Sunday, October 27, 2013

G145 E-Reading Book Review of An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven David Justin Sills

Name of Book: An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

Author: Steven David Justin Sills

ISBN: 9781475122336

Publisher: Alcibiades Press

Type of book: Train travel, homosexuality, marital problems, Thailand, artist, Laos

Year it was published: 2012


This is the story of a successful artist in Thailand on a journey into Laos, seeking to discard relationships of the past and embark on something new


This has similarities with with Tokyo to Tijuana; that of a man realizing he's gay and endless put downs of romance, love and becoming connected to a partner as well as repetition of same ideas and so forth. The good news is that the book is much shorter, but it continues to be frustrating as well, although not as frustrating as Tokyo to Tijuana. Basically a playboy artist named Nawin travels on a train and meets a Laotian man whom he likes and the two spend the trip together while he reflects over and over and over over his age (forty) his broken marriage and the death of a woman named Kimberly from post partum depression. Its a philosophical work, but I have to admit that once more the used words really put me off from enjoying it.

 Quick notes: I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book.

1 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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