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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Books set on Ko Phi Phi Island, THAILAND

We were really pleased to come across these two books about the islands of Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh in Krabi Province, Thailand. Such a beautiful place, sadly devastated by the Tsunami of 2004, but up and running again and welcoming tourists. If you click on the Tripfiction logo below and you will be taken to our blogpost on Phuket, which adds a couple more fabulous reads that evoke this part of Thailand.

Let Not the Waves of the Sea by Simon Stephenson tells the sobering story of one brother visiting the island after his brother Dominic's death in the Tsunami of  December 2004 and how he and his family come to terms with such a premature and devastating event. The book was serialised on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

Cross Currents by John Shors sets the scene so incredibly well for Thai island life, the smells, the cuisine, the heat, the tropical downpours and is a great example of what TripFiction is about.

And no list of books set on Koh Phi Phi would be complete without Alex Garland's The Beach. In our ever-shrinking world, where popular Western culture seems to have infected every nation on the planet, it is hard to find even a small niche of unspoiled land--forget searching for pristine islands or continents. This is the situation in Alex Garland's debut novel, The Beach. Human progress has reduced Eden to a secret little beach near Thailand. In the tradition of grand adventure novels, Richard, a rootless traveller rambling around Thailand on his way somewhere else, is given a hand-drawn map by a madman who calls himself Daffy Duck. He and two French travellers set out on a journey to find this paradise.

And to see all our books set in Thailand click here 

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