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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: BIGfib Books (1 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2952489920
  • ISBN-13: 978-2952489928
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 760,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I'm the author of eleven novels:

The Photographer's Wife (2014).

Two novels featuring Hannah
- The Half-Life of Hannah (2012)
- Other Halves (2013)

Two novels featuring CC
- The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend (2011)
- The French House (1st April 2013)

The Fifty Reasons Series, following the life of lovelorn Mark
- 50 Reasons to Say Goodbye (2004)
- Sottopassaggio (2006)
- Good Thing, Bad Thing (2007)
- Better Than Easy (2009)
- Sleight Of Hand (2011)

And the standalone novel
- 13:55 Eastern Standard Time (2008)

The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend was my first big kindle hit, reaching number #1 in Amazon's kindle chart, and remaining in the top ten for over six weeks. It was the 27th best selling ebook in the UK for the whole of 2011.

The Half-Life of Hannah also reached #1 and sold over 300,000 copies to date, as has The French House.

Please note that there are multiple Nick Alexanders on Amazon, and any titles not in the list above are not by me, and so I'm not responsible for their contents. Thus "Almost Free", "Station Road", and "The Talking Wall" are NOT by me.

I live in the southern French Alps with two mogs (Paloma-Paquita & Leon-Pedro), three (nameless) goldfish and a complete set of Almodovar films.

Visit me on http://www.nick-alexander.com

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Review

Bright and sexy continuation of Nick Alexander's previous two
novels, 50 Reasons and Sottopassaggio - Excellent! -- AXM - November 2006

Spooky and Emotionally turbulent yet profoundly comedic - a roller
coaster literary treasure. -- Book Marks - November 2006

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By forInstance on 9 April 2011
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Wow, so good to see the good get even better!

I really enjoyed reading the previous two books in this series and would recommend that you read them first to fully appreciate the evolution of their storytelling and the life and loves of Mark, the central character, although this book stands up as a gripping tale (& more!) in its own right. To use the term 'character' for Mark is really too flat because Nick Alexander has brought his 'characters' to life as real people you care about, are interested in and confused by like those in our own lives.

There is so much humour, poignancy and depth here. It's so well written that the depth isn't clumsily worthy and, if that really isn't your thing, the adventure will engage and grip you anyway. For me it's a delight (I always end up overusing that word with Nick's books) to get it all, woven like rich music that touches, saddens and gladdens the heart without being pious or pretentious pomp. For me and, I hope, for others, the meaning(s) of quality strike at the heart of lives today, way beyond the outer notion of self sufficiency and (unfortunately, for me, banal) TV 'The Good Life'. It's to do with our relationship with ourselves, others, the world - challenging, nourishing food for thought. That's there if you want it - a subtle, rare gem within the rich tapestry of the story.

There is some detail that isn't revealed in the story which frustrated me a little yet, paradoxically, also seemed right given that what was more important, something of what had been hidden within Tom, Mark's partner is. As in real life, some of the pieces in the jigsaw that make him who he is fall into place but, again, like real life, that doesn't mean a definitive conclusion...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ange Chan on 22 May 2011
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This is the third book in the "50 Reasons" series where we continue with the loves and life of the main character Mark. Again, an amazing read which I couldn't put down. I've read all 5 of the book in this series now and Mark is like a real person to me, such is the vivid characterisation of Nick Alexander's writing. Throughly enjoyable and recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AbbeyB on 25 Jan. 2011
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having read the first two books in the series i couldnt wait to read this, and i wasnt disapointed. It was an excellent read, and kept me hooked all the way through! I am definately going to purchase all nick alexander books!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Topchick on 2 Jun. 2011
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This book did get me more involved with Mark and Tom's relationship, just willing them to get out of the situation they got it, and it had me on the edge of my seat with every page turn. Even when I read the 5th book I was still expecting the guy from the farm to just appear. Such a brilliant book, have got the last 2 ready to read in my kindle app.
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Book three in Nick Alexander's 50 Reasons series starts on a high.. with Mark finally having got it together with Tom and them setting off for a long summer holiday together in a VW camper van, to Italy.

Having trouble finding space on a campsite one night, they are directed to an off the beaten track farm by an Italian policeman. Tom falls quickly under the spell of its 'off the beaten track' owner Dante, and the alternative 'opt out' lifestyle that he and the farm represent.

As Tom becomes ever more seduced by Dante's idea that to live off the land is the true benchmark of quality of life, Mark begins to have doubts and worries about their relationship, and more sinister misgivings about Dante's seeming control of Tom.

As always in this series, it is Mark's internal worries, insecurities and feelings that add real depth to the, at times, gripping action of the plot here. We can all relate to these in our own lives and our own relationships with others. Thrown in for good measure is a philosphical debate about what makes us happy in the modern day 'rat race' world.

This all leads then to a very well balanced novel, which tends to be a very rare thing indeed in the genre of modern gay literature. Having become totally enthralled by the charcters of Mark and now Tom, I am already beginning to worry about only having two more books to go in the series. What will I do when I have finished them!?
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I loved the first two books. A lot of Mark's life I can identify with and there's a lot I don't have but would like. This one gets off to quite a scary start. Mark on holiday in Italy with Tom. A crazy farmer and policeman. Lots of complications! Has Mark finally found his life's partner in Tom? You'll have to buy and read to find out.

Excellent continuation of the story. The story and the style keeps me hooked.
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I like the way this series of books just flow into each other no rehashing of what went before. Believable characters which I have grown to love and feel part of their lives. Onto the next one already.
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By J A Bradley on 29 Sept. 2013
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Book 3 has turned out to be as good as the other two. Can't wait to read book 4 now
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