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Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult By Todd Grimson Brand New Cherry Flavor A Novel of the Occult In the world of Hollywood s panderers philanderers has beens and sycophants aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a rising star who can transcend the lies cheating and h
  • Title: Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult
  • Author: Todd Grimson
  • ISBN: 9781936182190
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult By Todd Grimson In the world of Hollywood s panderers, philanderers, has beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a rising star who can transcend the lies, cheating, and hypocrisy for the sake of her art When she is coldly betrayed by one leering producer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic leader of a local biker gang, to exact vengeanIn the world of Hollywood s panderers, philanderers, has beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a rising star who can transcend the lies, cheating, and hypocrisy for the sake of her art When she is coldly betrayed by one leering producer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic leader of a local biker gang, to exact vengeance and she gets than she bargained for It begins with the strange tattoos that appear overnight on her skin like stigmata, followed by the hallucinations of ancient cults of the undead Lisa soon finds herself contending with white jaguars and cannibalistic demons rising from the grave, and the lines between dreams and reality quickly dissolve in this surreal and exhilarating blend of satire and the macabre.
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    1. Todd Grimson

      Todd Grimson was born in 1952 in Seattle and moved to Portland, Oregon at an early age At the age of 22, having gone through all kinds of dead end employment, Grimson took a civil service exam and ended up working at the VA Hospital in its surgical intensive care unit, which he found highly educational He went on to work nightshift in the emergency room at Emanuel Hospital, where most local victims of violent crime were seen an intense experience informing his first novel, Within Normal Limits, which he wrote under the mentorship of Paul Bowles, whom he had met and studied with during a summer writing workshop in Tangier, Morocco Published in the prestigious Vintage Contemporaries series as a trade paperback original, Within Normal Limits earned critical acclaim and was the winner of the Oregon Book Award in 1988 It was shortly before the publication of this first novel that Grimson was firstdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis MS , an incurable, degenerative disease However, his symptoms went away and did not reappear until the summer of 1991 Stricken suddenly, housebound and incapacitated, Grimson found himself having vivid and surreal dreams, which later became the source and literally a part of the novel, Brand New Cherry Flavor, which blends this phantasmagorical dreamscape with the innovation of cinematic realism Critically acclaimed both in the US and in the UK, this novel was followed by Stainless Schaffner Press Feb 2012 , an urban noir vampire novel set in late 1990 s L.A.In recent years, Grimson has been writing and publishing short fiction online under the nom de plume I Fontana, appearing in such literary reviews as BOMB, Bikini Girl, Juked, New Dead Families, Spork, Lamination Colony and Spork, while working on a new novel, sickgirl101, a thriller which delves into the online Alt Sex underworld, exploring and exposing the darker side of contemporary sexuality as perhaps no one else has done before.

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    1. A wild fairground ride through the sleazy underbelly of LA Brand New Cherry Flavor is hard boiled horror noir at its finest Featuring, in Lisa Nova, a morally blank protagonist and a walk on cast of zombie bikers, voodoo priests, transsexual drug dealers and corrupt movie folk it s a nightmare city scape of a book, high on designer pharmaceuticals, tattooed and dressed to kill Grimson s debut sinks its teeth into your throat from the first page and refuses to let go until the last Piling up the [...]


    2. Noir is my newest love LA noir especially This book has all the good stuff filmmakers, bands, sex, revenge, zombies yes I said zombies and all the garbage of a life lived underground I wouldn t say I would re read this book over and over but I keep loaning it out with my highest recommendation


    3. Hi y all Anne here I have just finished reading Brand New Cherry Flavor, and whoa is all I can think This book is definitely an adult novel, the story line is strong and consuming It takes place in the 90 s which is a time I remember quite well, the scenes painted in this book are sometimes nice and innocent while in contrast some are harsh and gruesome Right now it seems the world is obsessed with kind creatures and love stories but what about the other side I think this is the perfect time for [...]


    4. Brand New Cherry Flavor by Todd GrimsonThis is the first book I have read in the Paranormal Horror genre And it will not be my last.I was drawn into this crazy world from the first page The plot and characters are original and flawed but it only adds to them Lisa is an Indie director who also had a few small parts in movies She gets screwed over by her lover and producer Lou She meets up with Boro who has voodoo powers to get revenge on Lou but what happens next is both shocking and horrific to [...]


