“I bought your book, Behind The Smile, and enjoyed it tremendously. Your writing style is the sort that I like, it does not take my mind away from the story or the characters. You certainly give the impression that the book was written with fluency although I am sure you spent a lot of time playing with it.
The book is a good read and an accurate description of the world of a Thai bar worker. It is very hard to come to terms with how bar girls live as our cultures are so very different. We may have met at the same place but we took very different routes to get there. There is very little common ground to build upon. This book gives a real insight into their lives, hopes and aspirations.
I would recommend this to anyone with a Thai girlfriend, not as a warning but as a help in understanding her life. If it saves one argument then it’s money well spent. I think it would dispel a lot of prejudices if more people read it, if only those with prejudices cared enough to buy it. If you ever do a sequel put me down for one.”