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Bangkok Baby: Loving the Loveless Ladyboys of Bangkok Paperback – October 9, 2014
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About the Author
David Bonnie holds an MA in Performance Research from Bristol University and is an ex-soldier, ex-athlete, actor, father, playwright and lecturer. This is his first novel.
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The only thing wrong with Bangkok Baby is that it ended. It is creative. David Bonnie makes his Ladyboy experience and his details remarkable. His talented writing draws you in to a complex level of humanity. He kindly opened the door for me to accept his new lifestyle, even through the most graphic details I have ever endured. He manages to convey the loveless beyond emotion, tastefully and with style. David is hilarious. Hold on tight for the ride of your life.
Great book and bargain for the price.
Their are; so many basic punctuatshon, speling: and gramma. issues it starts too get old farst
The story, whilst fun and interesting as a whole if you're into the subject matter, was unnecessarily explicit in places. A better author would have found ways to leave more to the imagination without losing the vividness of the subject matter.
Meh. Note that this is the prequel to the author's second novel which fully incorporates this with photos. So there is no value in buying both - if you buy the second you have everything in the first plus some colour photos.
great read and beautifully written.....to misquote Bill Hicks"I think we got ourselves a writer boys" TB
Fantastic read, hope there is more to come TC
Could totally relate to the part about wondering if LadyBoys's had something else to offer in a relationship since the ones with women don't always work out. I tried many times, and to me it is the same B.S (same same, but different.) Now, it's just "I'll take love wherever I can get it" kind of attitude. JB
I know every feeling you describe. Very nice writing, I love the simile "like looking at a Botticelli." This is almost too good. If you're making this up, I will hunt you down. For the moment, I will suspend disbelief and let myself be sucked into your story. Jason
Great story and even better that it's true. I've only been to Thailand once but spent it with 1 LadyBoy. And I can relate to how your feeling. I wondered how I could be falling for this LB so easily, but now see it's a common thing. I think if I'd have been with her much longer, I'd be trying to support her and have a real relationship with her. I have no idea what I'd have then done with my girlfriend here in the states. Isn't life grand? Steve
Like you, I have shed many tears. This is a bit of a clash with Thai culture, where men are never supposed to cry in front of anyone else. I used to tell my Thai girlfriend that crying is a sign of strength, that only someone very confident would dare to cry openly, but we will never change their cultural perceptions. A few times she has reminded me just how much she cries when no one is around. Mike
I have no problem understanding how you feel. I hope that others can find the same SOUL that you have. Benny 1949
Fabulous writing style, hot girl that seems to deeply care. I love it! PRPLAYA
... Dark shadows of red and black shaped her face, an expensive piece of modern art that no-one understands. ...
... She sat next to me on a `little bus'. People stared. Her smooth, naked leg touched mine. I thought about animals. ...
This has to be the best thing i have read about living in Thailand in a very long time. So close to home i can smell it. Thanks for this, thanks for taking us along, and thanks for sharing something obviously private. BKK
A great writer and I can identify with so many of the things he relates. I can't get what on earth the farang threw in the water though? It is troubling me because I can think of two many possibilities. M4L
Back in my bed again.
Back in my heart again.
As we exit the MRT at Huay Kwang the sky is heavy.
2AM, She walks along Sukhumvit, she knows where you will be. Her radar never fails.
Between soi 5 and 7, the final chapter in tonight's Bangkok story is about to be written.
Clap Clap Clap !!!
Didn't see so many times that words can get so close to reality, or at least to what's real to me!
Send a script to Quentin Tarantino. He'll make the first ladyboy mafia movie & many more to follow. FP
Wonderful story. Funny, sad, frustrating and yet still a winner. Downtown