Dr. William L. Gibson is based in Jakarta. His book In the Land of Pagodas, a scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez's book of travels through China in 1899, was published in February 2017 by NIAS Press. William's novel Singapore Red, the final installment in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Malaya, was published in January 2017 by Monsoon Books. Albums from William's experimental sound project, Third World Skull Candy, are available from BitPulse Records. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com.
The Blackened Eyes of the Movie Men With No Name | 24 Feb 2014 // 8:14 PM
Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.
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The sixth novel in John Burdett's Bangkok detective series is a dispiriting, dismaying mess. Is there still hope for recovery or is the series in a death spiral?
The Absolution of Paul Theroux's 'Saint Jack' in a World Lacking Irony | 6 Oct 2016 // 8:00 PM
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.