Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 am Post subject: “Happy Hour”, The New Book By NYC Author David S. Grant Is N
“Happy Hour”, The New Book By NYC Author David S. Grant Is Now Available
Released on: February 19, 2010, 1:20 am
Author: David S. Grant
Happy Hour is a life in the day of Will and Sara. They are having guests over for a dinner party disguised as a Happy Hour. One of the guests, Jack, is on the verge of rock stardom if only if lifestyle will allow such success. Josh and Katherine are dealing with a past of children, a stressed marriage, and prison time.
The story begins with preparation then takes us to Jack and his guest as they enjoy pre-dinner cocktails while trolling for women in all of the wrong places. After a dinner (that entails more drinking than eating) tragedy finds some of the guests and the answer to the underlying question "How many people are needed to be considered an .?" is answered.
Happy Hour is a story of scary conversation and remembering a past that maybe better forgotten. The only constants are surprise announcements and the flow of vodka in this tale of an evening in Manhattan.
"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. 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. " -Stefan Halley, Pop Syndicate
Excerpt from Happy Hour:
Jack is watching Donny with the two girls across the bar. For a second he is jealous, then he sees one of the girls pull a knife. The second punches Donny right in the face, causing him to trip over a bar stool and fall flat on his back. Gasping for air, he is pulled out of the bar by a bouncer-type bartender
By the time Jack gets off his stool and into the street, the bartender is gone. In broad daylight Donny is sitting in the street, his nose bleeding onto his shirt.
Donny is holding his nose, trying to stop the blood from pouring out. “Lesbians; I forgot about lesbians.”
Jack calls Tina and tells her it’s time; they are going to pick her up and head to the happy hour.
Donny cracks the window, listening to the Ferrari purr up Madison Avenue as he wipes some excess blood seeping from his nose. “So why is it called a happy hour anyway?”
"… 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
David S. Grant was born in West Allis, WI. He is the author of books Corporate ., The Last Breakfast, Bleach|Blackout, Hollywood Ending, Emotionless Souls, and Rock Stars. David lives and works in New York City. For more information on David and his writing go to: http://www.davidsgrant.com
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