For those who have had problems with shipping into Thailand, I have a very limited number of hardback copies of my memoir Last Century available for sale.
878 baht and free shipping to your Thai address. Contact [email protected]
(I also have a few copies of The Thai Book, A Field Guide to Thai Political Motivations available for the same price. Both books are also available on Kindle.)
From Amazon: Hiding from the Khmer Rouge, fired on during Thailand’s Black May, snakebit in the jungle, beset by ghosts in the city, entombed with a legendary sword in Burma, living under Siamese skies… These are one young man’s unexpected true adventures from the latter years of the twentieth century in the Asian Tiger era.
In Last Century, Ron Morris recounts his extraordinary experiences in a region still shaking off the legacies of the Cold War and emerging from isolation. It was a frenetic world undergoing an economic boom, but also an isolated outpost for lost souls. There, anything was possible–fortunes, dreams and visions, and the challenge of becoming a man in the ancient and modern landscapes of a new world.
“Every one of us was a bystander, passively hearing of the dangerous exploits, the alcoholism, and the panicked actions of others. To be involved risked getting swept into another’s vortex of insanity. If there was one thing the expat wanted was to go down under his own distinct weight— weight accrued and borne privately. Sympathizing with another risked too much introspection about one’s own march towards oblivion.”
Combining the mundane, the supernatural, the accidental and the dangerous, Last Century is an unforgettable series of tales of coming of age in the days of the Asian Tigers.
“Mr. Morris takes the reader on a journey through Asia’s back alleys and little-known places, giving an added dimension to a familiar region. I, for one, learned much about lands I thought I already knew well. Well worth it.” (Steve Van Beek, author of “Bangkok Then and Now”)
“Many darker sides of Thailand uncovered which help getting a better understanding of the country.” (Daniel Desjardins, Guides de voyage Ulysse)