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3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  219 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Newcomer Brandon Massey delivers this dark, raw, and haunting tale of a family shattered by a mysterious menace, taking readers on a sublimely scary journey deep into the heart of Dean Koontz and Stephen King territory.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Kensington (first published 2003)
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Nilaja Montgomery
I can't hate on Thunderland. Brandon Massey managed to do what most writers only dream of. He completed a novel and got it published. While there are flaws in the writing and at times the story seemed a bit first draftish (that's a word), overall Thunderland was a good story. It made me keep an eye out for Massey's work whenever I found myself in a bookstore. He's now one of my favorite authors. I really appreciate when Black authors (or is it authors who happen to be Black?) write in genres tha ...more
L.J. Stephens
Jan 10, 2015 L.J. Stephens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Ride

It was far better then I expected. I'd recommend to anyone interested in horror. Thus helped me so much with how to write characters for my stories.
Nov 09, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
Shelves: professional, fiction
Set in Zion. Not a bad read by a local author.
Feb 02, 2013 Joe rated it did not like it
There are at least three things that make this book a bad pick:

1. Plagiarism is too strong a word to call what this guy does with one of his scenes, but there was too much similarity between the bullies who gave chase
because the protagonist refused to let the dumbest of the bad boys copy during a test. If you've read Stephen King's It, you'll recognize the resemblance.
I forgave this offense long enough to read a few more chapters, but in the end the limp plot line made it difficult to continue e
Nov 07, 2011 Elke rated it liked it
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Finished this thiller while bed bound with a bacterial infection (yuck) but the good news is I was enthralled by this novel. This is the story of a fourteen year old boy who is one day reminded of a long lost friend of his "The Stranger" who may or may not be a spirit and may or may not be there to harm him. After "The Stranger" grants a few wishes and shows himself to him and his friends it is up to young Jason to make things right, free himself of this lingering "friend" and rid the world of t ...more
Cece Link
May 26, 2015 Cece Link rated it it was amazing
This debut novel was awesome. I found out about it through Goodreads. Can't believe I hadn't come across him before . This book was well written. it sucked me in early on and kept me going the whole entire time. I'm definitely a fan can't wait to read another one of his novels. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Mar 21, 2010 Tina rated it really liked it
I love Brandon Massey's novels! I read some of his later works first and then decided to go back and read this first novel of his that he self-published. It was a fantastic story. I did not like it as much as some of his later works, but I appreciated that this was his starting point as an author. I can see how he's grown as an author and honed his skills, but this was still an excellent start. I can only hope that he'll finish projects quickly, because I would love to read a couple of new novel ...more
Aug 06, 2007 AriesChild rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves stories full of suspense, thrills, and the supernatural.
This was the first book I ever read by Brandon Massey. I had never heard of him before but the cover attracted me. I could not stop reading! It was a wonderful journey into the world of the supernatural that I will never forget. I have been hooked on his books ever since.
Theresa Grant
This book takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride to terror. It keeps you turning pages to see what will happen next.

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Spellbinging. Keeps you in suspense until the ending. My favorite kind of suspense book.
Jun 19, 2009 Smithb rated it liked it
I enjoyed it. I'm new to the sci fi genre so I'm not sure what to expect. It was a good read and held my interest. I've read The Other Brother and also thought it was good. I'll read more of this author's books.
Feb 07, 2013 Sjon rated it it was amazing
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May 01, 2009 Josh Hargrove rated it really liked it
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Here’s a little about me, Brandon Massey. (“Massey” is not pronounced “macy,” by the way. Think of “mass” instead.)

I was born June 9, 1973, in Waukegan, Illinois. I grew up in Zion, a suburb north of Chicago.

I originally self-published Thunderland, my first novel, in 1999. After managing to sell a few thousand copies on my own, Kensington Publishing Corp. in New York offered me a two-book contract
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