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Thailand Books and Guides

Thailand Books

An interesting way to get a feel for Thailand is to read a book or two penned by the many western authors who have written books set in the ‘Land of the Smiles.’

There are loads of well written books set in Thailand (as well as many not so well written ones). The following books are worth a read and give a good insight into Thailand. Some of the books featured in this section may be out of print but can still be purchased online at stores such as amazon.

Below are a selection of Thailand books and guides.

Novels & Biographies

Bangkok Eight by John Burdett
John Burdett’s likeable, Buddhist cop – Sonchai Jitpleecheep, is a captivating, page-turning creation!

A Prayer before Dawn : A Nightmare in Thailand by Billy Moore
Billy Moore brings to life an interesting tale of addiction in Thailand with harrowing consequences.

Private Dancer by Stephen Leather
A cautionary tale of the farang  / bargirl relationship.

Triad by Colin Falconer
Set mostly in Hong Kong and Thailand, Triad is a delectable, page-turning treat that has the reader pounding the pavements of Bangkok and Kowloon with a plethora of fascinating characters.

The Beach by Alex Garland
The book is much better than the movie!

The Damage Done: Twelve Years Of Hell In A Bangkok Prison by warren fellows
A pageturner!

Guidebooks & Phrase Books

Lonely Planet Thailand (Travel Guide)

The Rough Guide to Thailand

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Thailand (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary (Lonely Planet Phrasebook and Dictionary)

Thai for Intermediate Learners. Book

Recommended reading

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss.

This online sensation spent more than 4 years on the ‘New York Times Bestseller list’ and  has been translated into 35 different languages. The book has become the online entrepreneurs ‘Handbook’ and is considered essential reading for many in the digital nomad community.

Copyright © 2016 Raymond Carroll

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