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Tom Vater

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Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice – Review on The Devil’s Road

I just reviewed Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice for the The Devil’s Road, a blog on all things Noir and Hardboiled. Read the full review of this tale of an American journalist on Japan’s crime beat.

Book Review: Cambodia´s Curse by Joel Brinkley – An American Writer’s Quagmire

Joel Brinkley’s book Cambodia’s Curse – The Modern History of a Troubled Land is the first book to examine the venality of Cambodia’s current government. Ever since Vietnamese withdrawal (Vietnam liberated the country from the genocidal yoke of the Khmer Rouge in 1979) in 1989, Prime Minister Hun Sen and an assortment of allied and […]

(Deutsch) In heiligen Höhen – Rezensionen bei Amazon

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

My Amazon Online Store

You can now buy some of my book titles via a new Amazon feature on my website (www.tomvater.com).              There’s a new link to press, right at the top of the left sidebar, the so-called Amazon Store. Unfortunately, not all my titles can be found there, but it’s a start.

In Sacred Heights – Tom Vater’s new book to the cradle of the Ganges

I traveled to the source of the Ganges, India’s holiest river, accompanying my wife Aroon Thaewchatturat on a photography assignment, and wrote a book on the characters we met along the way, including Indian writers Ruskin Bond, Bill Aitken and Ganesh Saili. I wrote most of the book in a cottage in Landour, a village […]

Tom Vater’s Beyond the Pancake Trench published by Orchid Press

‘ Vater’s observations on the human condition, as he experiences it firsthand along the less tourist-beaten paths of South and Southeast Asia, result in a no-holds-barred account of life in the region, distinctly as not described in the glossy brochures. Figuratively and at times literally far removed from the glittering urban centers and pampering resorts […]

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