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  1. Felicia Felicia says:

    So I enjoyed this book as well, but less than the first three Again, we have the mysterious and fascinating woman character key to the plot, which is getting a bit repetitive in the series The soul searching of the main character and his religion, trapped between corruption and personal tragedies, is what drew me in again I learned a lot about Buddhism and Tibet and that was interesting too I would just suggest breaking up the series and not reading it straight through if you re loving it, s So I enjoyed this book as well, but less than the first three Again, we have the mysterious and fascinating woman character key to the plot, which is getting a bit repetitive in the series The soul searching of the main character and his religion, trapped between corruption and personal tragedies, is what drew me in again I learned a lot about Buddhism and Tibet and that was interesting too I would just suggest breaking up the series and not reading it straight through if you re loving it, save this one after a small break


  2. Laura T Laura T says:

    Ugh I gotta let this one marinate before I write a review, but a few things stand out 1 I m gonna have to take a break from Americans are stupid lit for a while I just read all four of these back to back and I ve had it right up to here with people telling me I suck You know what s amazing That s probably 1000 pages detailing why I should be ashamed of my culture and my country, and I m not So that s good for me, anyway 2 Sonchai started as a guy I enjoyed and understood, even tho Ugh I gotta let this one marinate before I write a review, but a few things stand out 1 I m gonna have to take a break from Americans are stupid lit for a while I just read all four of these back to back and I ve had it right up to here with people telling me I suck You know what s amazing That s probably 1000 pages detailing why I should be ashamed of my culture and my country, and I m not So that s good for me, anyway 2 Sonchai started as a guy I enjoyed and understood, even tho I ve never been to Thailand and I m not a Buddhist I so enjoyed him I just thought he was a fantastic character Now I sort of hate him He s too whiny 3 I didn t really enjoy all the jet setting in this novel I wish Burdett would have left it in Bangkokthe claustrophobia of the city is something that gave the previous novelspower Once Sonchai went spreading his narcissism all over the world, it got less cute, and for me, the mystery lost its urgency Since everyone universally in all the cities he visits in this book hate white people, and Americans especially, it got a little confusing as to where he was I had to keep flipping back a couple pages to see which location he in Ugh 4 And that s another thing oh snap I think I m writing a review Sonchai actually tells us in this book that it doesn t matter at all if he solves this particular crime or not And then he proceeds to solve it A fellow cop of his tells him not to bother, and I m with that guy If it didn t matter, then why did he waste so much time on the silly thing 5 Here s my positive stuff the huge drug deal makes the whole book I won t talk to much about it lest someone accuse me of spoiling, but that part I enjoyed greatly I did enjoy learning a bit about different types of Buddhism And gems And it s not like the story doesn t move itself along it does Burdett is a great writer I guess I just feel like he made this bookof a lecture of his world view, than a book for us readers to enjoy


  3. Skip Skip says:

    Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to investigate the sensational killing of a famous Hollywood director, and becomes embroiled in a major heroin trafficking deal between his Thai police boss, his primary competitor a Thai Army general , and a Tibetan Buddhist mystic Meanwhile, Sonchai suffers a personal tragedy and is looking for meaning from the mystic, a Tibetan party girl, and a Chinese Thai high society lady with unparalleled pharmacology expertise This book is a letdown from the prior ones Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to investigate the sensational killing of a famous Hollywood director, and becomes embroiled in a major heroin trafficking deal between his Thai police boss, his primary competitor a Thai Army general , and a Tibetan Buddhist mystic Meanwhile, Sonchai suffers a personal tragedy and is looking for meaning from the mystic, a Tibetan party girl, and a Chinese Thai high society lady with unparalleled pharmacology expertise This book is a letdown from the prior ones because the story is convoluted, disjointed, unbelievable, and perverse Also, the continued and pejorative addressing the reader as farang was condescending, unnecessary and annoying I sure hope the last book 5 is better


