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June 14, 2013 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Something tells me going looking for him might not end well.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:16 AM on June 14, 2013

I had an opportunity to visit his house in Bangkok a few weeks ago. It's beautiful, of course, and worth checking out. The mystery around the man doesn't hurt.
posted by smorange at 11:27 AM on June 14, 2013

Yes, the Jim Thompson house is fun to visit if you find yourself in Bangkok. Such a wild and adventurous life he had. It's been interesting to follow the recent speculation about him (not sure where it's all coming from? He disappeared in 1967, not 1963 or '73).
posted by librarylis at 12:02 PM on June 14, 2013

He left the bathtub running over. Stereo on and cookin' bacon; never came back to tell us why.
posted by perianwyr at 12:30 PM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

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posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 12:51 PM on June 14, 2013

Heh. I thought this was about the writer, in which case, "Alcoholism, diminishing pulp returns, and self-induced starvation."
posted by klangklangston at 12:59 PM on June 14, 2013 [9 favorites]

I grew up hearing about him. He was "a thing" all the way down the peninsula in the early 1970s... you know, for years there'd be Jim Thompson sightings in the local Malaysian papers, kinda like Bigfoot.

Interesting they mention he's a Horse.
posted by infini at 1:18 PM on June 14, 2013

I was at the house a month ago or so. Gorgeous, for sure.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:18 PM on June 14, 2013

It is a beautiful house. It's remarkably small scale and closely bordered on all sides by the neighbours and the canal.
posted by arcticseal at 5:58 PM on June 14, 2013

Been to the place he had disappeared from in Cameron Highlands. Thought the story of him disappearing was the last hint if ,wilderness in a over-commercialized urban wasteland that the place has now become; traffic snarls on weekends now extend from the foothills of the valley, well into all the three urban centers that form the Cameron Highlands. And the local government decided to setup a night market *in the middle of* the two-lane road that is the main thoroughfare there.

Loved the Jim Thompson brand silk t-shirts and ties though. Not the kind to seek them out personally, but someone gave them as a gift; the tees were nice and comfy, and lasted many years, and often thought the tie brought me luck (mostly a spurt of self confidence given that it was elegantly different from the red standard)
posted by the cydonian at 8:36 PM on June 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

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