"Indian spirituality and violence in Jakarta, Japanese bar girls and ex-models in Kathmandu, Standard Deviations has it all. Have you ever wanted to set out for alien regions on a voyage of pure hedonism, self discovery or both? Karl Taro Greenfeld has done it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is a lot adventure and entertainment here and good stories along the way."
-William T. Vollmann
" From Bangkok mega-slums to drug-drenched primitive resorts in the Gulf of Siam, Karl Taro Greenfeld opens one door after another into the astonishing multiverse of the New Asia. If it were simply another travel book, Standard Deviations would be a fine one, but this a life’s journey, undertaken with the soul at stake. Lucid, merciless, unforgettable."
-William Gibson, author of Neuromancer
From the Hardcover edition.