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L. David Hesler is an indie fantasy and horror author from the midwest. He has been a radio DJ, an actor, a sales person, a graphic designer, and most recently, a teacher. Writing, however, has been his lifelong obsession. He enjoys cheering for the Chicago Cubs and creates original alternative rock music in his spare time. He and his wife spoil a miniature schnauzer and a cat that likes to fetch.
on May 04, 2011 :
Prismatica is a collection of dark, poetic, short stories. They all had me captivated. I was sitting there with my mom’s iPad on my lap flipping through the pages without knowing what I expected and WOW. It blew me away. They weren’t just random thought of stories they were deep, horrific and… I can’t describe it. It stirred something deep within me and now I’m inspired to write. And all 7 were somewhat connected to one another and Hesler did it well! My favorite of the 7 is Sadie’s Beast. It was short but I still loved it.
Hesler has potential to write a full on awesome novel. He’s got the talent for it and I’m looking forward to seeing where writing takes him! I can’t wait to read his upcoming fantasy novels! He deserves more recognition! I’d like to recommend everyone to read his 88 paged e-book! It was creepy and unputdownable a great change in my usual YA paranormal AND I read all in one sitting. :D
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on April 30, 2011 :
I was pulled into this collection quickly. As a reader I was captivated by the originality and cleverness of the plot underlying this collection of stories and poems. Rather than being described as a collection of stories, it is a novel with the stories and poems being used to arrange the material in much the same way that chapters are usually used to organize. I was absolutely fascinated with what Hesler's imagination has done with this variation of going down a rabbit hole. I'll never look at dirt in the same way again. In particular, I loved the surreal portrayal of the characters and the world(s) they inhabit. I don't want to spoil the story for other readers by describing too much of it here. Simply, I want to urge everyone to allow this book to pull them into it as well. Buy it!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)