By Christopher Moore
Bangkok is likely one of the nice towns on the planet, yet not like different nice metropolises it has no noir stories to its identify. Bangkok Noir places that to correct. during this first ever noir anthology of Bangkok, twelve pro and the world over known-Thai and Western-writers have come jointly to make a strong choice of crime fiction brief tales that painting the darkish facet of this Asian city the place the lives of such a lot voters appear as far-off from heaven as its Thai identify Krungthep is far-off from its meaning-City of Angels. In Bangkok Noir, the twelve brief tales of varied colors of black contain gangsters and hitmen, love and betrayal, the supernatural, the possessed and the dispossessed, and the some distance far away destiny. Titles during this assortment comprise: John Burdett's long past East, Stephen Leather's Inspector Zhang and the lifeless Thai Gangster, Tew Bunnag's The Mistress desires Her Freedom, Colin Cotterill's Halfhead, Pico Iyer's Thousand and One Nights, and Christopher G. Moore's Dolphin Inc.
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When the settop box finally came online, its array of services was a joke. ” Lyle had forgotten that you could even obtain old fashioned “channels” from the city fiber-feed in Chattanooga. But these channels were government-sponsored media, and the government was always quite a ways behind the curve in network development. Chattanooga’s huge fiber-bandwidth still carried the ancient government-mandated “public access channels,” spooling away in their technically fossilized obscurity, far below the usual gaudy carnival of popular virching, infobahnage, demo-splintered comboards, public-service rants, mudtru√age, remsnorkeling, and commercials.
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Bangkok Noir by Christopher Moore