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A flat they could crash in And gear in his pocket And she can't stop thinking about it A good hit makes everything all rightBut the flat smells weirdThere's a lock on Steve's bedroom doorAnd the guy is intenseThe problem is sometimes you just don't know you are in too deep until you are drowning ‘People can surprise you sometimes but not usually Most of the time people act exactly as you’d expect’Having not read Wimmera I had no preconceived notions of what to expect from Mark Brandi although perusing reviews of The Rip by readers who have read both of his novels tells me that he’s rather mercurial in that these two novels are uite different to each other He’s certainly a talent that I am keen to watch out for and I’ll be digging Wimmera out from the depths of my TBR sooner rather than later He has a clean edge to his writing his narrative is pared right back to the bone but every word has impact The rawness of this story really hit me hard and fast his message rang clear and trueThe Rip is a novel about homelessness and addiction about people who have felt the sharp edges of life and become tangled in too deep It’s also about loyalty and reaching out to other people no matter how many times they say no And it’s about vulnerability how incredibly vulnerable young people are when they are addicted to drugs and live on the streets It’s this vulnerability that has remained with me etching itself into my consciousness We think we know all about predators but what we know from our cosy homes with locking doors and safely tucked up children is nothing compared to what street kids face That’s the powerful punch this novel packs you think you know the story but then the story actually shows itself to you in all its glory and you want to look away but you can’tDani our protagonist was a girl I wanted to both shake and hug in eual measure She was held within the grasp of heroine so tightly but she’d give her money away to another homeless man who she deemed worse off than herself She slept on the streets instead of in shelters because she’d adopted a dog and wouldn’t part from him She was loyal to her best friend to the point of endangering herself And because of her addiction she couldn’t process just how much her life was at risk; she could sense it but not fully realise and translate those feelings of fear into action Dani is the product of a welfare system that has let down the kids who depend upon it When you read between the lines of her story it’s a shameful awful thing to contemplate that some children may in fact be safer on the streets than placed in foster homes And that’s saying somethingThe Rip was an edge of your seat read and I couldn’t put it down I read it straight through in one evening It really is a novel for our times Highly recommended‘That’s the thing – when you’re on the street it’s important not to be too conspicuous to make yourself disappear a bit Because if you get in the way of what normal people are doing that’s when you get into trouble But if you’re just in the background an inconvenience or a bit of an eyesore it’s not so bad People can live with that Mostly’Thanks is extended to Hachette Australia for providing me with a copy of The Rip for review Lie With Me in And gear No Feelings Involved in his pocket And she can't stop thinking about El libro de sinAzucar.org it A good hit makes everything all rightBut the flat smells weirdThere's a lock on Steve's bedroom doorAnd the guy One Wore Blue (Cameron Saga: Civil War Trilogy, is Size Matters intenseThe problem ¡Oh, lorem ipsum! 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'It's funny how uick it happens and without you really noticing Anton said once that it's like walking out into the sea and you think everything's fine and the water's warm but when you turn back you're suddenly miles from shore I've never been much of a swimmer but I get what he means Like bein 35☆ An Intense Poignant and Gritty ReadThe Rip is an intense poignant and grittyaccount of a young girl called Dani who is homeless with her adorable Fur Baby Sunny She uickly Befriends Anton who looks out for her and becomes like family to herBut everything is about to change now Steve has rocked his way into the pictureSteve is an acuaintance of Anton and he is a nasty bit of goodsHe gets Dani and Anton deeper into drugs meaning begging and burglary to pay for the drugs and foodBut all is not what it seems with Steve and he's dangerous but can Dani and Anton get out before something bad happens or are they in to deepThis book is not for the feint hearted it features heavy drug use reference to prostitution but it's a harsh reality into what it's like surviving on the streetsI really enjoyed the story and the gritty and intense themes however the ending I felt was rushed After everything Dani endures I wanted to see the ending play out a bit better Don't get me wrong it was a fitting ending but I felt it ended abruptlyThe Rip is a uick read it's pacy at times intense but I really liked the characters especially Sunny who actually melted my heart and thank you for not going into detail about his story ending It was a stark reality into what drugs can do to you and the lengths you can go to get the next hitI really liked that the story was told from Dani's point of view she had an air of innocence about her a trusting nature which made me champion her even to get wellPeople find themselves living homeless for so many reasons and this book delves into some of them The Rip is a book that will have you Gripped to the end Thank you to Legend Press for this copy which I reviewed 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G caught in a current or something A rip'A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her Or her friends But when the drugs kick in that can be hardAnton has been looking out for her She was safe with him But then Steve came alongHe had something over Anton Must have But he had Whenever I read a book that features some sort of addiction I always find that the whole time that I'm reading I feel such a deep sadness I can't imagine being gripped so tightly by the desire for some chemical escape I can't imagine living on the streets or lying and stealing to get by And yet each day and people are facing that very existence This was the first book I'd read by Mark Brandi and for the most part I enjoyed it I did feel that the book took on a certain pace throughout but then the ending felt a little rushed 35 stars The Ronin in a current or something A rip'A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her Or her friends But when the drugs kick Rockonomics in that can be hardAnton has been looking out for her She was safe with him But then Steve came alongHe had something over Anton Must have But he had Whenever I read a book that features some sort of addiction I always find that the whole time that I'm reading I feel such a deep sadness I can't Pathfinder Chronicles imagine being gripped so tightly by the desire for some chemical escape I can't Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, imagine living on the streets or lying and stealing to get by And yet each day and people are facing that very existence This was the first book I'd read by Mark Brandi and for the most part I enjoyed Oil Painting it I did feel that the book took on a certain pace throughout but then the ending felt a little rushed 35 stars


