The Death of a Thai Godfather

The Death of a Thai Godfather is a fictional story spanning three generations of the Parin family in northern Thailand.

Different cultures; different ideas of what a mafia really is.

We see the changes taking place within the Parin family. There are surprises at every turn of the plot. Will this family succeed in its desire and need to reform or will it become even stronger and more powerful. More
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About Matt Owens Rees

Are you sometimes surprised when visiting a foreign country? Do you like discovering a side of the people’s lives that tourists rarely see?

Matt Owens Rees has written extensively on Thais and Thailand.

Thailand Take 2 describes the main characteristics and differences between Thais and Westerners.

A Thailand Diary is a lighter read with more than 100 diary entries. You can take a virtual look inside the everyday lives and experiences of the Thai people, and how they and foreigners interact in this amazing country.

Through field research and discussions with Thais, either in normal conversation or in the lecture theatre, Matt Owens Rees presents a rich picture of the real Thailand: warts and all.

Despite not being similar in style, his books reflect on some of the observations in “Mai pen Rai Means Never Mind.” ln his opinion, the best book written on Thais and Thailand. Penned by Carol Hollinger in 1965, its insights are still very revealing and up to date. Sadly, Hollinger passed away at 45 years old before she could see her best selling book in print.

Thailand Take 2 and A Thailand Diary are dedicated to her.

You can follow Matt Owens Rees at, his twitter address is @mattowens355, and you can email him at
His Chiangmai, Thailand Facebook page is Matt Owens and his Amazon author address is:


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This review is from: Thailand Take 2 (Kindle Edition) Amazon,

"Insightful and informative.Much more than a glimpse into a fascinating people and culture. A must read for a visitor with more than a casual interest as a tourist."

There are a few unusual twists in the book particularly when some Thai characters are introduced. Available on Smashwords, all Amazon sites, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo

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