Pattaya 24/7

Pattaya 24/7

by Christopher G. Moore


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ISBN-13: 9786167503080
Publisher: Asia Document Bureau Ltd.
Publication date: 04/18/2011
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian writer who once taught law at the University of British Columbia. After his first book His Lordship¿s Arsenal was published in New York to a critical acclaim in 1985, Moore became a full-time writer and has so far written 22 novels, a non-fiction and one collection of inter-locked short stories.

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Pattaya 24/7 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 2 Star review here makes me laugh because this is one of my all time favorite Vincent Calvino Crime Novel's. Moore does require an I.Q. over 100 and it helps to be sober when you read it. There are great characters and great characters in this book. If you want a book with a bunch of guys sitting around a beer bar talking about bar girls, you are in luck ... because there are a bunch of free ones out there. If you want a smart book and are not homophobic, try this one. But there is plenty of heterosexuality in the book. Moore paints the real world and last I heard, there are gay people in the real world - even in places like Thailand. Cheers. 
KenCady More than 1 year ago
This is my 7th Vinnie Calvino novel, and I surely could have skipped it. For one, it has nothing to do with Pattaya, but mostly takes place in surrounding areas, including an upscale goat farm. We are led to believe that the story is of a dead spouse- suicide or murder? But author Moore rightly realizes that that story is going nowhere, so he lays on pages and pages of psychobabble about honesty and corruption and how the Thais are so much better at the wed of the two than we are. Why they are so inscrutable, a farang could never understand. Except that all of this is being spewed by a farang- the author. He then changes the story to up the ante considerably, and it proceeds in a most implausible way. This is the first time that I thought that Moore started the novel before he had his story. And the lack of respect for the final publication says something too. Do the novels not get proofread? Typos abound. Every inside page promises us that we are reading Pattay 24/7. The cover, designed in 2010, six years after the novel was written, shows a woman's bare legs. What's that to do with the story? The cover blurb- "Think Dashiel Hammett in Bangkok." But why? The novel does not take place in Bangkok! Or in Pattaya, Pattay, or 24/7.It all incorporates the slop that is my seventh read of a Vinnie Calvino novel, my most disappointing one yet.