Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, and what one can learn from crime novels
“`So I’m going to fill in a gap in your knowledge. We French have been here since the last century. We imported the Vietnamese to run the civil administration of the colony."
“`The French were in Cambodia for fifty years before they built the first school,'” said Calvino."
"This was Ratana’s Thai way of not just showing loyalty for her boss but taking a much larger step, bringing him into the kinship fold—where family looked after family, checking and double-checking on their safety, consulting with other family members."
Photos by your humble blogkeeper, Peter Rozovsky
except for the one obviously by someone else.
*"These strongmen had the unquestioned right over the peasant population. Who among them would have cared about the fate of one such girl? Hundreds of Khmers were stepping on land mines every day of every week, and it looked like that would keep on happening for the indefinite future."
|Me and Christoper G. Moore |
at Bangkok's Check Inn 99.
"She giggled. `You’re cute.'"
That just might remind you of Philip Marlowe and Carmen Sternwood in The Big Sleep.
© Peter Rozovsky 2015