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Book Review-TIGER LILY OF BANGKOK IN LONDON--Owen Jones

Monday, May 18, 2015


Lily is at it again--she just can not stand the thought of child abusers getting away with their horrendous deeds. She can not get past what happened in her own life and even with her Buddhist background and knowledge of Karma is drawn into attempting to rid the world of pedophiles! Extremely inventive (she crafts her own murder weapons) and her body which has been trained in various methods as well she becomes embroiled in ridding the world of at least a couple more pedophiles.

At heart Lily is truly a good person (although her past has made her a stone cold killer), working towards becoming a doctor and when she meets up with a teen "gang" manages to convince them and helps them to turn their lives around--then she find out they know who abused them--Yes--Tiger Lily was reborn--this time in London.

Although I know that it is wrong to kill I can't help but cheer Lily on--I wonder how many actually would agree with me. You should enjoy this sequel to Tiger Lily of Bangkok (see my review here). I am hoping their will be a third in this series!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

After the devastating effect her rampage had on her own life and the citizens of Bangkok in her early days as a medical student there, Lily's life quietened, and she settled down to her studies. After two years, she won a scholarship to work in Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London and moved there without Ron, who continued his education in Bangkok.

'Tiger Lily of Bangkok in London' picks up her story in her second of two years as a student doctor at the hospital. She loves her job there, and gets on well with the staff and children patients alike, but she has no friends outside work.

On one of her days off, she reads an article in the Sunday Times about organised paedophile rings in London involving the very establishment of the country itself and it incenses her.

She can either ignore it or get involved.

Her first reaction is to avoid re-arousing the Demon that had possessed her in Bangkok only a couple of years earlier, but when she meets fellow victims of child abuse, the die seems cast.

This story is not for the squeamish, but does not describe acts of child abuse. It does, however, make frequent references to notorious scenes of child abuse, especially the infamous 'Meat Rack' on Piccadilly Circus in central London.

Many of the issues raised are still under police enquiry at the time of writing, although few people expect anything to come from them.

Shame on our so-called leaders, who would rather protect the powerful abusers than the powerless abused!

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here


About the Author: (from Amazon)


Owen Jones was born in Barry, South Wales, where he lived until going to Portsmouth to study Russian at 18. After finishing his degree, he moved to s'Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands where he lived for ten years.

At 32, Owen moved back to Barry to work with in his family's construction company, first as a painter and then as a director, or, as the bank once corrected him, a painter and decorator. He was also office manager for ten years.

At the age of 50 Owen moved to Thailand to live with a Thai girl that he met while there on holiday. He married the woman and now lives in her village of birth in remote northern Thailand.

As Owen puts it: 'Born in the Land of Song, living in the Land of Smiles'.

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46 comments :

Angelic Sinova said...

Tiger Lily of Bangkok in London definitely sounds like an interesting book! I'll have to add it to my 'must read' list for this summer. I can't wait to read all these new books <3

Amanda Love said...

I don't think I've ever read any of these "Lily" books and hearing you say that you cheer her, I now want to read it. Sounds like a really good book I can totally get into.

Kristi Corrigan said...

I love finding new books to read. I've never heard of this one, I'll have to put it on my list.

NAZMA IQBAL said...

i was lookng for some good book to read this summer.This one seems to be really a nice bookSo thank you for sharing your review.I will lokk for it.(brook)

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like some awesome beach reading material. I am going to add this to my summer reading list :)

Scott said...

I think I recall you reviewing one earlier in the series. Didn't realize it was continuing!

Carmen Perez said...

Sounds like a very interesting read. A good book to add to my summer reading list for the beach this summer!

Jennifer Juro said...

This book sounds like an interesting story line! I love to find new books to read I will have to put put this one my list to read!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

This sounds like an interesting story line - one I haven't heard anything like lately. Definitely a series I'll be considering for summer reading.

Maria said...

Lily sounds like she leads a very interesting life! The series sounds very interesting. Glad there are more to the series!

Liz Mays said...

She sure has a passion for her purpose, doesn't she? I'm sure I'd be rooting her along as well! It sounds good!

monica said...

