Paint it black. That's what Combat Tours Unlimited does — takes our gray postmodern, postmortem, post-history, post-ethics, post-Toasties world and paints it black. From the Book of Job to the banks of a stinking jungle river in the south of Thailand, or what used to be Thailand, this novella takes you through a guided tour both of a post-apocalyptic war and of postmodern hypocrisy on sex, death, and spirit. Set largely on the battlefields of Thailand's troubled southern provinces in the year 2016, Combat Tours is a lyrically written novella, dripping with religious iconography and depicting an amoral, blood stained world of violence, lust and personal compromise.
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About the Author
Shawn Smith has a Doctorate in Philosophy and taught at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the American University in Cairo, Egypt and Deep Springs College in the United States. He lived in Egypt, South Africa, France and Italy before finally Thailand, where he has spent much of the past decade. His writing has evolved both from personal experience and an overt fascination with the criminal and sexual underbellies of the various cultures and countries in which he has lived. He comes from a literary oriented family. His sister, Amy Elizabeth Smith has enjoyed great literary success with her book All Roads Lead To Jane Austen: A Yearlong Journey With Jane. Shawn Smith’s lifelong fascination with popular culture, sexual ambivalence and criminology is evident throughout Combat Tours Unlimited.