Thomas Ray O’Brien is at it again, telling stories about his life in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the chicas and mongers who make up the ‘scene.’
Anyone who has not had the pleasure of visiting San Jose and consorting with working girls will find this book amusing as well as informative. Those who HAVE had the pleasure will likely nod their heads as they smile and think “yeah, that’s San Jose alright.”
Among the 25 chapters are stories about ruined orgies, a Britney Spears look-alike, a transvestite who wasn’t, some sweet, honest girls and some big time scammers.
You’ll also meet some of the gringos who enliven the scene with their ‘peculiar’ personalities, and more importantly, their money. My own particular favorite is the story of the transvestite who wasn’t, and her encounter with a couple of gringos. There are also a few scattered opinion pieces about the girls, the gringos, the scene and everything pertaining to it. if you are at all familiar with San Jose, you may know some of the folks in the book and will certainly recognize some of the stereotypical mongers and chicas therein.
An audiobook version of this is in process, but may be several months away, so if you are looking for some light and want it now, give this book a try. It can provide some diversion for those trapped in Gringolandia.