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At times interesting, but never erotic
on February 16, 2008
I bought this book after it was included in a search for men's erotica here on Amazon (of which there seems to be a lack of for straight guys).
The book started off well and it was really interesting learning about the bars and what goes on over there as well as the people he meets and the places he goes.
After that the book gets repetitive with the author getting up, finding a girl, bringing her back to his hotel, doing her, him going to sleep, and then doing it all again the next day. Many times the sex scenes were not that descriptive and sometimes very short - I suspect because the author has done so many girls it is nothing special to him anymore.
Finally when he goes to Cambodia it gets interesting again for a little while because he describes the places that he goes and the people he meets, then it gets in to that "Ground Hog Day-ness" with him just getting a girl, shagging her, and then doing it all again the next day.
After Cambodia he goes back to Thailand where more of the same happens until near the end of the book where he starts describing just going to the beach meeting groups of girls, talking with, and having parties with them.
Note that the author never travels to the Philippines, he has a paid for girlfriend over there and whenever he got a crappy coc sucking he would mention her and how well she did it.
While sometimes interesting I did not find this book erotic at all; it does not contain any elements needed for eroticism, there is no longing, no sexual tension, no naughtyness - it's all paid for and far too easy. If you are easily turned on then this book might do it for you, but I found myself far more turned on by the descriptions of nakedness and sex in books by the likes of Wilbur Smith.
I actually stopped reading this book twice, because there is no real plot you can quite easily do this - there is nothing to make you read "just one more chapter" before you go to sleep, which for some people might be a good thing.
Printing and binding was all good.