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12 September 2011

Eating Smoke: four-star SCMP review

2019-07-12T07:38:51+08:00September 12th, 2011|authors, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

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 [...]

15 August 2011

Eating Smoke hits the shops — now watch the book trailer!

2016-11-24T01:14:22+08:00August 15th, 2011|authors, book excerpt, hong kong, new books|3 Comments

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 [...]

12 September 2010

Sex, drugs and violence

2016-11-24T01:14:30+08:00September 12th, 2010|new books, publishing|14 Comments

We've just gone to reprint with three books: Whispers and Moans: Interviews with the men and women of Hong Kong's sex industry King Hui: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong Wing Chun Warrior: The True Tales of Kung Fu Master Duncan Leung, Bruce Lee’s Fighting Companion It's clear that people love to read about these things! [...]

6 May 2009

Welcome to the Hotel Hysteria

2016-11-24T01:14:47+08:00May 6th, 2009|hong kong|2 Comments

To the Metropark Hotel in Wan Chai, ground zero for Hong Kong's swine flu panic, to make delivery of a consignment of English-language books for those poor overseas travellers confined to their lodgings for a week. They may have seen precious little of Hong Kong during their stay, but at least they'll be able to read about it, and I'm [...]