Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bringing Angkor to life

John Burgess signs a copy of A Woman of Angkor
A couple of pictures from the book launch of A Woman of Angkor tonight at Monument Books. The author John Burgess gave the audience an insight into his first novel, which took ten years to complete, saying that the hardest part was to tell a convincing, readable story that brought all the strands together in a successful conclusion. In my opinion, I think he did it extremely well. Using the first person to tell the story of Sray and the events surrounding the reign of King Suryavarman in the 12th Century, John has produced a 500-page book of fiction that brings those times to life. I urge everyone to buy a copy. I also loved his first book, Stories in Stones and according to John, he's currently working on something similar for the temple of Preah Vihear. I can't wait to read it.
Renewing acquaintances with the author, John Burgess

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