A number of friends read the book as it was taking shape, so I have received plenty of comments along the way. Most have been positive and the only person who really hated it, was kind enough to explain exactly why. A second draft quickly followed. My favourite review, was from a lady called Lucy. I had given the book to her husband and he inadvertently loaded it onto her IPad. She was kind enough to say it was “unputdownable”. Lucy also informed her husband that if he had any plans to visit Thailand without her, he could forget them.
Barry Kenyon at Pattaya Today describes it as "one of the best of its kind" and "hilarious". Read the full review here - How Sexy is Pattaya?
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Amazon.co.uk has some good reviews - here
Amazon.com has the following:
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific read...laughed, cried and loved. November 29, 2012
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What a great collection of stories from beginning to end. Was sorry when it was all over. Anyone that loves Thailand or has even just been there will enjoy this one. A wonderful insight into the Land of Smiles and its people and even those that go there.
Heavily based on the tourist city of Pattaya and all it's intrigue. A great mixed bag of characters and emotions.
Matt Carrel is a great story teller. Like the heading says, he makes u laugh, cry and love.
Buy it and enjoy.
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Loved the book, entertaining, insightful, very good writing and great representation of Thailand. Looking forward to more from this author!