Posts Tagged ‘Private Dancer’

Thailand Theme Books

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Here is a selection of Thailand theme books that are available in book shops in Bangkok and Pattaya. Bangkok Noir is a collection of stories written by several authors, which includes John Burdett, Christopher G Moore (A Killing Smile), Dean Barrett (Permanent Damage) and Stephen Leather (Private Dancer). Permanent Damage is a crime thriller set in Bangkok and is the sequel to Skytrain To Murder; both of these books are written by Dean Barrett. Private Dancer is written by acclaimed author Stephen Leather and it should be read by all newcomers to Thailand’s neon jungles. Bangkok Bob is also written by bestselling author Stephen Leather.

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Bangkok Bob By Stephen Leather

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

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Stephen Leather is the acclaimed author of the popular Thailand nightlife book Private Dancer. Steve is now publishing a new novel that also has a Thailand theme.  It is intriguingly entitled ‘Bangkok Bob And The Missing Mormon’ and it will be on sale in December.  But, for Kindle readers, the book is available right now through Amazon for a third of the retail price.  Enjoy!

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The Risk Of Infidelity Index Video

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

 

 

Today’s ‘Video Of The Day’ is a short trailer of Christopher Moore’s latest crime thriller in  his popular Vincent Calvino series.  ‘The Risk Of Infidelity Index’ video trailer, was filmed on location in Bangkok.  Those familiar to Bangkok will instantly recognise some very familiar places around the lower Sukhumvit area.  Some of which, are rather notorious!  I’m pleased to announce that Chris has made an impact upon readers’ in England with his Vincent Calvino crime thriller novels.  This is great news.  Congratulations Chris!

Without further ado, here is the Video Of The Day…

 

DAVES RAVES – Incidentally, one of my favourite Bangkok novels, apart from ‘Private Dancer’ by bestselling author Stephen Leather, is ‘A Killing Smile’ by Chris Moore.  Any newcomer to Thailand’s nightlife scene should read these two books, before you venture into the neon jungles of Thailand.

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

DAVE THE RAVE’S BIRTHDAY BASH

Yui Naughty Girls Pattaya Thailand - Thailand Night FeverI will try to get Thailand Night Fever online as early as I can today, because it’s my birthday.  Give or take the odd week here and there, my birthday coincides with several anniversaries.  As coincidence would have it, my first trip to Thailand was 20 years ago in May 1988.  On May 20th, I will have been in Angelwitch for 3 years.  Also, this year sees me commence my 10th consecutive year in Nana Plaza, as the Go-Go Guru.  As you can see guys, 2008 is a rather significant year for Dave The Rave.  If you are in Bangkok, you are most welcome to help me celebrate my birthday tonight.  I will be in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar in Nana Plaza.  If you cannot make it don’t worry, because belated birthday wishes are always appreciated.  I look forward to seeing some of you later tonight.  I just hope that I manage to “survive” my birthday bash… Cheers! (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

NANA PLAZA — AN EARLY TREK INTO THE NEON JUNGLE

NANA PLAZA BANGKOK THAILAND 01 - Thailand Night FeverIf you are looking for a place in Nana Plaza to start your “booze cruise” there are a few options.  I think that most of you guys know that Big Dog’s Bar is a popular choice.  Not just because of its location, but also because Big Dog’s is genuinely a good place to hang out.  With two shifts of bargirls, why wouldn’t it be?  Big Dog’s Bar is a favourite choice of oasis for bestselling author StephenDead Men Cover - Thailand Night Fever Leather.  For the uninitiated, Stephen Leather is the author of Private Dancer.  While we are on the subject, if you enjoyed Private Dancer, you might want to read Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye.  Steve was the ghost-writer for a series of real private eye investigations in Bangkok by Warren Olson.  Some people are unaware that Steve is a bestselling thriller writer.  His latest thriller is Dead Men.  Steve has just returned to Bangkok for a break away from Farangland. (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN BANGKOK (PART ONE)

Angelwitch Showgirls Nana Plaza Loy Kratong Bangkok 2007 - Thailand Night FeverToday is a special Monday, because it is St. Patrick’s Day.  For the uninitiated, St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland.  St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide, but it is a particularly HUGE celebration in America… As I walked inside, I surveyed the scene and within a few seconds, I spotted my friend Rob.  We had arranged to meet at Bully’s Pub, which is located next to the JW Marriott Hotel on Sukhumvit Road.  There was a large table available, so we sat down and soaked up the relaxing atmosphere.  Previously, this place was nothing more than a mere shell, but the new owner ET has done a terrific job of improving it.  We can forget those early days, because Bully’s Pub is now established as one of the most popular pubs in Bangkok.  And, I was about to find out why.  Although it was only 6:00pm, already a crowd was starting to build.  Bully’s Pub draws large crowds and even though it is a large pub, it fills up at peak trading hours. (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

SOI COWBOY — WALK ON THE WILD WEST SIDE (PART 2)

SOI COWBOY BANGKOK THAILAND 08 - Thailand Night FeverAfter a few minutes of deliberation, the first go-go bar that we visited was Shark Go-Go Bar.  For such a good go-go bar, Shark was quiet, and this was a Friday night.  One positive thing about Shark Bar is that the drink prices are very reasonable.  Most of the regular house beers are 125 Baht, which is very good by today’s prices.  Shark Bar never feature any shows, but some guys might argue that the dancing dolls on stage is a show in itself.  I think that Shark has a high level of attractive go-go dancers, but this does come at some price.  Most of the dolly birds know that they are HOT and they will play on this.  The hot babes here will not always approach guys (especially strangers) and therefore, they can appear standoffish.  Furthermore, effort on your part is necessary if you want to meet and get to know the go-go dancers. (more…)

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