By Colin Cotterill
“[Cotterill’s] tales might waft via on their humor and lovely characters, however the cause his books come alive, the explanation his sequence remains to be worthy examining, is the author's deep knowing of those humans and their appealing, afflicted land. This intensity permits him to convey us there for a quick holiday, make us suppose, and nonetheless preserve us guffawing. Like Dr. Siri, Colin Cotterill has a marginally of magic approximately him.”—The Boston Globe
“Cotterill’s technique in Curse of the Pogo Stick—so measured and offhand—actually achieves a awesome feat: It cuts via all of the never-again media saturation genocidal regimes frequently generate, and it makes us take observe once again. We finish up worrying approximately Cotterill’s characters, simply because they’re more often than not both respectable or at the very least understandably wrong and consequently human. via averting the nastiness and nihilism of noir, they succeed in a sympathetic, soulful fact writers hardly ever pull off.”—Paste Magazine
“Cotterill’s ironic pen [is] as sharp as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews
Auntie Bpoo, the transvestite fortune-teller of Vientiane, Laos, has foretold that the seventy-three-year-old newlywed Dr. Siri and his both mature bride can have youngsters via the tip of the yr. while Siri is helping Hmong villagers in danger, the prediction comes real.
Colin Cotterill, writer of 5 earlier books within the Dr. Siri Paiboun sequence, lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, together with his spouse. His books were e-book experience choices, and he gained the Dilys Award for Thirty-Three Teeth.
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