Travis Besecker




Mark Ja...
64 books | 2,358 friends

Kevin K...
69 books | 366 friends

Dina Rae
219 books | 1,105 friends

Clare
1,558 books | 182 friends

Matt
1,713 books | 2,817 friends

Mark Go...
5,072 books | 510 friends

Rachell...
528 books | 2,575 friends

Amelia ...
777 books | 83 friends

More friends…



Travis Besecker

Goodreads Author


Born
in Dayton, Ohio, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
March 2012

URL


Travis Besecker (1976 - present) is an award winning author and comedy writer. Using his chronic insomnia as an inspirational tool, he found early success in social media and print. Although he gained notoriety with his humor, he has confessed his preference for the dark nature of horror and suspense. In 2011 he broke the silence on his lifelong struggle with apeirophobia (fear of infinity) and began work on his first novel. Released in February of 2012, "Lost in Infinity" marked his debut into the world of psychological fiction. Although billed as a memoir, "Lost in Infinity" is a work of fiction told from the perspective of a self absorbed blogger as he comes to terms with his own psychosis and thoughts on the universe as a whole. The sec ...more

Things kind of fell apart for almost a year. I relapsed into old habits/addictions and found myself dedicated to so many projects that I didn't know which way was up, sleep became secondary, family and friends were gently placed on the back burner and I dove headfirst into quicksand. I walked away from social media, I stopped writing altogether and ignored all the signs.

After the first of the y... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on October 10, 2014 08:25 • 51 views
Average rating: 3.97 · 58 ratings · 22 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Lost in Infinity

3.86 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lost In Infinity: Deja Vu R...

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Lost in Infinity (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: This book is not for everyone. This is a novel many readers will find hard to define. In fact, it's much easier to list what it's most definitely not than what it really is. It's not necessarily a tale of suspense or a thriller. It's not a mystery either. It's not inspirational, romantic or full of laughs. It's not even entirely fiction. The author would have you believe this is a "psychological roller coaster wrapped in the factual memoir of a chronic insomniac suffering from apeirophobia (the fear of infinity)." This is a clever ruse to suck in his niche audience. The novel offers a no holds barred look into the mind of a man on the precipice of a mental breakdown. The recurring theme of déjà vu leads you through the work giving glimpses of a dark past while offering anecdotes that eerily relate to most readers. Mixing in humor & satire with a childhood spent under the microscope of therapists keeps the reader involved while he digs deeper looking for the root of his problems. The narrator eventually reveals his dark inner turmoil as he fears a slow deliberate path toward schizophrenia. Repetition leads the reader through the twisted break the author fears while touching on life's everyday issues & questions. He delves into sleepless nights, stress, relationships & the pitfalls of careers while he openly offers opinions on religion, suicide, depression & the meaning of life. Many readers will be turned off by the jumping timeline. Some will be confused by the author's back & forth focus on missing memories. The 1st person pseudo-oral narrative will leave others simply frustrated. This book is not for everyone. "Lost in Infinity" is the narrative of a broken man trying to find meaning as he loses his grasp on the reality he's grown to know while leaving the reader questioning everything they thought they knew about the author's sanity, about their own life, about existence & the infinite universe beyond. Enjoy the show.
Hollywood Failure
Travis is currently reading
by Will Phillips (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Harlem Hellfi...
Travis is currently reading
by Max Brooks (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Cosmic Landsc...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Travis's Recent Updates

Travis is now friends with Rick
52918500
Travis rated a book it was amazing
Absolute Sunset by Kata Mlek
Absolute Sunset
by Kata Mlek (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Let me start out by qualifying my review with the fact that I love the stories about the dark, twisted, disturbing and indecent side of human nature. Violence, language, taboo... none of it phases me. If I'm affected emotionally by the book, I feel l ...more
Travis joined the group Book Explosions
131875
Travis rated a book it was amazing
Moore Zombies by Wendy Knuth
Moore Zombies: The Search for Gargoy
by Wendy Knuth (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
A children's book doesn't have to be about cuddly teddy bears or happy-go-lucky toys to be wonderful and sweet. I have three kids ranging in age from three to thirteen years old. I have a slightly twisted sense of humor which has been passed down to ...more
Travis is currently reading
Hollywood Failure by Will Phillips
Hollywood Failure
by Will Phillips (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
""
Travis wants to read
The Extinction Parade, Volume 1 by Max Brooks
Rate this book
Clear rating
Travis wants to read
World War Z by Max Brooks
Rate this book
Clear rating
Travis wants to read
G.I. Joe by Max Brooks
G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds
by Max Brooks (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Travis is currently reading
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
The Harlem Hellfighters
by Max Brooks (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Travis's books…
“There is always a choice to be had, you even have the choice to choose it.”
Travis Besecker, Lost in Infinity

“If I start giving people what they like I'll turn into one of them and I don't want to be one of them I want to be one of me.”
Craig Ferguson

“....maybe fear is God's way of saying, "Pay attention, this could be fun.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

“The Universe is very, very big.
It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules.
Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever.
Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.”
Craig Ferguson, Between the Bridge and the River

“I cut an inch off of every straw I see, just to make the world suck a little less.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
Lois Lowry

26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 24360 members — last activity 16 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
46156 Creative Reviews — 3376 members — last activity 3 hours, 20 min ago
This group is a way to gather together people who like to write book reviews as well as advertise their book review blogs. With enough people we will ...more
25x33 Books & Tales Review Group — 99 members — last activity Apr 03, 2016 01:51AM
This is for authors and publishers to post details of their books that they would like reviews for and for reviewers to select those books they wish t ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5938 members — last activity 2 hours, 23 min ago
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
101568 Rising Karma Press — 25 members — last activity Apr 19, 2013 04:40PM
The magazine that details independent media, writing and ...well everything under the sun in its pages.
26399 Book Giveaways — 3539 members — last activity Jun 23, 2016 10:17AM
The place to go to tell others about your book giveaways and contests. And where book lover's can go to find ways to get free books. We all love those ...more
42398 Superkids — 31 members — last activity Apr 07, 2012 03:34PM
So I found this group and it was really fun-But it sorta died-SOOO ima try to restart it! Superkids rule. They're the sons/daughters/nieces/ nephews o ...more
104564 Kindle Deals — 1090 members — last activity 9 hours, 52 min ago
Authors post your kindle book here when it is on sale 40% off or more! Readers enjoy all the great deals!
111045 Indie Author's Marketplace — 749 members — last activity Jun 18, 2016 01:03PM
We are a team of Indie authors who want to share our books and those we love with you! This group will allow Indie authors of all genres and types to ...more
148519 Audio Inn Recordings — 62 members — last activity Jan 10, 2015 01:16PM
A place to learn about Audio Book recordings. Get feedback on your audio book, ask about our services, or just talk about audio books. http://audioinn ...more
More of Travis’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-5)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 5: by Osman

Osman Gulum Hi Travis,thank you become my friend on here ,
Osman


message 4: by Emma

Emma Thanks for the friend-vite, Travis. Look forward to chatting with you :-)


Carole Gill Hi thanks so much for friending me.so nice to know you!


Travis Now I'm trying to remember what my profile says... LOL


message 1: by Karen

Karen Malena Hi Travis! Thanks for accepting the friend request! Have a great day! Nice profile....interesting!!! Karen


back to top