The Cambodian Book of the Dead

The Cambodian Book of the Dead Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Cambodia A Country Re Emerges From A Half Century Of War, Genocide, Famine And Cultural CollapseGerman Detective Maier Travels To Phnom Penh, The Asian Kingdom S Ramshackle Capital To Find The Heir To A Hamburg Coffee EmpireAs Soon As The Private Eye And Former War Reporter Arrives In Cambodia, His Search For The Young Coffee Magnate Leads Into The Darkest Corners Of The Country S History A Beautiful, Scarred Woman With A Mythical And Frightening Past, A Khmer Rouge General, An Ex Pat Gangster, An Old Flame, A Man Eating Shark And A Gang Of Teenage Girl Assassins Lead The Detective Back In Time, Through The Communist Revolution To The White Spider, A Nazi War Criminal Who Hides Amongst The Detritus Of Another Nation S Collapse And Reigns Over An Ancient Khmer Temple Deep In The Jungles Of CambodiaMaier, Captured And Imprisoned, Is Forced Into The Worst Job Of His Life He Is To Write The Biography Of The White Spider, A Tale Of Mass Murder That Reaches From The Cambodian Killing Fields Back To Europe S Concentration Camps Or Die Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me. Maier, a German reporter turned detective goes to Cambodia to find the heir to a coffee fortune Maier s quest gets him entangled with a beautiful woman who s lovers inevitably die horribly, a Khmer Rouge general, and a Nazi war criminal called the White Spider Will Maier return from the killing fields or die trying First, the official business I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for reviewing it.This book and I did not really get along It s supposed to be a thriller but aside from a man being torn apart by a tiger shark, there aren t many thrilling bits in the first 50% of the book The story started taking off after that but by then, I had already soured on it.The book felt to me like Tom Vater has a great fascination with Cambodian history and culture While that s fine, some of it felt really out of place in a thriller and slowed the story down considerably By the time things picked up, I was ready for bad things to happen to Maier.Speaking of bad things, the second half of the book salvaged things a bit as Maier had people gunning for him and wound up drugged a couple times Another thing this book had going for it was the characters While I didn t think Maier was anything special, I loved Clarissa, and thought Les, Pete, and Kaley were multifaceted characters and very nicely done I also loved the little girl assassins The White Spider s background was also really good.Two stars It was okay but the pace in the first half killed it for me.

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  • 257 pages
  • The Cambodian Book of the Dead
  • Tom Vater
  • English
  • 01 August 2019

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