COP SHOW HEAVEN: In the tradition of William Burrough's Naked Lunch where reality folds into hallucination, the obscene onto the profane, and farce upon farce, Cop Show Heaven is a delightful romp without any discernible rules. Disproving the Wodehousian adage that telling a story without caring a damn leaves no theory proved and no reader improved, in this looking glass the truths are messily reflected and its comic effect magnified. Brilliant, titillating, and razor sharp witted, it ranks right up with the oldest and ripest. Larry Gray Can Write; anyone taking this wild taxi ride into the ether will surely attest to that much at least. Read it and see for yourself -- Asad Sultan, Film Producer, Managing Partner of Tantrik Films.


ODDS AND SODS is a collection of short stories and essays from Lawrence Gray, a much-loved screenplay writer who has lived in Hong Kong for many years. Like the man himself, the work is unpredictable and varied. The items range from straightforward tales in classic short story format, to pieces of writing which are more experimental in nature. And, also like the man himself, the stories range from being funny to being thought-provoking to being clever to being downright annoying! And sometimes they mange to be all these things at once, but overlaid, of course, with more than a touch of English charm. Gray, whatever you think of his opinions, is always worth listening to. He has a distinctive style, a strong sense of fun, and a high level of passionate energy. And in classic British style, he manages to avoid getting too angry, even when dealing with controversial subjects. There's always a genial, laid-back, consider-all-the-factors stance. He has also had a fascination with cultures and identity. So although he is very English, he is also clearly intrigued by "foreign-ness" and by the ways cultures interact with each other. And one gets the view that the many years he has spent in Hong Kong have changed him, too, and detached him from his roots. So as well as the "Englishman Abroad" elements, you'll find many Hong Kong references in this collection, and other elements, such as references to Hindi rap music. By being a literary activist, organizing writers' groups and movie-industry gatherings, and being founder of the Hong Kong Writers' Circle, he has become well-known in his adopted home town. And so this book provides a thoughtful smorgasbord of items, perfect for dipping into, giving us a refreshing journey around the mind of one of Hong Kong's larger-than-life characters. --Nury Vittachi, Author of The Feng Shui Detective series.


ADAM’S FRANCHISE is "A breathless, Technicolor romp through something very like the modern, globalised world," says Justin Hill, Author of the Washington Post Book of the Year, The Drink and Dream Teahouse, and Sunday Time’s Book of The Year: Shieldwall.


"ADAM’S FRANCHISE is a cinematic, picaresque, family drama that reads like a comic tragedy.  Adam’s desire for modernity is contrasted against the traditional cultures of his widowed father and his wife’s taciturn family.  The events set in Daoistan that comprise the plot of this novel are amusing, slightly manic, and feel like escapades going awry.  Adam’s persistence in his desperate bid to be modern – he sets up a shop in a hotel, acquires a western suit, travels to the city to open a bank account – gives the story an intriguing energy.  He proves a sympathetic character despite his many flaws, and he somehow succeeds in spite of himself, this protagonist who is fated to be thwarted at every turn.  An enjoyable read, with a memorably mad cast of characters inhabiting a world that is slightly surreal, yet still dauntingly real. 

Xu Xi novelist, author of That Man In Our Lives"


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For some reason this is still attributed to Michael Chan on Prime Amazon, and though Mike is in the movie, none of it is his fault. It’s all mine.


It won the Coventry Film Festivals Best Film award and those who managed to give it a chance beyond the first few minutes have written some nice things about it. I must admit the opening few minutes are not as dynamic as intended. I was a gibbering wreck by the time I came to shoot those scenes. As part of my healing process, I have exchanged notes with lots of other micro-budget movie makers and apparently micro budget movies all seem to get into trouble for the same reasons: money runs out, script locations fail to materialize and extras don’t show up.


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You can tell know you're watching a B grade movie, but its such a funny story and its so different from the standard hollywood production that I found it very unique and refreshing.


The best crime comedy since Pulp Fiction... or maybe even Freebie and the Bean!


Grreat movie!! Cute asian chick in it as well? Bonus!!!























 

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