Book Reviews

Thai Lite 2

  • Author: S Tsow
  • Review by Stick
Book cover Thai Lite 2 by S Tsow

S. Tsow is a regular columnist in The Nation and this is his second collection of short stories and dialogues about life in Thailand for both the expat and the traveller. All sorts of scenarios are covered, ranging from expat life to Khao Sarn Road – there really is something for everyone here.

S. Tsow's writing is efficient, and his observations succinct. He often looks at things from an angle you've never thought of yourself, something which I always like.

What I liked: All of the stories are short and snappy, and some of them are are more than a little amusing. The author offers some very interesting insights and looks at things from angles that I have not seen covered before.

What I didn’t like: You can't help that think that while this collection is extremely well written, it really does have a lot of competition online, with so many Thailand sites and blogs offering a similar type of commentary. The stories written in dialogue fashion I personally found much less interesting.

Overall: A nice collection of short stories, very well-written, and snappy. This would be excellent beach reading.

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