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Forty Nights (Eating Smoke #2)

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The stand-alone sequel to the international bestseller Eating Smoke

Former commando Chris Thrall returned from a year in Hong Kong suffering severe psychosis from crystal meth addiction. The medical profession said recovery was unlikely and recommended admitting him to a psychiatric hospital.

There’s nothing wrong with me!”

Chris refused all intervention and his life descended into a chaotic cycle of drug use that almost killed him… until salvation came in a surprising form.

In this long-awaited follow-up to Eating Smoke, Chris tells a harrowing yet refreshing and often hilarious account of addiction and one gutsy journey to recovery.

“After the harrowing events in Eating Smoke, if you thought Chris Thrall departed Kai Tak bound for a life of cream teas and Little England ‘normality’… then you’ve likely not experienced the depravity and horror of drug addiction. In Forty Nights, Chris continues to confront his demons with his usual engaging honesty, side-splitting Royal Marine humour and storytelling at its finest.” – Phil Whelan, RTHK

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Former commando Chris Thrall returned from a year in Hong Kong suffering severe psychosis from crystal meth addiction. The medical profession said recovery was unlikely and recommended admitting him to a psychiatric hospital.

There’s nothing wrong with me!”

Chris refused all intervention and his life descended into a chaotic cycle of drug use that almost killed him… until salvation came in a surprising form. In this long-awaited follow-up to Eating Smoke, Chris tells a harrowing yet refreshing and often hilarious account of addiction and one gutsy journey to recovery.

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“After the harrowing events in Eating Smoke, if you thought Chris Thrall departed Kai Tak bound for a life of cream teas and Little England ‘normality’… then you’ve likely not experienced the depravity and horror of drug addiction. In Forty Nights, Chris continues to confront his demons with his usual engaging honesty, side-splitting Royal Marine humour and storytelling at its finest.” – Phil Whelan, RTHK

“There are inspirational life stories and then there is Chris Thrall’s. Read at your own risk.” – Adrian Simon, author of Milk-Blood and son of Warren Fellows, The Damage Done

“The tone of Forty Nights is similar to Eating Smoke, but the storytelling is tighter and the style sharper. As in Hong Kong, Thrall is surrounded by an entertaining cast of misfits, including ‘bohemian Wurzel’ Chunks, who comes up with the world’s worst business ideas, and paranoid party boy turned drug dealer Simon, who believes he can defend himself against criminal gangs with a BB gun. Much of the time, though, Thrall is alone in his flat, repeating the rituals of drug dependence. Fortunately, he remains immensely likeable and retains his engaging descriptive powers and faultless comic timing.” – Richard Lord, South China Morning Post

“Simply brilliant. An amazing yet hilarious insight into the dark world of drug addiction and the bright light of recovery.” – Mark Time, author of Going Commando

Additional information

Weight400 g
Dimensions129 × 198 mm
Pages

364

Binding

Paperback

About the author

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. In 2018, solo and unsupported, he ran 999 miles – the length of Britain – to raise awareness of veterans’ suicide. He lives in Plymouth, England, and plans to continue adventuring, charity work and writing.

http://www.christhrall.com