Thunderland

Thunderland

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by Brandon Massey
     
 

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The stunning debut novel from the award-winning author of Dark Corner and Within the Shadows, now back in print . . .

Days after a devastating gale rips through his town and nearly takes his life, young Jason Brooks wakes up to a whole new world. His mother--once a neglectful, angry drunk--has given up the bottle to spend more time with him. His…  See more details below

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The stunning debut novel from the award-winning author of Dark Corner and Within the Shadows, now back in print . . .

Days after a devastating gale rips through his town and nearly takes his life, young Jason Brooks wakes up to a whole new world. His mother--once a neglectful, angry drunk--has given up the bottle to spend more time with him. His father--largely absent for most of Jason's life--is making an honest effort to mend his troubled marriage. And shy, self-conscious Jason has made friends--at last. The whole family is well on the way to recovery--and to finding the happiness that in the past has proved so elusive.

But then the nightmares start . . .

The stalker creeps into the bedroom. He bends down, slowly lifting the bedspread. He lifts it higher . . . and Jason wakes up screaming, his heart thudding in his chest.

And strange things begin to happen . . .

Cryptic messages appear on the bathroom mirror. Clothing flies about the room. The bed rises in the air . . . and thumps back to the ground. And always, in the distance, thunder roars . . .

Because someone--or something--is coming.

For Jason . . .

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011822728
Publisher:
Dark Corner Publishing
Publication date:
11/09/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
212 KB

Meet the Author

Brandon Massey is the award-winning author of several suspense thrillers, including Dark Corner, Within the Shadows, and The Other Brother. He lives with his family near Atlanta, GA.

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Thunderland 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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I love Brandon Massey's novels but this one left feeling like I wasted my money. I hope that I am never diappointed like this again.
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R_Jay More than 1 year ago
This book is good if you like Stephen King-type novels such as the Stand or Needful Things, but bad if you want something truly original. The story starts off well, though at times you find yourself wondering why and how a group of young boys would dream up some of the stuff they do. The problem comes with the fact that the book is long and isn't really scary enough to hold your interest that long. The troubles between the parents is interesting at first, but then becomes trite. What is most disappointing is the ending. Instead of just letting the whole train, demon, dream, choice scene end naturally, Massey decided to add a silly second ending that just cheapens the book. Fortunately, this is a quick read so I didn't waste too much time on it.
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Mutter88 More than 1 year ago
Well written story with quite a few twists that made my head spin (in a good way). The characters where a little under-developed (i bet the author could have expanded on them a little bit) but otherwise it was an easy read that i finished in two sittings. The "bad guy" certainly wasn't what i had pictured when i got the book!
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Thunderland Brandon Massey A mysterious chilling utterly descriptive thriller. My God, expect to stay up late reading, but not too late¿..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I happened upon Brandon Massey's site quite by accident a few months ago. His short stories captivated me and I anxiously awaited the distribution of Thunderland. It was well worth the wait. The characterizations are rich and wonderful. Jason may seem a little mature for a 13-about-to-be-14 year old, but kids at that age vary greatly in their level of maturity. Jason's friends, Brains and Shorty, balance that out nicely and lend credibility to the teenage characters. The adults are well developed and intelligent; we know who they are and what they're about. In spite of their problems, Jason's parents are aware of changes in their son and take steps to find out what's wrong; a refreshing view in a genre where so often the parents are portrayed as fools who should be reported to Children's Services. I loved Sam, Jason's maternal grandfather, and wish that his character had been given more page time, but the time he did have was memorable. This story will draw you in slowly, then hold you prisoner until the bitter end. I dare you to clean those reading glasses, find a comfy chair, set aside a few hours, daylight hours for the faint of heart, then take a deep breath and just try to out run the storm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brandon Massey has written an enthralling supernatural suspense story that keeps the pages turning! Imaginative, reality based, with a truly loveable protagonist. I truly loved the intelligent characters. This story makes you think about things that go, "bump" in the night! A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was very engaging, the characters were so well developed that I felt as if I knew them personally--The plot was also well developed I started reading the book and couldn't put it down until I was finished. This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys taking a wild rollercoaster ride through a world that seems real but isn't--however you will find yourself asking throughout the book --is it real? You will have to read the book and decide yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thunderland is more than captivating...it has that feel of reality that's just a little to real for comfort. A very captivating read if ever there was one. I found myself lost in the pages and just couldn¿t get enough. Exciting, Spellbounding, Enthralling just a few words in an attempt to describe this must read publication. Anxiously anticipating the new release in December. I can¿t imagine it being written better! Brandon Massey¿s writings will keep me as his #1 fan forever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting a long time for a writer like Brandon Massey. THUNDERLAND is my favorite kind of supernatural suspense book -- one that takes place in a world that feels real, making readers believe in the unbelievable. With well-drawn characters and nonstop imagination, THUNDERLAND is a thrill-ride you won't soon forget.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thunderland is a MUST read! Being an avid reader of Koontz, King, and like authors, I was completely impressed with this strong new voice on the scene! The novel kept me up at night...If you enjoy a good scare that will keep you in suspense, Thunderland is your book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Thunderland' was a rare and exciting find. Massey knows how to tell a story, striking fear when you least expect it, much like the pioneers of Horror and Suspense, Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Massey promises to break new ground in the Horror/Suspense Field. If his first novel is any indication of what's to come, it will be well worth the wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice and even on the second read it was just as exciting. Brandon Massey knows how to tell a story and tell it well. It won't be long before he's competing with the big boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After suffering a tragic accident, Jason Brooks experiences a miraculous recovery. Life is better than ever, with new friendships and fresh experiences. His hopes for the future have never been brighter. Over the years, Jason's parents have drifted apart. When a disturbing incident forces them to realize how distant they have grown from each other, they determine to revive their relationship, for the sake of their marriage, and for Jason. Then a mysterious stranger invades their lives. Suddenly, the happiness that Jason and his parents hope to achieve is threatened. There is no escape . . . and no guarantee that anyone will survive.