This one is new to me! Thanks, as always, for helping to grow my reading list. I LOVE series books - there is always something to look forward to. Have a great day and can't wait to see what is next.

Jeff said...

I've never read any of these books before but this one in particular sounds very interesting. It almost sounds like it could be a true story.

Mama to 5 said...

I love books like this. Sounds very suspenseful!

Heather Jones said...

Sounds like a great read. I love when people take a tragedy in their own life and attempt to make the world a better place by helping others get through them.

Miranda Myrabev said...

Definitely sounds like an interest book which will definitely bring out all different views.

Lydia Filgueras said...

I don't think this one is for me, but that's ok because I have a full list a the moment :)

bxcrochet said...

Sounds like a great book. It's good to read about a woman hero.

Michelle F

Amanda McMahon said...

I have been to another area of Thailand... I know trafficking is a huge problem there... sickening!

Michele D said...

Sounds like a great book to read. Never heard of the title until now. Great review.

Chubskulit Rose said...

MUst be really good for you to cheer on Tiger Lily for killing. Sounds very interesting.

Rae Perez said...

interesting to read this great book, I feel relax when I am reading a book like this.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I've heard mixed reviews about this book. The content certainly seems to be unique and intriguing.

Jamie Sanders said...

Sounds really good, I'll have to add this one to my list.

Crystal said...

This is a little darker of a subject than I typically read, but it sounds so interesting. I would like to know more about her plans.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Well, you won't hear me crying for the murdered pedophiles. Sounds like a suspenseful book!

Sandra Shaffer said...

I think I would cheer her on for justice! Sounds like I need to check this book out. I need a good one for my upcoming trip!

Sandra Shaffer said...

I would definitely cheer her on in her mission! Sounds like a book I won't put down. Perfect for my trip that's coming up!

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I love finding characters that span more than one book. And it sounds like a very interesting plot!

Housewife Eclectic said...

Sounds like a great read!

Franc Ramon said...

The book looks interesting and let's see where his scarred personality would get her. It seems like a book you'd love to read from end to end.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I love reading! I have never heard of this author before, though. Sounds interesting!

mail4rosey said...

The mission is a good one. The world would def. be a better place.

Lesley said...

Sounds like a great one to read by the pool. Adding it to my list.

Owen Jones said...

Hi,

I have really enjoyed reading your comments.
However I want to reveal something that I didn't tell Miki.
I will just copy a post I made elsewhere, if that's alright:

"Most non-Londoners have never heard of the Piccadilly Circus Meat Rack.
"Look it up if you dare.
"I am really not joking, it's a national disgrace.
"I'm talking about something huge and real, GOING ON RIGHT NOW - the very moment, whenever it is, that you are reading these words, with British kids and young visitors from abroad!"

Just Google it and tell me if I'm a liar :-(

I promise that you will never forget this very real phenomenon, and will look out for it from now on wherever in the world you live.

Mistee Dawn said...

Sounds like a very gripping read. It is a subject that a lot of people like to shy away from, but it is an important topic to discuss.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an amazingly interesting read indeed and one that seems to be hard to put down. I will have to get this series. Thanks for sharing.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

This sounds like an incredibly heart pounding read!

Maddi'sMommy said...

What a crazy story. I bet that woman is a force to be reckoned with!

Simplistically Living said...

I am not much of a reader but this sounds interesting!

Fiona said...

I've never heard of this book before, is it part of a series of books? It sounds like a very dark subject but I like that the main character is fighting for justice and karma for victims.

Cait Fore said...

I love reading your blog because you always share books I've never heard of before. This one too looks great!

Krystal Butherus said...

I actually really like the title of the book. It certainly drew me in. Will have to check this out!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

This sounds like an interesting book! Is it a series of adventure involving Lily?

Owen Jones said...
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Owen Jones said...

Tiger Lily of Bangkok in London is the sequel, but I know where she is going from here. I hope that I will have time to write it early in the New Year.
If she will wait that long...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
All the best,
Owen

 
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