Eating Smoke



Chris Thrall Left The Royal Marines To Find Fortune In Hong Kong, But Following A Bizarre Series Of Jobs Ended Up Homeless And In Psychosis From Crystal Meth.He Began Working For The 14K, A Notorious Crime Syndicate, As A Nightclub Doorman In The Wan Chai Red Light District, Where He Uncovered A Vast Global Conspiracy And The Foreign Triad A Secretive Expat Clique In Cahoots With The Chinese Gangs.Alone And Confused In The Neon Glare Of Hong Kong S Seedy Backstreets, Chris Was Forced To Survive In The World S Most Unforgiving City, Hooked On The World S Most Dangerous Drug.Engaging, Honest And Full Of Chris S Irrepressible Humour, This Remarkable Memoir Combines Gripping Storytelling With Brooding Menace As The Triads Begin To Cast Their Shadow Over Him The Result Is A Truly Psychotic Urban NightmareEating Smoke

Chris Thrall is a former Royal Marines Commando and author of the bestselling memoir Eating Smoke, his experience of crystal meth addiction while working for the Hong Kong triads A qualified pilot and skydiver, Chris has backpacked throughout all seven continents, worked with street children in Mozambique, driven aid workers from Norway to India and back by coach, and scuba dived with leopard sea Chris Thrall is a former Royal Marines Commando and author of the bestselling memoir Eating Smoke, his experience of crystal meth addiction while working for the Hong Kong triads A qualified pilot and skydiver, Chris has backpacked throughout all seven continents, worked with street children in Mozambique, driven aid workers from Norway to India and back by coach, and scuba dived with leopard seals in Antarctica He lives in Plymouth, England, and plans to continue adventuring, charity work and writing

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  • Paperback
  • 420 pages
  • Eating Smoke
  • Chris Thrall
  • English
  • 12 November 2019
  • 9881900298

10 thoughts on “Eating Smoke

  1. says:

    Chris Thrall s memoir Eating Smoke sensationally subtitled One Man s Descent Into Drug Psychosis In Hong Kong s Triad Heartland was published in 2011 but resparked buzz last year when the book was adapted into a radio dramatization for Hong Kong s RTHK station The memoir is about Thrall s time in Hong Kong in the 90s when he found himself addicted to ice that is, methamphetamine and indeed written in the style one would expect while on speed It is a dazzling ride, full of flowing neon and in Chris Thrall s memoir Eating Smoke sensationally subtitled One Man s Descent Into Drug Psychosis In Hong Kong s Triad Heartland was published in 2011 but resparked buzz last year when the book was adapted into a radio dramatization for Hong Kong s RTHK station The memoir is about Thrall s time in Hong Kong in the 90s when he found himself addicted to ice that is, methamphetamine and indeed written in the style one would expect while on speed It is a dazzling ride, full of flowing neon and inebriation First, the British Royal Marine suddenly quits his military position and moves abroad with dreams of making it big in the business world Before he knows it, his business fails and he has to start hust...

  2. says:

    I rarely pre order books due to an incident a while ago involving a dodgy publisherBUTI pre ordered this book and I couldn t wait for it to be delivered to my Kindle.I ve heard how Meth destroys peoples lives and I tend to enjoy reading about real life, gangs, the underworld and so forthSooooo, when I was browsingone day I stumbled onto this book and was highly intrigued about the title Eating Smoke.Sometimes it s hard to believe what people do during their life and how they s I rarely pre order books due to an incident a while ago involving a dodgy publisherBUTI pre ordered this book and I couldn t wait for it to be delivered to my Kindle.I ve heard how Meth destroys peoples lives and I tend to enjoy read...