    5. This is fun so far A recommendation from an old friend It has a definite Crying of Lot 49 set in 1996 vibe.


    6. Brand New Cherry Flavor, by Todd Grimson Schaffner Press Billed as a novel of the occult, Brand New Cherry Flavor is an erotic gore fest tucked between unnecessary foreplay and spooning The story s empathetic center is meant to be Lisa Nova, a borderline sociopathic film school graduate who, when she can t sleep her way into the job of assistant to Selwyn Popcorn, the it man of her film scene subculture, sets the gears of the plotline in motion by seeking out a hit man to kill the guy who lost h [...]


    7. This is the first book I have read in the Paranormal Horror genre And it will not be my last.I was drawn into this crazy world from the first page The plot and characters are original and flawed but it only adds to them Lisa is an Indie director who also had a few small parts in movies She gets screwed over by her lover and producer Lou She meets up with Boro who has voodoo powers to get revenge on Lou but what happens next is both shocking and horrific to Lisa She ends up with tattoos on differ [...]


    8. I found myself not very enad with the plot itself, but Grimson s writing and prose He s very vivid, describing things well but quickly And I found myself wrapped up in the relationships he presented, how Lisa interacted with those around her seemed to be of a focus to me than her involvement and mystery with Boro Can t say I d read this again and again, and it took me a while to get through because the plot wasn t very page turny, but I still really enjoyed it and I doubt this book will leave m [...]


    9. This was just one of those book that did nothing to involve me emotionally in the characters Everything that happened was at arms length, which in a paranormal horror work, probably was not the desired effect Add on top of that all the misspellings and grammar issues, I just was reading to get through it after a while Not something I will be tempted to reread.


    10. Nyeh Grimson tries too hard to be outrageous but by the end I was asking myself, why did I bother And the title has nothing whatever to do with the content, by the way I figured it was going to be an insider s account of the Cola Wars.


    11. This book surprised me In the beginning it seemed interesting, but slow Once I finished I realised its like a rollercoaster There s a long build up to the peak followed by all kinds of twists and turns.



    12. Totally unusual book, in a good way Quite funny scenes and kept me pretty interested worth a go if you like odd fantasy stories.



    13. Interesting read A little bit hard to keep focused on Pretty graphic Not a horrible book, but not a can t put down book.


    14. Brand New Cherry Flavor, by Todd Grimson Schaffner Press August 13, 2011 Billed as a novel of the occult, Brand New Cherry Flavor is an erotic gore fest tucked between unnecessary foreplay and spooning The story s empathetic center is meant to be Lisa Nova, a borderline sociopathic film school graduate who, when she can t sleep her way into the job of assistant to Selwyn Popcorn, the it man of her film scene subculture, sets the gears of the plotline in motion by seeking out a hit man to kill th [...]


    15. Languid and trippy, like the girl you see slumped at the back of a club at the end of the night, sexy and dangerous and perhaps vacant but all the interesting for it.The story progresses woozily without much narrative drive and could easily have become annoying and a case of style over substance In fact I d completely understand if some of those who read it felt that way because I almost expected to myself but for some reason I was drawn in The novel circles in on itself rather than moves forwa [...]


    16. Lisa Nova is a young, attractive, mildly sociopathic wanna be director, who decides to take matters into her own hands when the director she s sleeping with betrays her Her quest for revenge takes her down a bloody, zombie filled mystical path.Brand New Cherry Flavor was written in the 1990 s, so there are quite a few pop culture references to that period, which is fun But, it seems to me that the author could not decide if he wanted a true horror novel or a thumbed nosed, sardonic take on the b [...]


    17. Wellat was truly bizarre And it was for once actually genuinely scary, though there s very much a lit fic cool remove from the main character Hardly surprising given that the author cites Pynchon as one of his biggest influences So, yeah, lots of sex and violence and one weird ass Pre Columbian demi god terrorizing everyone Not bad.


    18. Todd Grimson is colorful author There is great literary prose in this story However, this one didn t fit my reading style I didn t like the protagonist, but the antagonist was interesting.


    19. I really enjoyed this book I happen to be surprised by the ending though view spoiler I honestly thought Lisa was going to be killed, but I was surprised when she wasn t hide spoiler


    20. Just weird There were many chapters where nothing happened The story could ve finished much sooner Not sure why I perservered with it.


    21. A fun read with twists and turns aplenty, but the numerous typographical errors in the Kindle Edition were, at times, very distracting.


    22. sorry I just cannot do it any this is going nowhere fast for me and there s too many good books out there waiting to be read.



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