Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

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Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:41 am

Spitfire and HHF discussing the Lord of The Rings books on another thread. The thought arose concerning the above. I wonder how many really good Western books are translated to Thai? Does anyone know the rules, do all need to be censored and chopped to pieces before they're allowed on sale? Pete :cheers:
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Re: Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

Post by Spitfire » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:02 am

Yes, plenty of best sellers are translated but probably at the bequest of and under the supervision of the book publisher, I would have thought.

My wife has "The Hobbit" in Thai, also has "Angels and Demons" plus "The Davinci Code" amongst others.

Seems to be a whole industry revolving around it. She says that they are mostly fairly well done too.

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Re: Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

Post by hhfarang » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:48 am

I tried to find The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings in Thai because I thought my wife would enjoy them more. She reads English but gets bogged down in large books and bored with them whereas I think she would enjoy them in Thai. Where did you get The Hobbit in Thai Spitfire?
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Re: Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

Post by Spitfire » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:23 pm

She got it from Se-ed Books, think there is a one upstairs at Market Village if I remember properly. If it isn't in stock then reckon you could easily order it from there.

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Re: Classics & Best Sellers Translated to Thai

Post by PeteC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:20 pm

I just checked out Kindle and the Sony Reader book lists and I see nothing in Thai. Barnes & Noble probably the same. Perhaps in the future when they see the market as a worthwhile opportunity.

With English focus still to take a back seat apparently, that may be sooner rather than later. Pete :cheers:
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