,, The Savages ” by Matt Whyman : interview with author !



  Sasha Savage is in love with Jack Greenway – a handsome, charming, clever …vegetarian. Which the-savages would be acceptable if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’, with strong views to boot. Behind the respectable family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha’s father Titus rules his clan with an iron fist, and although her mother Angelica never has a hair out of place, her credit card bills are shocking and her culinary skills are getting more …’adventurous’ by the day. As for Sasha’s demonic brother Ivan? Well, after accidentally decapitating a supermodel in their family bathroom his golden boy image is looking wobbly. To the outsider the Savages might look like the perfect family, but there is more to them than meets the eye. When the too-curious private detective Vernon English starts to dig for darker truths, this tight knit family starts to unravel – as does their sinister and predatory taste in human beings…
    mattwhyman2012Matt Whyman is a best selling author and agony uncle for Bliss Magazine and BBC Radio 1’s The Sunday Surgery. He has written widely for adults and teenagers, across a range of subjects, including two recent comic memoirs MY LIFE WITH MINIPIGS and WALKING WITH SAUSAGE DOGS. His previous YA books include BOY KILLS MAN, THE WILD and INSIDE THE CAGE. Matt is married with four children and lives in West Sussex, UK.
AND NOW , the interview XD !!!

1.) I`m glad you accept this interview . Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Matt Whyman. I’m the author of several novels, including Boy Kills Man, The Wild, Inside the Cage and Goldstrike. I also wrote two memoirs recently, called Walking With Sausage Dogs and My Life with Minipigs.

2.) How did the idea for , The Savagers ‘ ?
The Savages are a family of modern cannibals. They don’t cook people in cauldrons or anything like that. It’s just something they like to eat once in a while, like a Sunday roast. I do all the cooking in our house. When money was tight last year, I decided to cook only vegetarian meals for our children as it was cheaper. I just didn’t tell them meat was off the menu and they didn’t notice. So, it got me thinking about the food we eat and the factions that can arise – vegans, vegetarians and… carnivores.

3.) Which character from , The Savagers ‘ has influenced you ?

There’s a bit of me in all the characters, but I suspect Titus, the head of the family, shares a great deal of my outlooks in life. Apart from the people eating.
4.) What is your favorite book ?
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

5.) Why ?
It’s written in 1866 and reads like a modern day thriller.

6.) What do you think about ROMANIA ?
I also written two novels under a disguised name – Lazlo Strangolov’s Feather and Bone and Lazlo Strangolov’s Tooth & Claw. Lazlo is Romanian. He lives in a bunker in the foothills. Both stories are loosely set in the region. So, I’m very fond of the country!

7.) Vampires are very popularized in last time . What do you think about vampires?
When I was thinking about writing The Savages, it seemed that vampires had been done to death, and also zombies. Cannibals seemed kind of fresh to me!
8.) What do you think about GLEE ?
Hand on heart, I’ve never watched it.

9.) What do you think about my blog ? 🙂
I think it’s great – good reviews!

10.)  Do you have a message for my blog`s followers ?  
Be good to Florin and he will be good to you.
Thank you , Matt !

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