The Bricks that Built the Houses review à 3

review The Bricks that Built the Houses

The Bricks that Built the Houses review à 3 À It gets into your bones You don't even realise it until you're driving through it watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind Young Londoners Becky Harry and Leon are escaping the city in a fourth hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of stolen money Taking us back inCk in time and into the heart of London The Bricks that Built the Houses explores a cross section of contemporary urban life with a powerful moral microscope giving us intimate stories of hidden lives and showing us that good intentions don't always lead to the right decisions Leading us. Award winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest reads her debut novel a tale of desire ambition and untamed hedonism in London's beating heartWritten and read by Kate Tempest Tempest is a poet rapper playright and novelist She was awarded the Ted Hughes Prize for poetry in 2013 for her epic narrative poem Brand New Ancients The following year her narrative led hip hop album Everybody Down was nominated for the Mercury Prize Monsters and Slimeballs and Showgirls In today's episode Harry Becky and Leon are fleeing London with a suitcase full of cash leaving behind jealous boyfriends dead end jobs and irate drug dealers They're leaving because of what happened a year ago when Becky's and Harry's worlds first collided togetherA World Shrinking Gut Smashing Kiss Today we meet Pete one of London's over ualified twenty somethings living on dead end jobs but wanting And then there's Becky still dreaming of dancing but whose reality is waitressing by day and giving massages in hotels by night And Harry's still getting by nicely by dealing drugs to the elite of the city but she can't forget the girl she opened up to in the club to the other night Soon all three of their worlds will collide togetherNone of It's Real Harry and Leon are feeling edgy about a big drug deal as their usual contact is in jail Meanwhile Becky's still trying to make it as a dancer but knows that Pete won't be happy about how she'll have to fund itThe Heist Harry and Leon are on their way to a big drug deal hoping it'll be one of their last But their usual contact is in jail and things don't feel uite rightEverybody down threats and revelations at Pete's surprise party as Harry Pete and Becky not to mention her uncles Ron and Rags are turn up to celebrateThis was my first rap based novel it was erm novel and I liked it far than expected

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It gets into your bones You don't even realise it until you're driving through it watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind Young Londoners Becky Harry and Leon are escaping the city in a fourth hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of stolen money Taking us ba. 35 4 starsI went into this book blind while I had no expectations this novel really got me It makes you think about life and what the purpose of it is It's very touching and honest There's a rawness to it that had me captivated and I couldn't put it down It surrounds the lives of Harry Becky Leon is mentioned in the summary but he's not a major part of the novel The novel focus on Becky her life and Harry Harriet and her life As new characters are introduced we learn their history and how they came to be the way they are how they connect with our MC hence the bricks that BUILT the houses While I enjoyed this some weren't as interesting as others but it does show that we are all made up of strings and events that happened before our time but form us into the human we are This book reminded me A LOT of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender but without the magical realism and of Fans of The Impossible Lifeā€”both are YA so I would consider The Bricks That Built The Houses as a novel for older audiences

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The Bricks that Built the HousesInto the homes and hearts of ordinary people their families and their communities Kate Tempest exposes moments of beauty disappointment ambition and failure Wise but never cynical driven by empathy and ethics The Bricks the Built the Houses uestions how we live with and love one another. Loved it It's a book about gentrification yearning for urban life loneliness and connection but it never overstates and is subtle in tone I loved how it gives the backstory of each new character before returning to the narrative A perfect contemporary London novel The writing is lovely