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  1. says:

    35☆ An Intense Poignant and Gritty ReadThe Rip is an intense poignant and grittyaccount of a young girl called Dani who is homeless with her adorable Fur Baby Sunny She uickly Befriends Anton who looks out for her and becomes like family to herBut everything is about to change now Steve has rocked his way into the pictureSteve is an acuaintance of Anton and he is a nasty bit of goodsHe gets Dani and Anton deeper into drugs meaning begging and burglary to pay for the drugs and foodBut all is not what it seems with Steve and he's dangerous but can Dani and Anton get out before something bad happens or are they in to deepThis book is not for the feint hearted it features heavy drug use reference to prostitution but it's a harsh reality into what it's like surviving on the streetsI really enjoyed the story and the gritty and intense themes however the ending I felt was rushed After everything Dani endures I wanted to see the ending play out a bit better Don't get me wrong it was a fitting ending but I felt it ended abruptlyThe Rip is a uick read it's pacy at times intense but I really liked the characters especially Sunny who actually melted my heart and thank you for not going into detail about his story ending It was a stark reality into what drugs can do to you and the lengths you can go to get the next hitI really liked that the story was told from Dani's point of view she had an air of innocence about her a trusting nature which made me champion her even to get wellPeople find themselves living homeless for so many reasons and this book delves into some of them The Rip is a book that will have you Gripped to the end Thank you to Legend Press for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarilyMy Review is also on my Blog Website


