more than twenty years, Christopher G. Moore has been writing about
the history, culture and politics of Southeast Asia, in particular Thailand.
The Cultural Detective is a behind-the-scene view into Moore’s
this selection of essays, Moore discusses with the humor and insight
that he has become famous for. He draws widely on anthropology, neurology,
psychology, ethnography, history and recent political conflicts.
new to Moore’s work will find an entertaining and discerning author
worth getting to know better, while fans will recognize an echo of his
essayist’s voice and perspective from his novels.
is perhaps a judge of excellence that I would pull down one book from
the shelves, read it again, and thoroughly enjoy it once more? If so,
then The Cultural Detective by Christopher G. Moore (ISBN 978-616-90393-8-9,
Heaven Lake Press, 2011) is an excellent book. Not only a good book,
but for me, the best book reviewed in 2011.”