Ten Interview Questions for “The Next Big Thing” – Chris Thrall

Thank you very much to Sid Kali, US film director, for inviting me to be interviewed for The Next Big Thing. Check out Sid’s work here at Slice of Americana Films Indie Entertainment.   I guess I better answer some questions!   What is the working title of your book?   Eating Smoke: One Man’s […]

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How to write a memoir …

How to write a memoir … procrastination to print made simple  by CHRIS THRALL Author of the international bestseller Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland www.christhrall.com  Introduction First off, I don’t profess to be an expert. But I did put together a 230,000-word manuscript in six months with […]

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A Review of ‘My Secret Life: A Memoir of Bulimia’ by Leanne Waters

“But let’s not get ahead of ourselves now …” – a review of My Secret Life: A Memoir of Bulimia by Leanne Waters I found this book to be exceptional, for so many reasons it’s hard to articulate in this short piece. Leanne’s writing style is up there with the best, descriptive, articulate and richly […]

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A review of Wordjazz for Stevie by Jonathan Chamberlain

“…life worth living…” Wordjazz for Stevie is Jonathan Chamberlain’s deep and moving tribute to his late eight-year-old daughter, a candid and beautifully written soliloquy born out of the pain of loss but conveying hope, love, happiness and insight. Stevie arrives in the world when expat Jonathan and his Chinese wife are living on a quiet […]

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The Alphabet of Vietnam by Jonathan Chamberlain

When men come back from war they bring the war back with them … Having read two of Jonathan Chamberlain’s memoirs – King Hui about a Hong Kong playboy and Wordjazz for Stevie, a touching tribute to Jonathan’s late daughter who was born profoundly handicapped – I was really looking forward to reading ‘The Alphabet […]

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‘Serving in the Royal Marines was easy compared with being a crystal meth addict’

Chris Thrall advises people on how to quit drugs By AMY JONES The Sun WHEN handsome young Marine Chris Thrall left the Forces to move to Hong Kong, he expected to make his fortune. But within months he was homeless, alone and fighting an enemy more dangerous than anything he faced serving his country — […]

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To hell and back: An expat’s life on the edge in Hong Kong

A former drug user publishes his memoir of working for the 14K Hong Kong triads   In the 1990s, former Royal Marine Chris Thrall found himself being sucked into a downward spiral in Hong Kong, when his work as a Wanchai bouncer drew him into the world of triads and crystal meth addiction. Now 42, off […]

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Drug-induced Paranoia on the Mean Streets of Hong Kong

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Life with the Triads

Author Chris Thrall The secrets of Hong Kong’s underworld are revealed in the soon-to-be-released Eating Smoke. Hannah Slapper speaks to author Chris Thrall to separate fact from fiction In 1995, UK-born Royal Marine Chris Thrall came to Hong Kong to make his fortune. Once here, his business went bankrupt, and a series of unsuccessful jobs […]

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Eating Smoke: One Man’s Decent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland – the Maverick House Book Trailer

“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 […]

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