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    ‘I've never been much of a swimmer but I get what he means Like being caught in a current or something A rip’The Rip is a book that almost seems like it was begging to be written and so it should A recent trip to Perth city for me personally raised my awareness of the growth of those who are homeless sleeping rough and begging to survive It is a part of our social world and The Rip goes a long way in addressing the way of life of those who are less fortunate than us Mark Brandi’s second novel is as powerful as his debut it will make you suirm in places it will break your heart it will make you feel frustrated angry and perhaps petition for actionAn urban crime novel situated in contemporary Australia The Rip follows the life of a young woman who calls the streets her home With her sidekicks Anton and Sunny the dog The Rip provides the reader with an insider’s view of surviving in a world governed by hard drugs sex work crime and uncertainty When a figure named Steve begins to manipulate Anton and the sanctity of a flat makes its welcome entrance life changes But soon the flat begins to reveal its hidden secrets A missing person drugs burglary a locked door and an unusual smell all have a part to play in this turn of circumstances The truth may be too overwhelming especially for a young woman who is already in strifeThe Rip is a book that I had listed down as a highly anticipated read of 2019 There is no second novel doubt that follows The Rip Mark Brandi’s second novel is powerful astute and firmly rooted in our consciousness If Mark Brandi’s work hasn’t come your way yet I highly recommend it Brandi is up there with the greats He is an astute writer with a natural aptitude for conveying a convincing story I found that I was utterly gripped and mesmerized by both his writing and his unfolding storyThere is something about Mark Brandi’s prose that will have you standing to attention It is commanding but at the same time it is completely seducing The Rip is a compact novel and I almost read it in one sitting it really gets under your skin Brandi’s writing is to the point and refined I found that he was able to convey so much about the journey of his main protagonist with few words The words Brandi has used in his novel have been carefully selected so that they have full impact on the readerThe Rip can be confronting Street life homelessness begging underground sex work and drug abuse are all facts of contemporary Australian society However I feel many will be of a similar feeling to me we tend to sweep these issues under the carpet Mark Brandi is a fearless writer he has tackled a subject area and a set of issues that should be addressed The Rip definitely placed me in a position I didn’t feel comfortable in at all but the awareness raising was important Brandi’s approach is never preachy and he doesn’t have an agenda he simply tells it as it is in a completely compelling mannerDubbed as an urban crime novel there is a fantastic crime based mystery that underpins The Rip Brandi is the master of suspense and intrigue He had me up in arms concocting all sorts of scenarios involving the seedy Steve his locked room the abandoned flat and the missing flat owner When all the cogs fall into place it is uite an explosive fallout I liked the way Brandi tied up his second novel Without spoiling it I believe although this is a bleak novel there are many messages of hope that can be drawn from The RipA book of paramount importance The Rip offers a skilled commentary on street life an insight into a horrendous crime and it examines the fate of one woman caught up in a desperate fight to keep her head above the water Don’t let The Rip pass you byThanks is extended to Hachette Australia for providing a free copy of this book for review purposesBook #3 of the 2019 Aussie male author challenge


  3. says:

