Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
When a great review comes along for an indie writer, boy, you really want to shout from the rooftops. Over the weekend, Eternity Began Tomorrow picked up one of those.
So, yeah. I’m shouting from the rooftops: You gotta go read this.
It comes from writer/blogger Mike Robbins, who hails from England and is, according to his own website’s bio, “the author of six books: The Lost Baggage of Silvia Guzmán (2014), a novel; The Nine Horizons (2014), a collection of travel pieces; Three Seasons, a trio of novellas; Even the Dead are Coming (2009), a memoir of life as a volunteer in Eastern Sudan; Crops and Carbon (2011), about agriculture and climate change; and a novella, Dog! (2015). He was born in London but has lived in many countries.”
Mike was interested to come across two recent novels that deal with climate change in the contemporary world, EBT and Alison Layland’s Riverflow. (He makes me want to read Riverflow ASAP too.)
Here’s a little excerpt from Mike’s review of EBT:
The theme of seeking something intangible is there again [as in Fascination], but perhaps more important, this book is a fiercely contemporary. It’s set against the background of the 2020 Democratic primaries, and is so up-to-the-minute that you realise Brennan must have finished the book just days before it went on sale.
That’s almost true. I finished revising the book a couple of months before publication, but I kept adding up-to-the minute details as late as possible. Even now, it’s tempting to update with some of the surprises we’ve all had politically this year, not to mention the discouraging things you had to see coming.
Many thanks to Mike for this truly rewarding review. It’s always gratifying when a reader (who’s also a terrific writer) sees one of my books exactly the way I hoped it would be seen.
And check out Mike’s Amazon page here: https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Robbins/e/B005EL9K24.