Thaksin book now in Thai

1 04 2012

A regular reader tells PPT that journalist Tom Plate’s Giants of Asia: Conversations with Thaksin is now available in Thai, with the cover shown right.

The reader says that Kinokuniya and Asia Books are still refusing to carry the original English language version. The Thai version has apparently been put out with Matichon and was introduced at the Bangkok Book Fair this past weekend. The reader believes that Matichon believe they will sell hundreds of thousands of copies.

A review of the English-language version is available, although PPT has read the book and we are not as impressed as the reviewer. We felt that the reader learned more about Tom Plate than about Thaksin. Hopefully the basic factual errors have been fixed in the Thai-language version.

Because it is pro-Thaksin and because it has been controversial, PPT reckons that Matichon are right to think they will sell plenty of copies.


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