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When most of the world inexplicably disappears overnight, only small patches of civilization remain.

May and Isak live on what used to be Holly Street. Since the Event, however, they have found themselves totally isolated, surviving day to day on what they can find in their pantry and their memories. May thinks that everything is going fine: apart from Isaks weird
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Published March 5th 2018
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Jane
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Patch Project by Brittni Brinn takes place in a world laid to waste by mystery means and follows the story of those left behind. Isak and May live in their home, which was once situated in a pleasant suburb. Now all their neighbours homes have been mysteriously wiped away. Pinot and Miller live on the fringe, which doesnt seem much different from what may have been their lives before the wasteland. Ed lives in the rest stop he had pulled into, far from his big city life. Living off of ...more
Christian Laforet
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Patch Project is a fantastic debut from Brittni Brinn. The story itself, a post-apocalyptic tale, finds a small group of survivors navigating a landscape so desolated that to call it a wasteland would be generous.

Although I liked the setting, it is two other things that make The Patch Project truly interesting.

The first are the characters. I was taken in by these people (especially May and Isak). They come off as real people dealing with an impossible situation. They are not bad ass Mad Max
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Janine
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED The Patch Project! It was impossible to put down!
The Patch Project is a post-apocalyptic novella which explores the lives of different groups of survivors of the Event. This riveting, character-driven plot will have you hooked from the very beginning and doesnt let you go until the final page.
The characters are exciting and fascinating. Its easy to immediately connect to the characters; their vulnerability due to their situation allows for them to be really accessible and
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Hanan
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked the minute I started reading! I couldn't handle the suspense (I just had to know what happened next) so I read the whole book in one sitting. I loved how the novel was full of literary references and allusions. Despite the dystopian setting, the characters still managed to hold on to their humanity and contemplate existential and philosophical questions. I personally found that to be refreshing as many dystopian novels focus too much on the physical hardships or the outward action. ...more
Alexander Zelenyj
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Patch Project is Canadian author Brittni Brinns debut speculative fiction novel. It is populated with an eclectic cast of memorable characters inhabiting a dream-like post-apocalyptic landscape in search of an elusive meaning to their nightmarish world. Mysteries abound, and tantalizing hints of a global ecological disaster infuse the narrative with a perpetual tension that never lets up. Brinn adds depth to her end-of-the-world scenario by infusing her characters with uncanny abilities, ...more
Susan
May 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was OK for what it was: a novel with no beginning and no end. Just a random group of people thrown together after an apocalyptic event (?) which is never really addressed. Would have been so much more effective if the author could have come up with a complete storyline instead of just characters interacting and trying to survive, with vague references to their thoughts/feelings.
Robert Dowsett
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I was given an ARC of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
Something odd happened to the world, the Event they call it, and nothing was ever the same since, after most of the people vanished. May can feel the presence of others, even though she doesnt understand it; Isak, her husband, travels through time, but only forwards and it seems to be based on events and desires rather than specific destinations; Ed can control electrical impulses with his mind; and Pinot is a
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Scott Gamble
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A thoroughly enjoyable read. Great ideas fleshed out delivered clearly and creatively. I would have been happy if this book was twice as long without adding any action. Being a character driven work, and being set in a post-apocalyptic world, I think there was even more room to ramble around in characters heads, really start to feel the loneliness and circular thinking that must set in with this sort of situation. The ending really threw me for a loop. So much happens in such a short amount of ...more
Ben Dongen
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Patch Project is not a book that holds your hand. It's well written with sweeping metaphors and tangents that explore the character's emotional reactions, but you'll have to do the work to pick out the details of the story among the poetic language.
The story itself is an interesting one, almost dream-like, following characters exploring who they are and what it means to be alive in a broken world.
Not every question is answered, but the writing and character development are worth the read.
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James Campbell
What a dark, and at times bleak short little novel. There is a feel of helpless and hopelessness with the characters, who you feel sympathetic for as they try to come to terms with their changed world.
Chelsea Porter
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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To start, the concept for this novel is intriguing. A future distopia created out of a desire to fix the damage we have already done. At least as far as we know so far.
The characters are dynamic, the writing of them is done well. They are believable people with believable histories and problems. People have powers they didnt have before, And everyones experience of, and reactions to, the Event varies to match their personalities and circumstances.
As for the writing itself I found it to be
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Sandy
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! The cast of eclectic characters and their efforts to cope in a post apocalyptic environment serve as a reminder that no matter how good we (think we) are or how great our weakness(es), we still need each other to love, grow and progress in this thing we so casually call life. I already miss my new friends from "The Patch Project" and am looking forward to the next book.
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Brittni Brinn is the author of The Patch Project. She received her M.A. of Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in 2015. She co-hosted 'Hardcover: A Literary Podcast' for two years and has worked in theatres around Canada stage managing and writing plays.

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