Following hot the heels of his best seller, Money Number One, Neil Hutchison continues his in-depth investigation into the tourist playground of Pattaya.
Pattaya by Night issue 5 from 2009. This is the original full colour Pattaya nightlife magazine.
Inside the real Pattaya. This is NOT another novel about the bar scene. This is the REAL thing.
Pattaya by Night issue 4 from 2008. This is the original full colour Pattaya nightlife magazine.
The Black Gentlemen of Trong Suan - a novel by John McMahon
In Tarts, Touts and Temples, author Duncan Stearn recounts a series of trips and adventures to which many who have been to Southeast Asia can relate. All are true, even if some sound fanciful or a bit too true to be believed.
Or as the author says "...I've never been anywhere in southeast Asia since then I didn't like. While some places haven't filled me with a great desire to come back quickly, none have been put on the 'don't go there again' list."
Cartoonist Rae's take on love and life in Pattaya.
Our Man in Pattaya by Duncan Stearn, the author of Pattaya, Patpong on Steroids.
Come for a walk on the wacky side as Pattaya and its locals and foreigners come together in a collection of the best of the popular Our Man in Pattaya monthly columns from the pages of the Pattaya Trader (also published by the Phuket Gazette newspaper under the title Streets of Pattaya).
Our Man in Pattaya is regular column in the Pattaya Trader written by Australian journalist Duncan Stearn. Here is the second collection for your enjoyment.
How to Survive Pattaya and its Nightlife is advice to do just what the title says from the leading Pattaya nightlife writer, Australian journalist Duncan Stearn.
It is spring in Sydney. Dr Trafalgar Trayson, a celebrated psychiatrist working overseas returns to Australia. After twenty years of marriage and three children, he sacrifices his career, marriage, and family by falling in love with Josh, a young Maltese man separated from his parents. It is a story of turmoil and love and heart-wrenching consequences: a love that has a devastating end.
This compilation of the columns of Nightmarch covers its beginnings in the Pattaya Mail newspaper in June 2000 and goes all the way through to its conclusion in the Pattaya One newspaper in September 2011.
Almost unwittingly it provides an interesting social history of the growth of the nightlife scene in Pattaya in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This volume also includes items that were cut out of the published versions because they were deemed to strong for the censors. They reappear here because in most cases the items were nowhere near as controversial as the editors thought at the time.
Enter Pattaya with your eyes wide open, not like a lamb to the slaughter. The original guide to Pattaya by Neil Hutchison, author of A Fool in Paradise.
By the author of the Pattaya best seller Money Number One and the updated Money Still Number One, this the sequel to A Fool in Paradise, adding a further 32 stories to the colourful tapestry that is Pattaya, Thailand. In the opinion of many people including the author, Pattaya is the most wonderful place on the planet. As with A fool in Paradise, the stories are all true or based on true events.
By Leonard H. Le Blanc III
A US military detective mystery set at U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Air Base, Thailand, right at the end of the Vietnam War. Air Base involves two young US Air Force Security Police officers in their attempt to solve a massive Thai-operated theft ring on the base. It describes the cultural immersion of the protagonists into an exotic Southeast Asian country and the social interactions and clashes between the two cultures through the eyes of the participants.
Franks Evans, New York City orphan, US Marine, CIA Operative, Bangkok drunk, and philanderer.Johnny Gould, disheartened California dreamer, hard on with a heart, and hopeless romantic. Harry Doughty, happy-go-lucky incorrigible rascal, chases the elusive American Dream. Ansel Bean, privileged nerd, misanthrope, and hapless underdog. Collect the above, add a sundry of stunning Asian temptresses, barons of industry, and intractable washouts, place in a wok, spice heavily with raw libido, fantasy, greed and compassion, stir over open flame and simmer until the reader is served a feast of erotic adventure, delight, passion, illusion, tragedy and ruin.
Sequel to AIR BASE. The continuation of the military detective mystery set at U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Air Base, Thailand, right at the end of the Vietnam War. It involves a young US Air Force Security Police officer and his attempt to solve a massive Thai-operated theft ring on the base. The novel concludes with the protagonist being re-assigned to the USA and then the mystery is solved in an dramatically unexpected way in a final denouement back at U-Tapao five years later.
A hilarious romp through a year of expat living in Pattaya, Thailand.
Imagine leaving the comfort zone of your home, family and friends to venture into the unknown. Imagine discovering an alien paradise only to realize that here, you are the alien who has to try to fit into your new environment. Imagine stumbling through a year of discovery among a tapestry of blunders and imagine that, all the while, you don't have a clue what you are doing.
That takes a lot of imagination!
... but not for The Fool.
Jim Tully is a misfit who belongs to an earlier era. The causes he believes in, like the world he wants to live in, are already doomed. The narrator first meets him during a student riot in Paris and finds him again more than twenty years later in Thailand.