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Bruce Elder has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand in The Age, calling Jim’s book a “thoughtful book” and a ” a useful introduction to Thailand’s lesser-known history.” Read on for the full review. ARMCHAIR JOURNEY THE old adage about never judging … Continue reading
The Big Chilli recently ran an excerpt from Bizarre Thailand which traces the life story of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins. You can download the article here. Big Chili excerpt The magazine said “Covering everything from fish fights … Continue reading
Cole Pennington at BK Magazine has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand, picking up on Jim’s ability to shed new light on the nooks and crannies of Thai culture that most people miss, be they old hands or first-in-town tourists and calls … Continue reading
A big thanks to Bill Hammerton at RadioBangkok.net for putting this slide show together. It’s a great visual tour through some of the stories, characters and issues covered in Jim’s book.
Ian at iamKohChang.com has just reviewed Bizarre Thailand having road tested Jim’s book in a hammock on Koh Mak. Among the positive feedback he gave the book, Ian wrote: The book opened my eyes a few times and so for … Continue reading
For fans of the macabre and downright odd, swing past the Bizarre Images page to check out the latest uploads from Jim Algie’s collection of wierd and wonderful photos from Thailand.
That suitably tasteless title is a good indication of what low esteem the third gender is held in not only in Thailand but in many parts of the world. In a story about them in the book I look at … Continue reading
If I get around to doing Bizarre Thailand 2.0, profiling rock shooter and punk strummer Martyn Goodacre in the “Strange Celebrities” section would be a sound idea. One of the big guns of British music photography, he framed an astounding … Continue reading
What do these two legendary figures have in common? More than you might think. Both Ice-T and See Uey lived lives of crime that have inspired legacies of shock and revulsion. As one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, the … Continue reading
Instead of writing just one story about Pattaya in the book I could easily have devoted the entire “Crime Scenes” section to what happens in the country’s most extreme city. The crimes that either take place there, or are reported … Continue reading