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My Quiet American – Scott Nicholson

My first encounter with Scott Nicholson was as formidable and extraordinary as our 19 year friendship. I found him sitting in the surf on a remote beach in the Andaman Islands, in 2000. I was about to go swimming and we said hello to each other, the way two westerners do three thousand miles from […]

“…instantly noticeable, gripping and above all, unexpected.” The Cambodian Book of the Dead – New Reviews!!!

The Cambodian Book of the Dead has hit the shelves in the US – this shot from Barnes & Nobles in Detroit (a big thanks for SN for snapping the pic) – and early reviews are favorable. “The Cambodian Book of the Dead is an enigmatic, unsettling thriller that never lets you get your balance,” […]