Monday, October 11, 2010

Similar But Not the Same

No Holds Barred Fiction
If you're a fan of Lisbeth Salender and have read your way through Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, you may want to try John Burdett's Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep novels. The two series share many of the same components: murder and mystery, criminal and spiritual journeys, sex, tattoos, men who hate women, conspiracies, international setting.

You will find red-light Bangkok hotter than Stockholm, though with a little sideways humor for breathing room. Author Burdett was a long-time resident of Bangkok, the city about which he writes.

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Post by Phil Carr