Eating Smoke author Chris Thrall is the subject of a fascinating new podcast on BFBS, the British Forces Broadcasting Service. 'Coming Home: Chris Thrall' is a feature-length story about addiction, redemption and recovery chronicling Royal Marine Chris Thrall's journey from Royal Marine Commando to a crystal meth addicted gang member of the notorious Hong Kong Triads. Chris joined the Royal [...]
If you missed Eating Smoke author Chris Thrall's "ask me anything" online question-and-answer session last week, which attracted 201 comments, you can now read through the whole discussion. Here it is on Reddit.
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Thanks to the South China Morning Post for a great review of Chris Thrall's crystal meth memoir! A triad-controlled nightclub, of course, is not a clever place to work if you're addicted to a drug with a tendency to induce horrifying paranoia. A lot of bad stuff is going to happen and it's very easy for an Ice-addled mind to [...]
Chris Thrall's Eating Smoke, his memoir of a wild year spent in the gritty underbelly of Hong Kong -- a true story of drugs, crime and psychosis -- is now on the shelves of local bookshops! Chris Thrall left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless and hooked on crystal meth. Soon [...]
As an update to our earlier preview of Eating Smoke, Chris Thrall's memoir of a crazy year spent living on the edge in Hong Kong, Chris has now been interviewed by Time Out. So Chris, how much contact did you really have with the triads? I had contact with them every day. One of my fellow doormen was a 6’7” [...]