  4. Anya Weber Anya Weber says:

    John Burdett started out so strong with Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, mainly due to his appealing protagonist, the biracial, trilingual Thai cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep Sonchai s the bomb an ex drug addict, devout Buddhist, fashionisto, and detective in one of Bangkok s roughest neighborhoods, where he grew up among the prostitutes in his mom s brothel In both those books, he investigates horrifying crimes, using his Buddhist perspective and street savvy in equal measure.But with the third book John Burdett started out so strong with Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, mainly due to his appealing protagonist, the biracial, trilingual Thai cop Sonchai Jitpleecheep Sonchai s the bomb an ex drug addict, devout Buddhist, fashionisto, and detective in one of Bangkok s roughest neighborhoods, where he grew up among the prostitutes in his mom s brothel In both those books, he investigates horrifying crimes, using his Buddhist perspective and street savvy in equal measure.But with the third book in the series and with this one, Sonchai s story has wandered off track The plots meander instead of driving I almost stopped reading this one in the middle actually, almost at the end because I d become so bored with the story The characters, so pungent in the earlier novels, here feel inauthentic, as if they re action figures being moved around by the author.I highly recommend Bangkok 8 as an intro to Sonchai and his world, but be warned it s all downhill after Book 2


  5. Soukyan Blackwood Soukyan Blackwood says:

    All reviews in one place Night Mode Reading LTSonchai has made a grave mistake He got the Godfather movies for his boss, which then triggered a chain reaction of real ill trash luck His boss kindly worked up Sonchai s family with deals of good raise, and little to no change to Sonchai s work, in attempts to make Sonchai his consilieri, like an adviser Which then directly took a hit to Sonchai s karma That son, reincarnation of his beloved friend and partner, whom he wanted to put in a goo All reviews in one place Night Mode Reading LTSonchai has made a grave mistake He got the Godfather movies for his boss, which then triggered a chain reaction of real ill trash luck His boss kindly worked up Sonchai s family with deals of good raise, and little to no change to Sonchai s work, in attempts to make Sonchai his consilieri, like an adviser Which then directly took a hit to Sonchai s karma That son, reincarnation of his beloved friend and partner, whom he wanted to put in a good school on his wife s advice, with the new money he ll be getting Decided the world is too corrupt, and suicided Wife Guilt ridden ran away to a monastery to become a monk FBI agent, his friend and former partner in USA She felt disappointed in his new line of work, and due to broken arm won t rush to help him with the new case As for the new case, Sonchai is determined to give this chance of promotion to his colleague, who hates his guts Hates him for being the first choice for the boss Hates him for being a better detective And now also hates him for being morally superior about this promotion too, for showing this kindness and giving him the damn promotion The only consolation Sonchai right now has is also not a spotless piece of sunshine It is a a highest ranking monk who promised to teach him to reach the peace of mind It s just that this same monk has 14 mil worth of drugs he wants to sell to his boss.As for the murder, now that s something to get distracted by, no matter how unpleasant A movie director was found dead, skull open, brain eaten He was well loved in Bangkok by the bar girls, who describe him as kind, caring, loving, but a sex addict He wasn t visiting them for a while before his death, so they assumed he finally found that something wilder he was after Did that wilder thing kill him too And to top it all off, he left clues directly for Sonchai Yes Of course he did.This was a strange book, with quite a few lines to follow, and Sonchai s wasn t the best The murder was the most dull one though, so I had to remind myself this isn t really a detective story to begin with a lot But there were great points, like that monk, or such a shift in Karma So all in all another 3 5, I guess


