Press Release: The Age of Dis-Consent


The Age of Dis-Consent

By Christopher G. Moore

Publication date: 9 February 2015


B-Format | Baht 495 | Pages: 328

ISBN: 978-616-7503-31-8

Publisher: Heaven Lake Press (2015)

In the follow up to The Cultural Detective, Faking It in Bangkok, and Fear and Loathing in Bangkok, Moore pays caring and critical homage to his residence of choice by diagnosing some of Thailand’s discontents and offering subtle remedies for readers to tease out. The essays in The Age of Dis-Consent range from political conflict to violence and criminal investigations in the digital age, to cultural upheavals, cognitive science and writing, including essays about Orwell, Kafka, and Henry Miller.


Advance Praise

“This delectable potpourri of essays uncommonly fuses Thai politics and society with literary strands and broader reflections on crime, culture and violence. Readers will find the book accessible in parts or as a whole, as it traverses a rare and eclectic range of genres.”

—Thitinan Pongsudhirak, leading political analyst and professor at Chulalongkorn University.


“At one level, Moore’s book is a sober guide through the labyrinth of madness that is present-day Thailand. At a deeper level, it is an intelligent deconstruction of the world’s nameless chaos through a close reading of culture, law, crime, digital revolution, and other invisible forces in whose grip we have no choice but to endure.”

—Kong Rithdee, prominent political columnist


“There are many people out there beating a drum with no shortage of followers. Christopher G. Moore deciphers the beats of those drums as well as anyone and makes readers realize the tune is more complicated than mere vibrations. There are more than enough reasons to add The Age of Dis-Consent to your reading list and bookshelf. To steal a line from both Lucian and Christopher found in the final chapter, I had a lovely time reading it and readers who enjoy thought provoking essays will too.” –Kevin Cummings, People’s Things Literature.


About the Author

Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian novelist and essayist who lives in Bangkok. He has written 25 novels, including the award-winning Vincent Calvino series and the Land of Smiles Trilogy. The German edition of his third Vincent Calvino novel, Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, won the German Critics Award (Deutsche Krimi Preis) for International Crime Fiction in 2004 and the Spanish edition of the same novel won the Premier Special Director’s Book Award Semana Negra (Spain) in 2007. The second Calvino novel, Asia Hand, won the Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback in 2011. The previous collections of his essays are The Cultural Detective and Faking It in Bangkok. For more information about his books, visit his website: www.cgmoore.com.


Further information

To arrange an interview with Christopher G. Moore or to request a review copy or additional information, please contact Heaven Lake Press Editorial Department:

Email: editorial@heavenlakepress.com

Telephone: 02-260-1600

Fax: 02-260-4578

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