Waiting ​for the Flood (Spires Universe 2.) 6 csillagozás

Alexis Hall: Waiting for the Flood

People come as well as go.

Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.

Two years ago, it ended.

Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past.

Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.

As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything—and sometimes he doesn't need to try.

Riptide Publishing, Burnsville, Észak-Karolina, 2018
94 oldal · ISBN: 9781912688913
114 oldal · ASIN: B07BK1CRNZ
Riptide Publishing, Burnsville, 2015
106 oldal · ISBN: 9781626492707

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Alexis Hall: Waiting for the Flood

Nagyon lassú, aranyos és érzelmes történet.
A történet cselekménye nem különösebben izgalmas, de az író nagyon szépen fogalmaz, és könnyű együttérezni a karakterekkel. Mind a két karakter máshogyan magányos, és nagyon szép ahogy egymásra találnak. Edwin szakmája pedig zseniális, én is szívesen csinálnék ilyesmit, és ez a munka nagyon jól illik a kicsit romantikus, elveszett, melankólikus természetéhez.
Amiért mégsem kapott öt csillagot a történet, az az, hogy egy kicsivel több cselekmény azért jól esett volna.

Alexis Hall: Waiting for the Flood

Standard love story + játék a szavakkal (hangoskönyvben nem élvezetes annyira). Ponyva + Oxford + gumicsizma + dadogó főhős.

Népszerű idézetek


You don’t really fall in love with a house. You fall in love with the life you could have in it.


The truth is, the English live for mildly extreme weather conditions. We are, after all, a nation who will call an inch of snow a snowpocalypse.


“You know, Edwin,” said Mrs. Chankseliani, “family is really just whoever sticks around.”


“I get to wake up every morning next to the man I love, in the house we bought together, and when I open my curtains I get to see the river. Sometimes, I even get to see the sun shining on it.”
“In England? Are you s-sure?”
“I think . . . there was a day . . . in like . . . 2008?”
“Ah, yes.” I sighed longingly. “I remember it well.”


We were going to end up as newspaper headlines: Pensioner and Homosexual Found Dead in River—Coincidence, Tragedy, or Satanic Ritual Gone Wrong?


This is the story of my life: standing on the edges of things and worrying, when I’m supposed to just walk through them.


It’s all I’ve ever wanted, really. Someone to make tea for. To know how they like to drink it, and share some pieces of time with them at the end of long days, and short ones, good days and bad, and everything in between.


The violence of loss had become an ache which had faded into something else entirely: simply an awareness of absence, not even necessarily of a person, but of a life I thought I’d had.

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