Brandon Messerschmidt resides in Michigan, with his wife and son, where he currently drones away in his retail management position -- writing for a distraction from the day to day grind.
He fancies himself a storyteller more than an author -- seeking to entertain, not impress with iron-clad prose or seldom used words that require a peek at the online dictionary.
His work typically walks a fine line between science fiction, horror, adventure and general character drama. Many of the concepts explored in his novels are based around his own daily struggle with "faith"; though he subscribes to no particular religion or ideology.
As a former truck-driver and inner-city store manager, he's seen plenty of the "stranger than fiction" happenings that are often attributed to this mystical state we call reality. A lifetime of introspection, people watching, and battles with inner-demons have forged an understanding of the Human animal that is unique -- and often captivating. The journeys and adventures that his characters endure often throw up a mirror that beckons readers to take a long look at themselves and decipher what they see through a foriegn set of eyes.
Some of his work, on the other hand, simply takes readers along for a white-knuckle ride through the breach...
Indeed, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
No fancy hole-punches or guillotines here, so open wide and bite the end off of that stogie... strike a match and fire it up: for tomorrow, we shall die.
on April 02, 2013 :
Apparently there has been a lot of controversy surrounding this book. I'm not sure why. It's just some good old-fashioned horror/sci-fi stuff. Don't miss it if that's your thing.
(review of free book)
on Nov. 22, 2011 :
What a great story!! Well thought out and writen.
(review of free book)
on April 23, 2011 :
Not what I expected at all. The press release I read about this book called it things like blasphemous and offensive, but I didn't find it to be either one. The author did a great job at making the religious characters stand out as heroes, though it was all left open to interpretation.
Brilliant how all the pieces came together at the end and made the story more about how people of different beliefs can come together for the sake of humanity, putting their differences aside. I would love to have seen this story played out as a motion picture, it's just that good.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)