    Mark Brandi’s debut Wimmera was one of my favourite crime novels of 2017 and while Brandi’s new book The Rip Hachette Australia Books 2019 in many ways particularly setting couldn’t be different what it has in common with Wimmera is the uniue voice and perspective of its young protagonist and a simple plot that takes us forward step by step with a sense of creeping menace and dreadThe Rip is set in gritty inner city Melbourne and opens with a short prologue a record of an interview between a police detective and a ‘person of interest’ This short section doesn’t give a lot away but it does reveal that a search of the rather evasive suspect’s room has found a foul smelling chemical and that police inuiries into CCTV footage are proceeding This sets up the first chapter in which we meet our unnamed 17 year old female narrator a point I found particularly interesting as I didn’t realise until sitting down to write this review that I didn’t know her name She and her best friend Anton along with their dog Sunny are homeless They live in a permanent spot in a city park and occasionally seek meals or shelter from the Salvos and other charity groups The backstory of each of their lives leading to this circumstance is bleak the girl has lived in a succession of mostly unsatisfactory foster homes; Anton has spent time in gaol And both are addicted to drugs the girl hooked on ‘the gear’ referred to as ‘it’ throughout the book almost as if it is a character while Anton takes prescription pain medication On one level their lives are – as you would suspect – difficult dangerous and depressing they steal toothbrushes from Aldi; supplement their irregular Salvos’ showers with uick clean ups in the local public toilets; scrounge discarded food from the rubbish bins behind bakeries or fast food outlets They get wet when it rains If they leave their possessions alone for than a couple of days their belongings will be stolen They have yellow teeth and unwashed clothes Like all responsible pet owners they prioritise taking care of Sunny but this restricts their movement and accommodation options And they are always on the look out for their next fix Always planning how to beg borrow steal or sometimes earn enough money to cover the next baggie of drugs But there is another side to this dreary portrait and it is Brandi’s simple and authentic language and his engaging characterisation that save this from being yet another addiction story The girl is feisty persistent and clever Anton is intelligent caring and hopeful Together the dynamic between them is one of loyalty kindness and of a friendship forged by shared traumatic experiences a familiar history and a united desire to live by a certain moral code They have standards and while these may not be the standards common to the average middle class person they are standards which are important to them and which they strive to achieve Even with our girl sometimes having to ‘turn tricks’ to make ends meet she has firm ideas about what she will do and who she will do it with And Anton’s protectiveness of her is endearingly sweet Their desire to hold on to their dignity however they can despite their circumstances is empowering rather than depressing So it all becomes uite grim when the two meet up with one of Anton’s old friends Steve who invites them back to stay in his flat for a while He and Anton get up to some dodgy behaviour Steve’s flatmate Mary has apparently been locked in the psych ward and behind Steve’s locked bedroom door there is a mysterious chemical smell Our protagonist is suspicious and wary of Steve from the start and when Anton goes missing she is frightened and unsure where to turn But by that stage she is firmly hooked on drugs than she has been for ages and ‘it’ clouds her judgment and fogs her brain When she takes a hit all she can think about is how she can score the next one The rip of the title is an ocean reference about how taking drugs is ‘like walking out into the sea and you think everything’s fine and the water’s warm but when you turn back you’re suddenly miles from shore like being caught in a current or something A rip’ And the undercurrent rips are a constant threat in this book The insecurity of basic needs like adeuate shelter and enough food the judgment of others the risk to personal safety the loss of companionship and family the ever present chance of being assaulted raped or robbed The relentless cycle of poverty abuse homelessness and drug use The Rip is a crime story and the details of the crimes – what they are how they’ve been committed and who is involved – are intriguing and propel the narrative forward But the real strength of this novel is in the characters We become fully immersed in the lives of Anton and our protagonist Obviously unless – as readers – we have lived experience it is difficult to fully comprehend the circumstances of this story But Mark Brandi is such a fine writer that through his words we can imagine our way into the lives of others and empathise with their situation


  4. says:

    Not sure how I feel about the many unanswered uestions at the end


  5. says:

    Whenever I read a book that features some sort of addiction I always find that the whole time that I'm reading I feel such a deep sadness I can't imagine being gripped so tightly by the desire for some chemical escape I can't imagine living on the streets or lying and stealing to get by And yet each day and people are facing that very existence This was the first book I'd read by Mark Brandi and for the most part I enjoyed it I did feel that the book took on a certain pace throughout but then the ending felt a little rushed 35 stars


  6. says:

    The characters were well rounded and I loved the relationship between the main character and her dog I liked the insight into homelessness in Melbourne It felt unfinished to me Just when it could’ve been this fantastic climax it just skips to a future where everything has a conclusion but I felt it could’ve really delved into those conclusions much In my point of view it could easily had another hundred pages to really finish off those characters storyline’s The ending felt rushed


  7. says:

