I Woke Up Feeling Thailand

Starrs, D. Bruno (2004) I Woke Up Feeling Thailand. [Textual Work]

This is the latest version of this eprint.



Thailand has many attractions. For Candy, straight from a Texas trailer park, it's the cheap drugs. For Leo, a hip-hoppin' California dude, it's the cheap drugs and the cheap sex. For Bayard, a pompous graduate of Cambridge with a major in Inconsequential Semantics, it's the opportunity to make a small fortune out of the English teaching industry ... on the cheap. But for all three, Thailand is where blue-eyed blonde Westerners such as they have been mysteriously disappearing ...

"A remarkable new talent. Starrs' hilarious parody of Westerners adrift in small town Thailand is destined to become a backpacker's favourite. It is by turns; funny, heartbreaking and sad." - Barry Scott, author of "Love and Wigs: Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond".

"Part travelogue, part horror fiction is this work set in the bowels of that beautiful country of Thailand. It's a gritty story that peels back the layers of this culture and the depths to which the impoverished go to survive. It's not far-fetched but gruelling." - Wendy O'Hanlon, Australian Provincial Newspapers.

This is the author's first full-length novel and it was published by Sid Harta Publishers, Hartwell, Vic., in 2004.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

1,387 since deposited on 17 Jun 2008
131 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 13811
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Thailand, ESL, Cheap drugs, Cheap sex
ISBN: 1877059773
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > South-East Asian Languages (excl. Indonesian) (200314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS (220400) > Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions (220406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English as a Second Language (200303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 D. Bruno Starrs
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2011 22:26

Available Versions of this Item

  • I Woke Up Feeling Thailand. (deposited 17 Jun 2008) [Currently Displayed]

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page