Pause in the Blog
I will be back in this space on 5th October. It is time to take a short break. I need to go through the new Calvino (The Risk of Infidelity Index) one last time (5th draft), do some promotion of titles in foreign translation, and complete the first draft of Bangkok Noir, a non-fiction title with photographs by Ralf Tooten.
In C.J. Moore’s In Other Words, he defines the Chinese term renao as a combination of loud noise (especially shouting and banging) and stirring up trouble. It is a positive word in Chinese. The same applies in Thai culture. Loud noise at temple fairs is evidence of lively, happy people.
For the next couple of weeks (after completing the tasks above) I am going to somewhere quiet, sit under a shade tree and read.