by Steve Rosse
Independently published, 246 pages, 2020. https:amazon.com
by Leonard H. Le Blanc III
When any writer reaches national, even international, stature they name a geographic area, genre or whole subject after them. Examples are sufficient. Southwestern U.S. Navajo Lands are simply known as “Tony Hillerman Country.” Parts of England are known as “Jane Austin County.” The Cold War spy genre has been called “John Le Carre Land” for decades. Len Deighton, Frederick Forsyth and Joseph Conrad all have their names tagged in showing ownership of something major in the print world.
Now we will have to call Phuket Island “Steve Rosse Land.” (Not sure how the Thai government will react to that redesignation, hopefully they won’t mind.) Steve has penned another classic page turner with his latest work of written art, “Leaving Thailand – A Memoir.” It is a wistfully nostalgic, heartfelt, hilariously funny, and deeply insightful take of Steve’s untimely departure from the LOS 24 years ago. However, as no good deed goes unpunished, Steve will grace us with his presence shortly. Welcome back Steve! (About darn time!) Break a leg!