AFI Frontman Davey Havok to Release Love Fast Los Angeles Novel in 2018
AFI frontman Davey Havok is to release his second book, titled Love Fast Los Angeles, on February 8. His first novel, Pop Kids, came out in 2013.
“Love Fast Los Angeles was written and edited all over the world, and in the skies above it, but the majority of it was tapped out in a West Hollywood coffee shop,” Havok says. “The owners and managers were kind enough to let me squat while sapping their wireless.”
“I began writing it immediately after Pop Kids was finished. I was easily inspired to keep that world alive out of love for the writing process, for the pop kids themselves, and by the impact of the very real culture they represent. After taking a pause for Broadway, whilst hiding in a hole below my friend’s garage in the Hollywood Hills, I was encouraged to return to the manuscript by my dear friend and publisher.”
A trailer for Love Fast Los Angeles
From the press release:
The novel tells the story of Alvin, a party photographer. His taste-making website has brought fortune and fame to hundreds, including the wild girls of the hit reality series All F’s. With a “fiery, freshly broken heart,” Alvin attempts to enact his vendetta against a former online teen heartthrob while struggling to gain the affection of disaffected socialite, Sky Monroe. The millennial love story is filled with fast cars, pop stars, outrageous poseurs, lavish parties, golden guns, designer drugs and drag queens. Dark Hollywood looms behind a blinding spotlight, directing it all. In Love Fast Los Angeles, celebrity is God, irreverence is revered, and obsession takes the wheel to run every red light in this pop-fueled noir.
Havok, who has numerous other projects besides AFI, including Blaqk Audio, XTRMST and Dreamcar, imagines his third novel will come out in “less than a decade.” Busy guy.
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