And with a whole cast of characters to chose from it makes an exciting tale. Cariamiformes seriemas and relatives Falconiformes falcons and relatives Psittaciformes parrots Passeriformes perching birds.
The book captures that dichotomy to a tee. It's a terrific murder mystery from someone who knows Thailand inside out. Jun 11, Dave Eisenstark rated it it was amazing. The setting of this shocking mystery is Hell itself, ironically renamed "Fun City," somewhere in Thailand. Not for the squeamish, it brews up a stew of drugs, prostitution and mutilation, seasoned by a Noir cynicism so thick you might not care for the taste at first. But stick with it and a savory, satisfying meal is there to be had.
I look forward to discovering the other Joe Dylan mysteries. It's a whole different world--thanks to James A. Newman for revealing it to those of us who are stuck el The setting of this shocking mystery is Hell itself, ironically renamed "Fun City," somewhere in Thailand. Newman for revealing it to those of us who are stuck elsewhere on the planet. Apr 17, Alasdair Mcleod rated it it was amazing. Rich, gritty descriptions stud the action and paint a vivid picture of the corrupt city of the story.
Detective Joe Dylan slogs through the haze of his own brokenness and addiction, and we can't help but wonder if he will manage to overcome his personal demons in time to solve the case Dec 12, Norma rated it it was amazing. Audiobook ""Sounds like you lived in the gutter Mr. It depicts the sordid side of Fun City, chosen home of ex pats from various countries, of prostitutes and the disillusioned, and corrupt officials.
I wouldn't want to live there but it certainly makes for some gloriously quirky characters. A viscous murder has taken place, a call girl dismembered an Format: A viscous murder has taken place, a call girl dismembered and brutalized.
A young suspect is arrested, held awaiting trial - which could be two years in the future. His mother, rich and once a photographic model known as the White Flamingo, is desperate to have him released and persuades the drug addicted, one time alcoholic Dylan to find the real culprit, the only way that the police will let the son go. As well as being filled with fully rounded, if flawed, protagonists each pursuing their own agendas, this book is descriptively visual with rooms and scenes springing into focus with the use of the minimum of words.
It gets inside the characters' heads, their emotions and sorrows past and present, as initially the storyline takes us from person to person. Good dialogue, too, as the action progresses and we mostly follow the detective hired to find the killer as he struggles with his personal demons whilst trying to track down the city's own Jack the Ripper.
Although the author tells small parts of the story from the killer's perspective, this is a proper mystery story, the identity unknown until the end.
And with a whole cast of characters to chose from it makes an exciting tale. The narrator, Nicholas Patrella, is masterful in his giving voice individually to so many, bringing them to life and imbuing each with greater personality even than that which has already been written. Different accents needed, too and all good, with the possible exception of the London cockney, but even here the man is invested with such distinction it really doesn't matter.
Patrella's whole reading of the text and dialogue is perfectly suited to the pace and style of this dark story, and a joy to hear. It was a thoroughly enjoyable listen and one I would definitely recommend to a! I had not previously encountered any of James Newman's books but will certainly be looking out for them in the future. Hayden Miles rated it really liked it Nov 08, Joedylan Newman rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Paul Brazill rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Madokdok rated it really liked it Nov 12, Shaunda rated it did not like it Aug 27, Peter Lenderink rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Rod Pyle rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Sean Smith rated it really liked it Nov 16, Eugene Carson rated it did not like it Sep 30, Rich rated it liked it Apr 17, Richard Turko rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Tom Vater rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Simon Palmer rated it really liked it Mar 23, Matt Swift rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Rajit rated it liked it Jan 25, Alan rated it liked it Aug 24, Andrew rated it liked it Dec 27, Originally published year is wrong 3 13 Mar 18, Correct "Originally Published" Year 2 15 Nov 19, Newman has worked as a litigation insurance broker, a copy-writer, an English teacher, a movie extra in Bollywood, a rare book dealer, a rainforest tour guid JAMES A.
Newman has worked as a litigation insurance broker, a copy-writer, an English teacher, a movie extra in Bollywood, a rare book dealer, a rainforest tour guide, and an importer of cheese and wine. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his family, is kind to certain animals and is very much involved with the local art scene, writing books, reviewing plays, hosting literary events and supporting writers and artists. His novel the White Flamingo has been optioned for adaptation into a motion picture.
Newman is busy writing the screenplay and working with authors as content editor of Spanking Pulp Press. Visit the author at www. Books by James A.
Trivia About The White Flamingo. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The White Flamingo. The road brought with it beer and cigarettes. The road brought Coca-Cola and disposable razors. The road brought all the wonderful things that we westerners know and hold close.
But where did the road go? A few of the younger men decided to find out. They rode a buffalo cart along the road until they came to a town and then a train station. They hid in a bunch of rice sacks and took the train to the city, to the lights, to the jobs.
There was this thing called money, with it you could buy stuff. You could gamble, drink, and be merry. After a period of two years, one of the young men returned to the village driving a new car. He showed the villagers all the beautiful things that he had bought. He said that there was work for everyone in the cities. He took another young man and two young women with him. They were pretty in a rural way and very hungry for money. The food is really nice, and there is a lot to choose from.
The salads are exceptional. If you are in the neighborhood, give it a try! Is a elegant place for the location with a very old decor ,food is expensive ,and is average , the service is good and always they have tables without waiting. I do not recommend this restaurant for dinner.
The waitress wasn't familiar with the menu or the wine list, and they didn't have a lot of the choices. They advertise a full bar but they only have beer and wine. The cook didn't know if We have been going here several times a year for 8 years.
We love the owner, Evelyn, who treats you like family the minute you walk through the door. We also adore, Eddie, the pianist that plays each Friday night and Saturday night. The "White Flamingo Restaurant" is one fun and romantic evening. My girl and I have fallen into the restaurant's 'Casablanca' motif. The food and service are great.
The restaurant has arched walls, paintings, carved wood, chandeliers and flowered columns. The tables have 2 cloths and All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. White Flamingo Is this your business? Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info. Does this restaurant offer takeout or food to go? Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant?
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] Local cops are dirty and the son of a famous 70’s pin up girl known as The White Flamingo looks good for the crime. American Detective and smack fan, Joe Dylan is hired to wade through the seedy underbelly of Thailand to catch the real killer and set her son free.4/5. The White Flamingo: Jack the Ripper in South East Asia (Joe Dylan Crime Noir Book 3) - Kindle edition by James Newman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The White Flamingo: Jack the Ripper in South East Asia (Joe Dylan Crime Noir Book 3).Reviews: The greater flamingo is the tallest of the 6 different species of flamingos, standing at to feet ( to m) with a weight up to pounds ( kg), and the shortest flamingo species (the lesser) has a height of feet ( m) and weighs pounds ( kg).