By Todd Grimson
Publish yr note: First released in 1996
In the realm of Hollywood’s panderers, philanderers, has-beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a emerging megastar who can go beyond the lies, dishonest, and hypocrisy for the sake of her artwork. whilst she is coldly betrayed through one leering manufacturer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic chief of an area biker gang, to designated vengeance—and she will get greater than she bargained for. It starts off with the unusual tattoos that seem in a single day on her epidermis like stigmata, via the hallucinations of old cults of the undead. Lisa quickly unearths herself contending with white jaguars and cannibalistic demons emerging from the grave, and the strains among desires and fact speedy dissolve during this surreal and exhilarating mix of satire and the macabre.
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At the same time, something about the illicitness of it had appealed to her-she simply hadn't thought it through. She hadn't, in some emotional sense, "thought" about it at all. Not at the time. And she really didn't want to now. Out of nowhere, she was absolutely certain that if there was a video, Lou had seen it, he might even have commissioned 'it-she was glad now, again, that she had gone to Bora, the shit that had happened seemed unplanned and unpredictable, but cumulatively, perhaps he'd feel the full measure of her willed revenge.
How gross. If it was attention-seeking behavior, it was stupid, because Code couldn't even see her. He was playing his electric guitar for a change, the monster riff for "No Fun" over and over again, altering a foot pedal here and there. A minimalist all-day sucker of a song. Freak's pubic hair was dark brown, in contrast to her platinum blond head; she had on a peach-colored lacy half slip up over her pelvis. Lisa was fairly certain Freak was trying to prove some point to Code, something was going on between them; maybe this was why he kept on playing the guitar.
This double-! never did find out if she was Xtah's twin or a girl they'd snatched away because of the resemblance-this twin was retarded and mute, she could hear but she could not speak. Even so ... it was Xtah I wanted, the more she despised me the more I was determined to impress her, I was sure I'd win her over in the end. She was just spoiled, but basically good. This was what I told myself. The qualities I had seen in the other, they were in Xtah too, eventually they had to win out. I would show off my powers.
Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult by Todd Grimson