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Bizarre Thailand and Buddhist Temples of Thailand websites go live

November 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Well, okay, this posting is a little bit late, but better late than never.

The websites for two publishing projects I worked on are now live, check out for excerpts from veteran feature writer Jim Algie’s book Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Sex, Crime and Black Magic, which takes a look at the some of the darker and just plain odd aspects of Thailand.

It’s a great read and was recently reviewed by Christopher G Moore.

He said: “My first impression was this would be a book that you would dip into. That wasn’t the case for me. I read this collection of articles from cover to cover with admiration for the way Algie was able to keep my concentration and focus on subjects that I thought that I knew inside out.”

TTO magazine also ran an extract in this month’s issue.

Log on to the site to see photos from the book, outtakes and other exclusive content, as well as the latest reviews.

Buddhist Temples of Thailand: A Visual Journey Through Thailand’s 40 Most Historic Wats is the first coffeetable book to explore temples from across Thailand and make use of commissioned photography.

It was put together by Joe Cummings and Dan White, who drove 12,000 km on his motorbike to shoot all the temples for the book.

Manote Tripathi, arts editor at The Nation recently reviewed it, he said: “Without real affection for the monasteries and the monks and understanding of their complex symbolic worlds, he [author Joe Cummings] couldn’t possibly have written with such accuracy and passion.

This is the kind of book that will set you off on a temple trail, a journey that will most likely be rewarded with not just solace, but a fuller awareness of Buddhism as a cornerstone of official Thai thinking.”

Keep up to date with my publishing projects here. Three new titles are upcoming and I’ll let you know more about them in the next couple of months.

Tags: Buddhism · culture · Publishing projects · temples · Thailand · travel

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