  6. Tan Tan says:

    John Burdett book are simply delicious


  7. Nick Nick says:

    I have loved reading crime novels set in foreign lands ever almost from the beginning of my obsession with the genre in the 70 s, moving my way through Amsterdam, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Japan, and other lands Rarely have I fallen so head over heels in love with a character and setting as I have with Burdett s Bangkok protagonist, Sonchai Jitpleecheep precisely because the tale exemplifies the pleasures one takes these international policiers, namely the culture as character Of course I can I have loved reading crime novels set in foreign lands ever almost from the beginning of my obsession with the genre in the 70 s, moving my way through Amsterdam, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Japan, and other lands Rarely have I fallen so head over heels in love with a character and setting as I have with Burdett s Bangkok protagonist, Sonchai Jitpleecheep precisely because the tale exemplifies the pleasures one takes these international policiers, namely the culture as character Of course I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the detail, produced as it was by a Westerner, but on its face, the hairball of official Thai corruption, the drug trade, the flesh trade, the tolerance for sexual diversity, and, above all, the tangibility of Buddhism in daily life made this whole caper an utter delight, enabled by Burdett s charm, humor, and sheer narrative skill The characters are unforgettable, even when a touch over showy, and the stream of consciousness by Sonchai s narration rally works, because as in Buddhism , his consciousness is part of the mystery I could have done with a bit less self consciousness of the dear reader type are we really supposed to think of this as a 300 page epistle Now I m going to go back to the beginning of the series, you can bet your life on it


  8. Annie Annie says:

    Being formerly a huge mystery fan at one time, I reached a point where except for a few writers, I just found too many plots going for shock value for me, this being akin to a skip in a record, I gravitated towards genres where fresher things were happening That is until the day I happened upon the Thai Royal Detective Series, bringing to life the complex Buddhist Thai American cross in the form if one Sonchai Jitpleecheep From, the very 1st in series, up to Godfather of Kathmandu, this se Being formerly a huge mystery fan at one time, I reached a point where except for a few writers, I just found too many plots going for shock value for me, this being akin to a skip in a record, I gravitated towards genres where fresher things were happening That is until the day I happened upon the Thai Royal Detective Series, bringing to life the complex Buddhist Thai American cross in the form if one Sonchai Jitpleecheep From, the very 1st in series, up to Godfather of Kathmandu, this series has taken me into the mind of international criminals also into the complexities where the Thai American Asian cultures collide This particular book was slightly less compelling than those that precede it, however if the series should captivate, you ll likely not want to pass over a single one


  9. Michael Michael says:

    I loved it Buddhist detective Sonchai returns Half Thai and half Western, he takes joy in the best of both worlds, but they collide when he takes up the case of a murdered Hollywood movie director And when his wife and mother persuade him to become the consigliore of his boss, a corrupt police chief, his Buddhist faith is challenged by the role he must play in a large heroin deal with a Tibetan expatriate in Nepal and the dangers from competition from an equally corrupt military office The l I loved it Buddhist detective Sonchai returns Half Thai and half Western, he takes joy in the best of both worlds, but they collide when he takes up the case of a murdered Hollywood movie director And when his wife and mother persuade him to become the consigliore of his boss, a corrupt police chief, his Buddhist faith is challenged by the role he must play in a large heroin deal with a Tibetan expatriate in Nepal and the dangers from competition from an equally corrupt military office The latter turns out to be quite charismatic and becomes a guru for Sonchai Good character development, a fascinating mystery, engaging moral dilemmas, a diverting love interest, and lots of exotic atmospherics Whatcould you want Well, it has a nice balance of humor for dessert


  10. Stacia Stacia says:

    Really enjoyed this one an interesting police crime procedural set in Thailand Burdett deftly mixes Thai American modes, s, thoughts with various other cultural traditions backgrounds included too A murder mystery with a second storyline of drug trafficking that is a bit off the beaten path This particular book is also one for movie buffs Recommended for fans of international mysteries Really enjoyed this one an interesting police crime procedural set in Thailand Burdett deftly mixes Thai American modes, s, thoughts with various other cultural traditions backgrounds included too A murder mystery with a second storyline of drug trafficking that is a bit off the beaten path This particular book is also one for movie buffs Recommended for fans of international mysteries