Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What is it about?
That’s the harder of the two to answer without giving away too much. The novel is a psychological suspense thriller at heart, written in the form of a fictional autobiography. The book follows the narrator as he explores his lifelong struggle with insomnia and the meaning of human existence. The narrator’s crippling fear of infinity and the unknown boundaries of space and time fracture his grip on reality as the reader is pulled along down his path of self discovery, unlocking suppressed memories that may hold the key to his fears and answer the question of, “What is the meaning of life?”
Giving any more clues to what the book is about would ruin the experience.
If you appreciate the work of Chuck Palahniuk (“Survivor”, “Fight Club”), Kurt Vonnegut (“Slaughterhouse-Five”, “Timequake”) or Dean Koontz (“Odd Thomas”, “Life Expectancy”) you’ll likely enjoy this book.
How much of it is true?
I take back what I said earlier about this being the easier question to address. The simple answer is “enough”. The book takes the actual events and struggles of my life and puts meaning to them where none could be found. It takes the darkest of my fears and explores the possibilities that frighten me most. It puts into words the moments of my life that have defined, inspired, changed, stifled and plagued me throughout my tenure as a cast member in the play of life. That said, because of the nature of the novel, the main character needed to be a pretentious, overconfident headcase and kind of a dick. Oh, and maybe a little bit schizophrenic... The lines of truth more than blurry.
Enjoy the show.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
so yeah. i’m reading this now.
i downloaded it on amazon kindle, and i’m enthralled. its an interesting read, definitely something different than the 50 shades of whatever that was…thank goodness. that 50 shades thing lost me at the second book.
THIS..however..is definitely worth the read so far. at first, i couldn’t get quite into it. now, i don’t want to put it down.
also, i just realized..if it weren’t for kindle, i would have waited for that book to be delivered…which would have made it so i probably didn’t read it, because i’m a “here and now” kinda person.
so..yay for instant gratification.
(i plan on reading a dream undone next, done by another talented tumblr writer http://thewhitesharkcafe.tumblr.com )
I hope you like it! Let me know what you think.
Writer Travis Besecker @finallyhesleeps let’s us quiz him about his new book, Lost In Infinity and accepts an invitation to become Adie’s dungeon slave.
This was an awesome interview. Make sure you listen each week to Adie and Shaan on fingerbang radio here.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
You remember Ernest Angley? TV healer. He’d slap people’s foreheads—whap!—and they’d flop over, quivering like fish. I used to love watching him. It was like professional wrestling for Baptists.
The Devil’s Alphabet - Daryl Gregory
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This week we have a tag team of awesomeness with Twitter Twats guest @tequilatears he’s so comical, we want him to be our new life coach. Writer Travis Besecker @finallyhesleeps let’s us quiz him about his new book, Lost In Infinity and accepts an invitation to become Adie’s dungeon slave. So yeah…the usual bullshit and banter. Keep on ‘banging!
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
FINALLY finished Lost In Infinity!!
I know. I know. I’m always the last one to finish.
This was not a book that I could read at the ball field. I needed to be able to think. And believe me….that’s not easy for me. (Shut up. Stop laughing. I just have NO time to sit and think.)
I’m so glad that I finished it though. So incredibly glad.
I’m still trying to sort out the right words…but right now all I can come up with is…
Such a great concept and such a brilliant way of working the concept and the theme into the entire book…each page…without it being the least bit obvious. I thought I knew where it was going and I was completely wrong.
Thank you, Travis, for sharing this. For creating this.
This is the kind of reaction that makes writing “Lost in Infinity” feel like an accomplishment.