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 Moe » Mon May 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Ah, maybe I'll put that off for a bit then. Too much of what I've been reading of late has been a bit heavy...
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Gator » Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 am

John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Moe wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:14 pm
The author of that book (and I agree that it is a good read) is Robert Mason. He's written a sequel - Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam, that I have not read yet, but it looks interesting.
I read both. The sequel is depressing, he gets caught dealing marijuana and goes to jail for years.
Spoiler alert.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by John Bingham » Tue May 15, 2018 10:39 pm

Gator wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 am
John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Moe wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:14 pm
The author of that book (and I agree that it is a good read) is Robert Mason. He's written a sequel - Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam, that I have not read yet, but it looks interesting.
I read both. The sequel is depressing, he gets caught dealing marijuana and goes to jail for years.
Spoiler alert.
It pretty tells you that in the final part of Chickenhawk anyway. The sequel just goes into detail.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Gator » Wed May 16, 2018 1:06 am

John Bingham wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Gator wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 am
John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Moe wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:14 pm
The author of that book (and I agree that it is a good read) is Robert Mason. He's written a sequel - Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam, that I have not read yet, but it looks interesting.
I read both. The sequel is depressing, he gets caught dealing marijuana and goes to jail for years.
Spoiler alert.
It pretty tells you that in the final part of Chickenhawk anyway. The sequel just goes into detail.
Just my lame attempt at a joke. I'll have to get the first book. Sounds interesting.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Mr. Yuck » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:28 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.
Would be very interested in hearing that podcast as well. Any chance you could put me in touch with the author? Im writing a similar book about my time in saudi arabia and would like to bounce some questions off him.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by garbagebags » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 am

Mr. Yuck wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:28 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.
Would be very interested in hearing that podcast as well. Any chance you could put me in touch with the author? Im writing a similar book about my time in saudi arabia and would like to bounce some questions off him.
Would be interested in the podcast, and also a PM if you ever finish your book.
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Re: Re-reading Amit Gilboa's "Off the Rails in Phnom Penh"

Post by Mr. Yuck » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:18 pm

Hey there. Sure. Book is finished and coming out on Monsoon books. Should be available in a month or two. It’s called “Saudi Arabia Undercover”
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