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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Weatherhill (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9748924505
  • ISBN-13: 978-9748924502
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,410,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Chamcharatsri on November 5, 2001
Format: Unknown Binding
Paul Adirex is a great writer. He has a very good imagination in combining history, religion, and his own imagination to write Mekong. When you read this piecve of art, you will learn not only the lifestyle of rural area people, but you will learn about Buddhism as well. He has included the teaching of Lord Buddha in the novel. Worth reading!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
I like all four books by Paul Adirex ( Pirates of Tarutao, Mekong, Until the Karma Ends, King Kong Effect ), but Mekong is my favourite, although it is the most difficult one to get into initially.
In places Mekong manages to walk that fine dividing line between myth and reality, such that you are not always sure which is being encountered.
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By Benjamin on March 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
Mekong is a exciting and interesting story about special forces searching MIAs (Missing in Action)from the vietnam war, a woman wich wants to find a tribe named Puri and a engineer which finds his way to his self. You learn a lot of the foreign culture and the behavior of the people in south east asia. It was a helpful and interesting expirience to understand the poeple from this area. Paul Adirex is a author who can bring history, excitement and mysticism in one.
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By Yano Bermann on July 19, 2013
Format: Paperback
Poorly written. Made it painful to carry on to the end. Yet... I did. There is interesting stuff here. Especially for a falang (foreigner). History, myths, beliefs...in Laos and Thailand.
Avid for this type of knowledge, I find Adirex to be quite informative. And he carries you thru in an action packed story.
So I forgive him for his literary weakness and thank him for what he gave me here.
Still, I'll wait a while before I go on reading another...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gecko on November 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have seldom seen a writer make such poor use of such fantastically rich material. The plot is solid, even potentially fascinating, and the blend of myth, history, culture and imagination is an embarrasment of riches. But technically, Adirex is a poor writer, at least in the English language. His use of dialogue is particularly poor - wooden and stilted. Anyone who ends a phone conversation with "I've got to go now" (and he does this on numerous occasions) is struggling. Characterization is equally poor - more like cardboard cutouts with little of the depth you expect from good writing.

Reading this book was a very frustrating experience for me. I expected so much and the author certainly had the raw material to deliver. But he simply does not have the technical skills. Perhaps the book's greatest use is as a resource for creative writing classes where teachers demonstrate poor technique and use passages for students to practise improving the poor quality writing.
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