I was in London over the weekend and returned to Brussels with five new books in the suitcase. The only one that I had intended to get was Mo Yan’s “Life and Death are Wearing Me Out”, but it’s so difficult to resist the temptation of picking up more books once I was in the bookstore!

Tonight, I was going to do a short review about Chris Thrall’s “Eating Smoke”, a biography about his downward spiral as a meth addict in Hong Kong in the 1990s.Eating Smoke @ Belga02k64But I got distracted by the photos that I took earlier in January when I was in Hong Kong and decided to start renaming, as well as processing, some of them. Here are a few shots inspired by the striking image on the cover of Eating Smoke:View from 5F, 22-24 Tai Ping Shan St., Sheung Wan08-9a25bwHong Kong at night viewed from the rooftop of a six-storey building at Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan.View from 5F, 22-24 Tai Ping Shan St., Sheung Wan01a25bwDay time view from the 5th floor terrace of 22-24 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung WanView from 23F, 472-480 Reclamation St07,13Diptych of the view from the 23rd floor of 472-480 Reclamation Street

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16 replies on “Hong Kong: Eating Smoke

    1. Thanks Andrew! Are you referring to Mo Yan’s Garlic Ballads? It’s very good, a little surreal. I recently finished another book by him – Life and Death are wearing me out – and it was an excellent read laced with his dark humour.

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