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About the Author: 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 first
diagnosed 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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Goodreads rating: 3.57

Paperback, Published in Jan 1970 by Valdemar / Es Pop

ISBN10: | ISBN13: 9788493777111

Page count: 267

Justine es una vampira francesa de origen medieval. Keith era guitarrista en un grupo post-punk hasta que unos matones pagados por un novio celoso le rompieron las manos. Primero obligado y luego en honor al imprevisto vínculo que ha surgido entre ellos, Keith se encarga de proteger a Justine durante las horas de sol y de conducirla por todo Los Ángeles en busca de presas para saciar su sed cada. El resto del tiempo lo dedican a charlar, a fantasear juntos y a crear un mundo propio y cerrado, aislado del exterior. Sin embargo, su privado universo de paz está a punto de llegar a su fin. David Henry Reid era actor en los tiempos del cine mudo. Hasta que una noche fue mordido por Justine. Desde entonces, ha pasado casi un siglo obsesionado por volver a reunirse con ella, sólo para verse rechazado. Movido por una insaciable crueldad refinada a lo largo de varias décadas como vampiro, David se dispone a vengarse de Justine... y de todos aquellos que encuentre cerca de ella. La situación es más compleja, pero el resumen es ese. Bienvenido a Los Ángeles, una ciudad capaz de hacer realidad todos tus sueños. El problema es que hay sueños que sería mejor no realizar nunca. Todd Grimson transforma las convenciones de la ficción vampírica para revelarnos una historia de amor apasionada y perturbadora, íntima y brutal. Vivir por amor. Morir por amor. ¿Y después qué? Esto.
"Todd Grimson es el escritor americano más innovador del momento, un maestro del noir, un brillante estilista de la prosa. Acero es Anne Rice para sofisticados y la primera gran novela de vampiros de la era posmoderna". James Ellroy, autor de L.A. Confidential y La Dalia Negra

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