  3. says:

    When Chris Thrall left England for Hong Kong in search of his fortune and fame, the outcome he received was most likely not the one that he had hoped for Leaving a career in the military, he hurried out to Hong Kong to capitalize on a booming business, ready to entertain the wealthy and make a fortune While he found a fun loving group of friends, he also found the potent and dangerous drug, crystal meth This blunt and entertaining read is the story of Mr.Thrall s coming of age the hard way, a When Chris Thrall left England for Hong Kong in search of his fortune and fame, the outcome he received was most likely not the one that he had hoped for Leaving a career in the military, he hurried out to Hong Kong to capitalize on a booming business, ready to entertain the wealthy and make a fortune While he found a fun loving group of friends, he also found the potent and dangerous drug, crystal meth This blunt and entertaining read is the story of Mr.Thra...

  4. says:

    Chris Thrall is a young man with extraordinary gifts gifts that I hope have survived the terrible psychotic breakdown that he experienced after living on little else but drugs, it would seem, for a year in Hong Kong Other reviewers have mentioned the humour, but what, for me, was the most remarkable part of this tale was the way reality and paranoia merged The slip from normality to madness was extremely well portrayed I will throw books away after a few chapters if they don t grab me thi Chris Thrall is a young man with extraordinary gifts gifts that I hope have survived the terrible psychotic breakdown that he experienced after living on little else but drugs, it would seem, for a year in Hong Kong Other reviewers have mentioned the humour, but what, for me, was the...

  5. says:

    What just might be the funniest if not first autobiography ever penned by a drug addicted foreigner in China, Chris Thrall s Eating Smoke containsspiritual pollution than all of the titles on the Communist Party s banned books list combined.In a country whose history was irrevocably altered for the worst by the scourge of foreign imported opium throughout the 19th century, it is no wonder that today s China has one of the world s...

  6. says:

    Chris Thrall s Eating Smoke is a fascinating, beautifully written account of a British Royal Marine s descent into methamphetamine addiction Thrall is adept at description the hustle and bustle of the city of Hong Kong, and the dope fiends and hard drinking expats he hung out with come alive as the story unfolds Chris is so likeable and funny that readers will find themselves spinning out with him, but clinging desperately to the hope that he will get his head straight The author has cap Chris Thrall s Eating Smoke is a fascinating, beautifully written account of a British Royal Marine s descent into...

  7. says:

    Chris Thrall Should be Chris Thrill A Brilliant book Once I started it I couldn t put it down It has exemplary pacing, is completely engaging and The tone he writes in is honest, sometimes sad, and sometimes humoursous, and it has a wealth of winning detail Chris uses such verve, enthusiasm and faultless comic timing that it is hard not to be swept along Sometimes when a person comes close to death, they find their soul Chris Thrall shows us his in what is ...

  8. says:

    Completely gripping read about the transition between reality and a drug induced psychosis Told with humour and honesty you can t help feeling sympathy with Chris and the path he took in Hong Kong in Clubland Its a brave thing to be so honest about making some bad choices and skill to...

  9. says:

    An hallucinating journey fantastically written Congratulations Chris, on your talent, and your courage

  10. says:

    What just might be the funniest if not first autobiography ever penned by a drug addicted foreigner in China, Chris Thrall s Eating Smoke containsspiritual pollution than all of the titles on the Communist Party s banned books list combined.In a country whose history was irrevocably altered for the worst by the scourge of foreign imported opium throughout the 19th century, it is no wonder that today s China has one of the world s least tolerant anti drug laws including executions for t What just might be the funniest if not first autobiography ever penned by a drug addicted foreigner in China, Chris Thrall s Eating Smoke containsspiritual pollution than all of the titles on the Communist Party s banned books list combined.In a country whose history was irrevocably altered for the worst by the scourge of foreign imported opium throughout the 19th century, it is no wonder that today s China has one of the world s least tolerant anti drug laws including executions for traffickers Basically, buying or selling drugs in China is a really stupid idea.Enter Chris I m not a stupid guy, just an average guy who does stupid things Thrall, a 25 year old Royal Marine who hastily quits the service to pursue a business venture in 1990 s era Hong Kong, a city where situations can only get worse, just to find himself broke, homeless and fulfilling his own ominous...

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