Is this book REALLY a COMPLETE guide to sex tourism? No, it isn’t. If, somehow, someone had only vaguely heard about the existence of sex tourism, then this book might be of some slight value. Anybody actually reading this review already knows as much as there is in this book.
With the coming of self-publishing via eBook, anyone can write a book if they can figure out how to do a cover and (optionally) a table of contents. Subject matter aside, anybody who could get a ‘C’ in high school English and knows Microsoft Word can publish a book. And this book is proof.
To be fair, Praveen Kumar isn’t a terrible writer. He isn’t actually good, but he’s not awful. Some of the ‘books’ you will find doing a search on Amazon for ‘sex tourism’ are worse, some much worse. But I had the feeling that I was reading a guy who had done some mongering and a little reading and decided he TOO could write a book. Check out the table of contents:
•Introduction – 7
•Popular Destinations For Sex Tourism -10
•Female sex tourism -20
•Women Revealed The Craziest Sexual Experience-24
•Impacts of Sex Tourism -30
•Motivations for engaging in ‘sex tourism’ -33
•Thailand: Gayness, Bar boys, Lesbians And Sex Tourism -37
•Child Sex Tourism -41
•Truth About Sex Tourism -43
•Most Unfaithful countries -47
•Best but Strange facts -52
Kind of all over the place, I’d say. Ten pages about popular destinations, of which several are just pictures. Long sections on female sex tourism, most unfaithful countries and other hodgepodge. Four pages on Thailand, the only country that gets its own chapter. If that’s complete, then I’m the Duke of Earl.
So… bottom line, give this one a miss. Save your $3 and buy some hooker a beer in Pattaya, Rio, Tijuana or Sosua. A much better investment.