Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by John Bingham » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:34 am

The reviews on that Amazon page are funny.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Jerry Atrick » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:59 am

LTO wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:54 pm
Some truth, some fiction, some in-between, from the POV of a gutter dwelling rat.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by superferret » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:00 pm

LTO wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:54 pm
Some truth, some fiction, some in-between, from the POV of a gutter dwelling rat.
What parts were the fiction and in-between?
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superferret wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:00 pm
LTO wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:54 pm
Some truth, some fiction, some in-between, from the POV of a gutter dwelling rat.
What parts were the fiction and in-between?
As LTO is unable to reply, may he RIP, I would say that for the most part it was pretty accurate. The fiction is Gilboa describing what everyone else is up to, while he is just a quiet non-partaking observer.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:04 am

“When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn’t like it,” Clinton said. “I didn’t inhale, and I didn’t try it again"

i fond much of the book 90% spot on even compared to my early trips in 1999
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 am

it certainly shows many of the reasons that have tarnished the country's reputation even until today, long after the worst excesses were eliminated.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by RightLegDave » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 pm

I was just talking with Amit about a week ago. I actually appear as a character in his book "Off the Rails" as John from Canada (not my real name or country). I was living in Koh Kong from 1996-1999 and I can tell you that Amit's story is very accurate, at least as far as my part of the story goes. We've actually been asked to do a podcast together about the book and Cambodia in general at that time - it should be out quite soon if anyone is interested.
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Post by frank lee bent » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:39 pm

yes, definitely interested. thanks.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:38 pm

RightLegDave wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 pm
I was just talking with Amit about a week ago. I actually appear as a character in his book "Off the Rails" as John from Canada (not my real name or country). I was living in Koh Kong from 1996-1999 and I can tell you that Amit's story is very accurate, at least as far as my part of the story goes. We've actually been asked to do a podcast together about the book and Cambodia in general at that time - it should be out quite soon if anyone is interested.
yeah link it on here bro
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Post by smoke420 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:28 pm

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