"Stuck somewhere between J.D. Salinger, Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis, author David S. Grant delves into the life of a modern misanthrope whose drug usage would make Hunter S. Thompson envious. Grant laid-back style makes the misadventures of Jeremy and his drug addled buddies an easy pill to swallow......It’s dark, disturbing and usually uncomfortable. David S. Grant is an author to watch. He could easily become the next Chuck Palahniuk with his fragmented style and stream of consciousness writing. If you enjoy these types of stories, Bleach/Blackout will be a very enjoyable read."
-Stefan Halley, Pop Syndicate
Fans of fluffy romance novels and that all too familiar, over hyped, edge of the seat crap should steer clear. This is life at its most jaded. David S. Grant presents Bliss, the prequel to the double novel Bleach|Blackout. Bliss is a story about children growing up. More specifically, children growing up in the parking lot of their High School.
"Bleach and it’s sequel Blackout are going on my favourite reads of the year. Pop culture references are peppered through the descriptions and add to the themes found in the story, for example, a girl who is extremely attractive loses a few points for owning a certain CD, Hah love it! These aren’t happy stories and there isn’t too much uplifting metaphor behind the story, but satisfying? Oh yes, that it was. This is a keeper and will find a nice home on my shelf between Brett Easton Ellis and Jay McInerney – I think it will find this a cozy spot." - Joanne, The Book Zombie
Bliss is a story about children growing up in the school parking lot. A prequel to the double novel Bleach|Blackout, Bliss follows Chip, Stoner, and Jeremy through their senior year of high school. This fast paced novella begins with a drug deal gone bad and ends with a drug deal gone right. In between these exchanges, the narrator tells of his struggles in school, with the law, his psychiatrist, girls named Mary, and what it’s like to attend blizzard parties (same as a normal party, just with lots of cocaine). For those searching for a feel-good story of adolescence, look further—it’s not here. That being said, this tale does end with a nice cozy fire that is sure to bring a good laugh... or a gasp.
“If you've ever clocked in your time staring at cubicle walls, sitting through monotonous, agonizing meetings, or having to explain the most basic functions of a spreedsheet program, this story is for you.” –Andy Laughton, Silverthought Press
“Grant writes like an artist paints. There is a lot left to interpretation. Is this book for everyone? No. It is for those who truly understand the artistic side to writing.” - Stephanie Rollins
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David S. Grant is the author of several books including Corporate Porn (Silverthought Press), Bleach|Blackout (Offense Mechanisms), The Last Breakfast (Brown Paper Publishing), Rock Stars (Oak Tree Press), and Happy Hour (SynergEbooks). David lives and works in New York City. For more information go to http://www.davidsgrant.com