“Wow! What an ingenious way to write a novel! Author Michael Robert Dyet has included blogs from each of his characters in “Until the Deep Water Stills” to give readers a better perspective and understanding of each character. In addition to this, Dyet introduces readers to the four main characters a little at a time, which enables us to decide how each person interacts and relates to each other in the overall plot…
“Until the Deep Water Stills” by Michael Robert Dyet was a fascinating read; readers can relate to the characters, their issues and demands. All of us have secrets we keep hidden from others, as do the characters in this book.”
~ Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views
"This book is fantastic. I read all the time and I have to say it has been a rare thing to come across such a thoughtful, emotionally relevant and ultimately inspiring novel. It is clear that the author "gets it" when it comes to what really goes on between people, be they lovers, families or friends. I highly recommend it."
~ Katy MacKinnon
“This is a great book! Michael is an amazingly sensitive and intuitive writer, and obviously understands more about the vagaries and intricacies of love than most people learn in a lifetime. I really found myself getting caught up in the characters. And the internet links really add a lot. At the end of each chapter there's a link to a blog written by the character (supposedly), which adds a lot of insight into what is going on in the book. Sort of a "behind the scenes look" into the minds of the 4 characters. The plot and characters kept me glued to the pages, and had me in tears when ....but no, I don't want to spoil the story!”
~ Joan Burton
“What a great idea, to combine the best of two worlds - literature and the Internet - and create a novel that is “Internet enhanced” - that is interactive. That’s just what author Michael Robert Dyet did with his debut novel, Until the Deep Water Stills, in which readers can go to a web address at the end of each chapter to read further information on that chapter and its characters, and to view cool photographs…
Until the Deep Water Stills is a novel that will invoke deep emotions from its readers, and make them think about the nature of love and how its peaks and valleys often transform interpersonal relationships over the years. Its use of the Internet really adds a lot of interest to the novel, and makes reading the book an interactive experience.”
~ Reviewed by Douglas Cobb, bestsellersworld.com
“It is an unusual book in that each chapter is told from the viewpoint of one of each of its 4 main characters. I haven't gone online to delve deeper, and I suspect that the loss is mine because Mr. Dyet's writing style is compelling - very eloquent use of language and you can easily get swept along on the lyrical nature of the writing.
The characters are believable and given the depth to which the author relates each character, it is to his credit that their portrayal remains true to each - each being so different too… I would say it is a book for the 'Oprah Generation'.”
~ Lynn Fallon, United Kingdom
“The interesting added dimension to this book is the Internet component that reveals more of the characters and their secrets. The affair that Katherine conducts happens mostly in this dimension and I would have missed it had I not read her online journal. I think Dyet has hit on the future of the book - with the technology available and emerging - it could become a multi media experience.”
~ Shane Joseph, Author of Redemption in Paradise and Fringe Dwellers