HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Private Dancer by Stephen Leather
Loading...

Private Dancer (edition 2005)

by Stephen Leather

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
886229,095 (3.81)1
Thailand, the Land of Smiles. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams: young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare... The disastrous course Pete embarks upon when he falls for Joy is all too obvious to his mates while Pete remains only vaguely aware that he may be just another tourist "ATM machine". The vanity of men knows no bounds and Pete's self-belief that Joy is really in need of salvation and that he is the man to deliver it triumphs over common sense. Pete increasingly loses his own sense of reality as he falls in love with Joy, wishes to save her from poverty and grasping mamasans, and blinkers himself to the reality of the world he has stepped into.… (more)
Member:cvedovini
Title:Private Dancer
Authors:Stephen Leather
Info:Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. (2005), Paperback, 288 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:thailand, society, bangkok, bar girls

Work details

Private Dancer by Stephen Leather

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
A male coworker of mine loved this book and recommended it to me and I did not particularly like it. I don't think is was badly written, I just didn't like the characters. ( )
  midkid88 | Dec 8, 2018 |
I think the book was well enough written and kept my interest, but I won't read it again. There were several times where I had to stop because it was repeating stories and cycles. Then, I was very disappointed with the ending even though I was very glad that one of the characters finally took control of the situation. I know those who loved it and will recommend it to others who might. ( )
  midkid88 | Sep 12, 2014 |
Dawn's staff pick for 5/19/13. ( )
  AReCafe | May 23, 2014 |
Review "Because of all of its local wisdom, Private Dancer ought to be made available to every tourist at port of entry."_Bangkok Post, Thailand_ "The best book regarding relationships with bargirls that you can ever read. This should be compulsory reading for all first-timers to Thailand."—_Pattaya Mail, Thailand_ About the Author Stephen Leather is also the author of 20 thrillers (published by Hodder & Stoughton) that have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including The Tunnel Rats, The Solitary Man and, more recently, Soft Target. Two of his novels, The Bombmaker and The Stretch have been filmed for television in the UK and he has written for TV shows such as London's Burning and the BBC's Murder in Mind. He resides in Dublin, Ireland. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Fascinating story about love and obsession, told from multiple points of view. A English travel writer falls for a bar girl in Bangkok and ends up giving way too much, maybe it's destiny, maybe it's a curse, but the relationship proves to be destructive for all involved.
  emigre | Mar 22, 2011 |
Showing 1-5 of 6 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Thailand, the Land of Smiles. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams: young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare... The disastrous course Pete embarks upon when he falls for Joy is all too obvious to his mates while Pete remains only vaguely aware that he may be just another tourist "ATM machine". The vanity of men knows no bounds and Pete's self-belief that Joy is really in need of salvation and that he is the man to deliver it triumphs over common sense. Pete increasingly loses his own sense of reality as he falls in love with Joy, wishes to save her from poverty and grasping mamasans, and blinkers himself to the reality of the world he has stepped into.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.81)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 2
4 6
4.5 1
5 5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 151,466,742 books! | Top bar: Always visible