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This volume of poems and ballads on Thailand and other lands offers the reader insight into the Land of Smiles as well as a great deal of pure fun.The main section of the book, Poems on Thailand, includes "Lek, the Farmer's Dark-eyed Daughter," "The Silly Old Man with the young Thai Girl in the Texas Lone Star Saloon," "Noy of the Horny Toad," and "The Kid from Khao San Road."The second section of the book, Poems Beyond Thailand, includes the fall of the gangster "Michael Lee," a nostalgic and poignant remembrance of San Francisco State College during riots in the late 60's in "A Very Special Time," and the haunting ballad of a man doomed by the whims of fate, "The Man They Called 8-ball."The remarkable variety of subjects and styles and moods presented range from the spiritual "The Buddha's Golden Gleam," to the hilarious: "No, I am not in Love with the Maid so put the Knife down now," "The Night Bubba got it for Free," and "Buffalo, Him Die, Send Money."
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Dean Barrett has lived in Asia for 25 years. He is the author of several books set in Asia including Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior, Hangman's Point, Kingdom of Make-Believe, Skytrain to Murder, Mistress of the East, Murder in China Red, Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring. His latest book is Murder at the Horny Toad Bar & other Outrageous Tales of Thailand.
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Book Description Village East Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096618999X
Book Description Village East Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11096618999X