This book is a whole lot of fun!
I've been over there, and I feel the writer has caught the experience and "vibe' of it really well!
I agree with the writer, if you are wondering how come your friends keep going over there, or what you need to know to enjoy being there, read this book.
It is quite funny and entertaining, which is more than I can say about that wildly overpriced Lonely Planet stuff!
Lots of fun experiences and info! Tiger Temple for me!
Quite an entertaining experience!
I'm a Southeast Asia traveler and have often wondered at the lack of happy fiction that comes out of that happy continent!
Well, String Theory helps fill the void since Alex Garlands The Beach came out. Not that that was cheerful, though the movie was good!
Anyhow, String Theory mixes absurdity, fantasy, sex, Thailand, Bali, surfing, time travel, and general wacky characters to produce a very pleasant afternoons worth of reading.
May start off a little slow, but then it hits rocket sled/Marx Brothers speed.
Recommended, especially if you've ever walked down those Bangkok streets and wondered where was the Jackalope!
A really entertaining experience!
Evil talking animals from the future, a Jackalope whose non -existence doesn't prevent him from attempting to destroy the universe, Bangkok markets and pretty girls with telepathy, surfers and their talking horse friends, Bali, Bangkok, And that's just for starters!
Starts a little slow-a Bear from the Future attempts to assassinate an American expat,- then takes off like a rocket sled full of mushrooms.
Lots of fun, and armchair traveling experience also! Recommended!
Does a real good job of putting ones options on the bamboo table at the beach side cafe!
I've been over there and can confirm what the author says...it is better over in Southeast Asia, whether you go for a month or just stay over there!
Clearly written, clearly though out, written in a clear and amusing style.
Meet you for Singha beers over there, mate!