    ‘People can surprise you sometimes but not usually Most of the time people act exactly as you’d expect’Having not read Wimmera I had no preconceived notions of what to expect from Mark Brandi although perusing reviews of The Rip by readers who have read both of his novels tells me that he’s rather mercurial in that these two novels are uite different to each other He’s certainly a talent that I am keen to watch out for and I’ll be digging Wimmera out from the depths of my TBR sooner rather than later He has a clean edge to his writing his narrative is pared right back to the bone but every word has impact The rawness of this story really hit me hard and fast his message rang clear and trueThe Rip is a novel about homelessness and addiction about people who have felt the sharp edges of life and become tangled in too deep It’s also about loyalty and reaching out to other people no matter how many times they say no And it’s about vulnerability how incredibly vulnerable young people are when they are addicted to drugs and live on the streets It’s this vulnerability that has remained with me etching itself into my consciousness We think we know all about predators but what we know from our cosy homes with locking doors and safely tucked up children is nothing compared to what street kids face That’s the powerful punch this novel packs you think you know the story but then the story actually shows itself to you in all its glory and you want to look away but you can’tDani our protagonist was a girl I wanted to both shake and hug in eual measure She was held within the grasp of heroine so tightly but she’d give her money away to another homeless man who she deemed worse off than herself She slept on the streets instead of in shelters because she’d adopted a dog and wouldn’t part from him She was loyal to her best friend to the point of endangering herself And because of her addiction she couldn’t process just how much her life was at risk; she could sense it but not fully realise and translate those feelings of fear into action Dani is the product of a welfare system that has let down the kids who depend upon it When you read between the lines of her story it’s a shameful awful thing to contemplate that some children may in fact be safer on the streets than placed in foster homes And that’s saying somethingThe Rip was an edge of your seat read and I couldn’t put it down I read it straight through in one evening It really is a novel for our times Highly recommended‘That’s the thing – when you’re on the street it’s important not to be too conspicuous to make yourself disappear a bit Because if you get in the way of what normal people are doing that’s when you get into trouble But if you’re just in the background an inconvenience or a bit of an eyesore it’s not so bad People can live with that Mostly’Thanks is extended to Hachette Australia for providing me with a copy of The Rip for review


  8. says:

    I have strong opposing feelings about this bookI loved the writing style It is both meandering and plot driven at the same time something that I imagine is incredibly hard to do and which Mark Brandi excels at The characters particularly the narrator were so complete so complex that they felt fundamentally real to me throughout the book It's a beautiful book and one that I'm sure will stay with meFor a book that's essentially about homelessness and drug abuse in Australia I felt that it inadvertently supported a misleading point of view regarding homelessness in Australia Even as I write this criticism I completely acknowledge that it's not the author's intention nor his mandate to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of this issue and I do feel he did a better job of realistically addressing the issues than most authors who write on this subjectHowever I get frustrated in general by authors who give the impression that homelessness euals drug addiction and vice versa A study earlier this year showed than half of the homeless people surveyed had suffered a psychotic illness and one in five became homeless after leaving a psychiatric facility This makes mental illness a huge contributor to homelessness but one that's seldom addressed in fiction with eual weight as drug addiction arguably because drug addiction is less confronting and interesting to the readerSome people perceive drug addicts with a certain amount of blame If those people also believe that all homeless people are drug addicts they'll be less likely to support related charities government projects or even just give money to people begging on the street The misconception could have lasting conseuences to policy and support for homeless people for decades to comeSorry for the semi ranty review to close out my year Having said all this The Rip was an excellent novel and I would highly recommend itIf you are interested in homelessness in Australia try this Guardian article which also links to the report I mentioned


  9. says:

    The author really gets into the head of his narrator a young woman living on the streets who is totally focused on her next hit She is not well educated but is befriended by homeless Anton and Sunny her dog They find digs with Steve who is known to Anton from his prison days Steve is intense appears to have many secrets but has does have access to various drugs The narrator knows she lives dangerously and that Steve is a time bomb But the drugs are good and freuentThe writing is simple and feels right for a drug dependent woman The story took me into a world I know nought about sleeping on the street begging street prostitution drug taking unemploymentThere are good people in the story who try to help but unless you want to help yourself nothing will change when you are addicted to something


  10. says:

    I can not recommend this taut devastating entirely gripping book enough Dani is a teenager living on the streets with her friend Anton and her dog Sunny They meet up with Steve an old acuaintance of Anton’s and life gets a whole lot worse for them What will an addict do for their next hit? What will one friend do for another?THIS is how to write No need to explain everything you can be explicit without being didactic