I’m grateful to the wonderful book blog, A Daydreamer’s Thoughts, for a very complimentary review of Never Ending. The blog, which consists of book and film reviews and articles, author interviews, guest posts and features, has also posted a Q&A-style interview with me.
Here is a selection of quotes from the review of Never Ending:
“A brilliant and wonderful read that I would easily recommend to others. It is incredibly well-written and I was, quite honestly, taken aback at how invested I got into the story.”
“. . . intense, vibrant, and often times fairly scary. The plot kept the reader hooked throughout.”
“Every single character in this book was well thought-out and really well-written. These are characters that could easily step off the page. Shiv was an intensely complex character with issues running to her very core but she still wanted to live, to smile, and to simply not give up. I truly admired her strength and found this story really came to life through her eyes.”
“The writing style in this book was really great. It was easy to get sucked into the story, and the descriptions were just so brilliant. I also found the dialogue and characters’ actions to feel so realistic, which really helped with the overall feel of this book. I will definitely be keeping an eye on Martyn Bedford from now on.”
“Never Ending . . . will pull you in, keep you on the edge of your seat, and make you emotionally invested in the characters before you even witness it happening. I am truly glad I read this book and would freely admit that you’re missing out by not reading it yourself.”
And here’s a sample question and answer from the interview:
During those long hours creating your new novel, were there any bad habits you fell into (eating lots of Ben and Jerry’s for encouragement, perhaps)?
I pick my nose a lot. (Too much information?) I’m terrible for playing computer games when the writing isn’t going very well (or as a treat when it is). Hearts, reversi, chess, connect 4 . . . you name it, I’ll play it. A few months ago, I disabled all the games on my laptop to remove the temptation. It seems to be wor . . . woah, high score!
Click here to read the review and Q&A interview in full and to check out the rest of the Daydreamer’s blog.