DCO Books, 2001, 3rd edition, 216 pages. www.dco.co.th
Anyone who comes to Thailand that does not first and firmly owns a very well developed sense of humour (of any type) will not be in for a very good time here, especially all the fun seekers in the numerous entertainment districts of Thailand. Fortunately for us, we have Collin Piprell do all the hard rock mining on the very wide vein of humour that resides in Thailand for us. So all we have to do is laugh uproariously, shake our heads in wry amusement and chuckle until our sides hurt. Collin Piprell has done all humanity a true public service in exposing all the complete absurdities, wildly improbable situations and ludicrous venues the Western protagonists all bring with them to the City of Angels, when they collide with the locals in the many watering holes that densely occupy most of Bangkok, always with hilarious results. Collin Piprell must have a Ph.D. in social anthropology. It has nailed it perfectly again. 5 stars!