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The Rig by Joe Ducie

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by Joe, May 6, 2013.

  1. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Okay, team,

    Here's my latest effort:

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    Brief synopsis:

    Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at The Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from The Rig. No one except for Drake...

    After making some escape plans and meeting the first real friends of his life, Drake quickly realises that all is not as it seems on The Rig. The Warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X - a blue, glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?

    Drake is an action hero to rival Jason Bourne and the CHERUB team in this debut author's fantastically imagined nightmare.


    This one kind of steps up the game for me, as not only have I broken into traditional publishing well and truly, The Rig won the Guardian and Hot Key Books Young Writer's Prize at the London Book Fair.

    You can read the first chapter here.

    Release date is September 5, just three short months away, so I'm going to try and start to build a little traction. If anyone's on Goodreads and wants to add the book to their read list, that'd be useful.
     
  2. IdSayWhyNot

    IdSayWhyNot Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Read the preview in your page. Sounds interesting. It's YA, right?

    Good stuff, Joe, you prolific motherfucker. Congratz-

    Dropped you an e-mail.
     
  3. Idiot Rocker

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    As a Canadian I just want to you know I'll be incapable of imagining this Drake as anyone other than our eponymous rapper, Aubrey.

    That said, good on you for getting this out there! I'll check out the preview chapter and pick this guy up when it comes out.
     
  4. yak

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    The preview chapter is gold, Joe.
     
  5. Lyndon Eye

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    Preview reminds me of a cross between Azkaban and Louis Sachar's Holes. Looks awesome! Congrats, Joe. :D
     
  6. Krogan

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    Added on Goodreads and shit is awesome Joe. Definitely going to be reading it.
     
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  7. Ched

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    Added, and grats.
     
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  8. MattSilver

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    This is great and all and I'll be picking up a copy no question, but my face when this part came up in your summary: "Drake, Tristan and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom." Please tell me she was locked up for an incident involving two dildos.
     
  9. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Aye, young adult. But more toward the adult side of things. 13-19 is the age bracket they've placed it in. Lot of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll in this one.

    Also mutant sharks.
     
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  11. Irene

    Irene Fourth Year

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    Lol what Matt. Joe won't do that. It's pure coincidence.


    (Oh god please let it not be true Joe.)
     
  12. KaiDASH

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    Your deviancy will soon be published for all to see.
     
  13. Irene

    Irene Fourth Year

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    I hardly think a scene involving rape by two dildos would win a YOUNG ADULT book prize at the London Book Fair.

    So ha!

    Edit: That being said, awesome chapter Joe, all the best for the book. Hope I'll get to buy it when it comes out!
     
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  14. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  15. Riley

    Riley Alchemist DLP Supporter

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    I can't help but hate you for your way with words and your ability to escape writer's block.

    Jealousy is ugly like that.










    I'm still gonna buy the damn book though.
     
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  16. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile Prestige DLP Supporter

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    No, probably not. But is the world where it wouldn't really the world we want to live in? One day, one day, the London Book Fair will join us in the sun.

    /manofsteel

    Thanks for all the goodreads adds, DLP.
     
  17. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Wtf does a 15 year old do to get locked up in a high security prison? o_O

    Will add to goodreads.
     
  18. yak

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    It's 2025 and seems to be a dystopian future.

    "specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean" - the prison is run by a corporation and it holds juveniles from multiple nations. The world sounds very fucked up.
     
  19. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    K, makes sense.
     
  20. Hawkin

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    Grats Joe. I'll try to get a copy asap.
     
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