantage of that 17-year-old (you will know who she is), although he had always dreamed of doing so and finally had a chance to do so!
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
    If you don't sleep the midges will go for your eyes and pollen will fall on the cradle....Sleep, close your eyes...
    - Isaan folksong, from "The Price of a Life" (Onkom, 1997)

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