Thrill Seekers is a story of adolescent mayhem, mateship and madness.
Part of the “Cutting Edge” series, Thrill Seekers, is a gritty, honest, quick read for older teens and adults. MA15+
When his father dies, Brian promises to take care of his Mum and little brother Douggie, but that’s a lot tougher than he thought it would be. Especially when Douggie takes to sculling casks of wine, smoking dope and doing drugs with his mates. Then Douggie starts hearing voices, and the paranoia sets in. There’s nothing Brian can do as he watches his brother and his mates spiral out of control, doing whatever drugs they can to stop the awful feeling of going under. That is until one night, tripping on acid, Douggie loses control and changes all of their lives forever.
Suddenly nothing’s easy. Nothing is fun. Friends die, friendships
fail: the thrill is gone. Is there nowhere left to go, no direction
“Thrill Seekers” is a moving story about mental health, drug abuse, friendship, love and loss. The fast-moving, character-focused narrative delves right to the heart of a tougher side of life. Packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next, readers will be truly compelled by this gripping and satisfying story.
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It was launched in Australia at Avid Reader Bookstore on the 9th MArch 2012. On the 17th MArch 2012 it was number one on the independents best seller list in The Courier Mail, Queensland’s state newspaper.
On the 4th July 2012 it was launched again, this time in Sydney at Better Read than Dead in Newtown. Here’s a clip of me reading a story from the book at that launch – Mates and Mushrooms
It was reviewed in the Weekend Australian on the 4th August 2012. Here’s the review
NOVEMBER 5th 2012. Thrill Seekers was shortlisted for the Glenda Adams New Writing Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. YIPPEE!!