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by Simon Lewis

eBook Border Run epub
  • ISBN: 0956308651
  • Author: Simon Lewis
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sort of; Main edition (April 1, 2012)
  • ePUB size: 1748 kb
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Simon Lewis has written an extremely interesting, captivating book set in one of the most secluded places on our . One person found this helpful.

Simon Lewis has written an extremely interesting, captivating book set in one of the most secluded places on our globe. Really worth the read, and not only for friends and lovers of Southeast Asia. I also fancied t he previous books written by Lewis Go and Bad Traffic very much.

Simon Lewis has written an extremely interesting, captivating book set in one of the most secluded places on our .

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Simon Lewis has written a gripping, amphetamine-paced novel about the hidden perils that can lurk in paradise, and the fine line that we draw for ourselves between what is civilized and what is no. .

Wake up. I’ve sorted us out a little adventure. I’ve been up for an hour already, and I’ve sorted us out this amazing opportunity. We’re going to a secret waterfall. You’ll want to pack a bag.

From the author of "Bad Traffic" (a "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize nominee), a fast-paced adventure novel about two young backpackers who find themselves in serious trouble in the jungle of Southeast Asia.

The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780956308658, 0956308651. Publisher: Sort Of. Print ISBN: 9780956308658, 0956308651.

Comments: (4)
Light out of Fildon
Jake and Will are a couple of American buds off on a backpacking tour of Southeast Asia. Southwest China first, then Laos and Thailand, then home.

While in China's Yunnan province, soon to cross into Laos, and with Burma "just over there", our two heroes meet up with Howard, a laid-back hippie dude who lives in the area. Howard promises a day's excursion to a waterfall off the beaten track near the border that tourists haven't yet discovered. Who knows, there might even be naked, native girls bathing in the pool under the falls. Local color, right? Yo, dog, we're in!

The sally-forth pretty much meets expectations until Jake accidently nails a rural customs cop with a crossbow. Then the day becomes a major bummer. Totally.

The focus of this unusual thriller by Simon Lewis is Will, a meek and timid type not comfortable with changes in plan or confrontations of any sort. Here in the jungle he finds he must take responsibility and man-up. Indeed, this is perhaps the overriding theme of BORDER RUN and is thus reminiscent of the 1971 film Straw Dogs (The Criterion Collection) though the two plots are vastly different and I'm not sure why I'm compelled to make the comparison. Perhaps senility and the fact that I loved the film for the lesson it taught about getting cornered and the loss of "civilized" escape routes.

In any case, BORDER RUN is an imaginative story of a series of events that spiral out of control through faulty perceptions, circumstance, and just plain bad luck. Will, who could likely represent a lot of us, is the lab rat that must react. I liked this book enough that I'll seek out the author's previous novel, Bad Traffic: A Novel (Inspector Jian).
Skilkancar
... will transform itself into a deadly adventure.

"Border Runs" are called the trips ex-pats in Thailand have to make initially every three months to renew their tourist Visas. They have to cross a border and go for a Visa extension in embassies or Visa offices in Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia.
But here the meaning of Border Run has an entirely new signification...

Here we have two backpackers - Jake and Will - on their gap year travel in a small village in Kunming, China, planning to take the bus to Laos or maybe Burma aka Myanmar. But they are also tired of the usual exotic fruit shakes and noodle soups and Mekhong whisky. And so, when an elderly hippie called Howard invites them on an excursion so really exotic that it will be their experience of a lifetime, to tell their grandsons..., they grab it.
Howard promises them a fun day, visiting local Chinese tribal people totally isolated from tourists along the Burmese border and visiting a unique waterfall only the locals know and go to swim. Howard is also insinuating that there will be some biiiig surprise they have never seen or met before. But surely he has an ulterior, very personal motive of his own that he's keeping hidden from both of the boys.
First they have contact with a soldier but being tourists, he lets them pass with Howard's old jeep. When they arrive at the secret place - yes, there are surprises for the boys, but then locals appear who obviously know Howard well. And a secret change of bags takes place...
And what follows then, is a Greece tragedy of faith and betrayal, lies and half-truths, which ends in a manhunt with tribal crossbows only the fittest can survive...

Simon Lewis has written an extremely interesting, captivating book set in one of the most secluded places on our globe. Really worth the read, and not only for friends and lovers of Southeast Asia.
I also fancied t he previous books written by Lewis Go and Bad Traffic very much.
Bandiri
Had never heard of Simon Lewis before stumbling upon this short novel, I really didn't have high expectations for this one, I just started reading it because there wasn't anything else much around to read at the time and it looked like a quick easy read. Being a travel tale set in the Chinese jungle (a location you don't come across to often in fiction) also piqued my interest so I thought why not give it a go. Glad I did, it was a great little tale, full of plot twists and turns, surprises, and certainly the what would you do if in this situation factor can be thrown in as well. Once you start and the first hurdle for one of the backpackers appears, you just want to keep turning the pages to see what happens next. I guess that can't put down factor also adds a fair bit of why I would say the ending wasn't quite up there with the rest of the novel, simply because the novel had been building towards it and I guess I just had such high expectations for it.

Admittedly it's a little hard to separate and form an individual picture in your mind of the two main characters since initially Jake and Will seem pretty similar. At times I didn't know which was which, not that this really mattered. It is only when morals come into play that as the story progresses where you start to be able to differentiate between the two. Even though the novel is set in China, I liked how the novel didn't waste a lot of time constantly pointing out little bits of trivia on the local culture or China in general as a lot of authors like to do to prove they've been there. There is just enough to push the story along, and really the story if ever turned into a movie or something could be set in a number of jungle filled countries, from a number of continents, with local populations who don't mix much with Western tourists.

If you're wondering what the basic plot of Border Run is about, basically one backpacker is persuaded to change their plans for the day by another, where instead of catching the bus across the border into Laos, they will instead join a local old hippie Western expat he met while buying noodles for breakfast, who has promised them a fun day, meeting local Chinese tribal people isolated from tourists along the Burmese border and visiting a unique isolated waterfall swimming spot that tourists never go to. Howard the hippie has also promised Jake the likelihood of something else which is why he's so keen on going, and Howard also obviously has an ulterior motive of his own that he's keeping hidden from both of the boys.

Border Run really is a great can't put down read, I'll definitely check out Lewis' previous two novels after enjoying this one so much.
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