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The Monsoon Ghost Image reviewed at Crime Segments

“I’d read anything written by Tom Vater — his mind works in strange and mysterious ways, a quality I genuinely appreciate in the crime fiction universe” Latest, very kind review of The Monsoon Ghost Image by Nancy O at Crime Segments. My first experience with this small indie press was, coincidentally, a book by the […]

Ron Gluckman’s full review of Sacred Skin

Roving Asia expert Ron Gluckman recently reviewed my book Sacred Skin for the Wall Street Journal. His review was shortened for the Journal publication but has now turned up in its full length glory on Ron Gluckman’s website. The review also covers another soon to be published book on the same subject, by Bangkok journalists […]

Sacred Skin reviewed in The Bangkok Post

Sacred Skin is today’s cover story of The Bangkok Post’s Brunch Magazine. Journalist Ezra Kyrill Erker writes that, “Aroon Thaewchatturat’s extraordinary pictures do more than capture the tattoos, they capture their wearers’ personalities, and perhaps even the energy invested in them by the designs.” The four page spread also features an interview with photographer Aroon […]

Book Review: Chris Taylor´s Harvest Seaon in The Wall Street Journal

My review of Chris Taylor´s excellent novel Harvest Season is running in The Wall Street Journal this week. A thoughtful meditation on backpacker mayhem in Southern China, quite unlike Alex Garland´s The Beach. Read the full review here.

Moon Handbooks: Cambodia reviewed in The Chicago Tribune

The following review  by June Sawyers of the Chicago Tribune of my Moon Cambodia Guide appeared on www.philly.com. Moon Handbooks: Cambodia Avalon If Cambodia is known for one thing, aside from the decades of war and genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge, it would have to be the temple ruins of Angkor, which attract more […]

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