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Book Review: Bangkok Days by Lawrence Osborne

I picked this book up at a fabulous bookstore in Dubai called Kinokuniya.  I only bring this up because it’s almost a destination in and of itself (not to mention it’s located in the biggest mall in the world). I was just perusing the shelves actually looking for a reference book on search engine optimization (SEO) and I can never help myself…I wound up in the travel section.  That’s where I spied Bangkok Days by Lawrence Osborne.  It grabbed my attention, not just because the cover was a fabulous cartoon depiction of the crazy streets of Bangkok, but because my husband and I have been recently putting a plan together to retire to Thailand.  Great timing to read something like this.  Even though we’re targeting Phuket I envision weekend jaunts into “the city.”
Anyway, on to the book review.  I have to caution you, this is not a book for someone with delicate sensibilities.  Of course, neither is Bangkok.  Osborne takes us on a raucous romp through the seedier back streets of the city w…