Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult
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"Dark, dirty horror. And film." according to Cliff. I think I almost figured out why this book has its title! Maybe you will too? Along the way you will find yourself pulled along by writing that is dark and dirty, like a kiss you shouldn't be having. You may find yourself mentally casting actual Hollywood figures in the roles of characters in the book. If you are unlucky you will be . screenplay? The first few chapters were enthralling. Lisa Nova wasn't the most sympathetic or well-sketched character, but her interactions with Boro, the implications of the tattoos, made me want to keep reading. Once Lisa leaves town, I lost interest completely. Way too many characters were introduced and I had no interest in any of them. Many. Not like anything or anyone else Grimson likes to create a milieu in which there are multiple allusions and injokes; if you don't get them I suppose that after a while you know something's flying past you but you don't know what it is. But if you get the jokes you're presented with a very dense, actionpacked text. He obviously grew up watching bad movies and yet --
She turns to a witch doctor for revenge, and soon bizarre tattoos appear on her body. The magic she impulsively invokes turns out to be more than a specific spell against her nemesis: it's a cascading rearrangement in the forces active around Lisa herself. "She wanted to seduce and subvert, jab a needle so irresistibly that they didn't even realize their illusions were being pricked, inflatable dolls collapsing into sad rubber husks." Lisa Nova, a sensual Nastassja Kinski lookalike, once played a naked victim in a splatter movie, but at 26 she's a hungry iconoclastic filmmaker who gets screwed out of an important directing job. . Todd Grimson's achievement in this unpredictable horror novel is that Lisa'
It begins with the strange tattoos that appear overnight on her skin like stigmata, followed by the hallucinations of ancient cults of the undead. 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 vengeanceand she gets more than she bargained for. 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. 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.