..the gritty feel of cyber punk...real talent on the page...
Joseph Riippi accomplished no easy thing to have so well-crafted pain inside the usual streetways and bar reflections of places I thought I knew, and with so much beauty... I fear to touch, fear that my finger will come away surprised by red, by blood. Do Something indeed, whether as a Faust or an Eve. Hurry up and just eat the fruit! Riippi has great literary power.
Do Something follows a drunken writer, an institutionalized literary critic, and the woman with the starfish tattoo, three broken Americans whose trials–rape, mental breakdown, substance abuse—Riippi intertwines with the great stresses of contemporary American life, terrorism, and economic collapse.
...moments of profound tenderness and emotional truth.
Joseph Riippi does an interview with Adam Robinson in HTMLGiant.