The first reviews of Sleight of Hand are in!

“Is it just my imagination, or are Nick Alexander’s novels getting darker? They’re certainly getting better, and considering the high standard and huge popularity of his first, that’s no mean feat. This isn’t just a great piece of gay fiction. It’s a great book, period.” – Paul Burston, author of The Gay Divorcee

“Sleight of Hand is novelist Nick Alexander’s latest volume following the life of the now beloved character Mark. It is a tender,deeply moving portrait of what it means to be gay in the twenty-first century. Alexander has looked beyond stereotypical representations of sexuality, both gay and straight, to show us the infinite possibilities of what love, family and belonging truly mean. It re-imagines the boundaries of gay fiction and inspires us to re-evaluate our lives. A subtle, deeply moving examination of the ways we can re-imagine our lives.” – Alex Hopkins, Out There magazine

Sleight Of Hand – Review Roundup

sleightofhand“Sleight of Hand is novelist Nick Alexander’s latest volume following the life of the now beloved character Mark. It is a tender, deeply moving portrait of what it means to be gay in the twenty-first century. Alexander has looked beyond stereotypical representations of sexuality, both gay and straight, to show us…the infinite possibilities of what love, family and belonging truly mean. It re-imagines the boundaries of gay fiction and inspires us to re-evaluate our lives. A subtle, deeply moving examination of the ways we can re-imagine ourselves.” – Out There magazine

“Is it just my imagination, or are Nick Alexander’s novels getting darker? They’re certainly getting better, and considering the high standard and huge popularity of his first, that’s no mean feat. This isn’t just a great piece of gay fiction. It’s a great book, period.” – Paul Burston, author

“Funny, smart and sharp; Alexander works with snappy dialogue and the wonderfully subtle interplay of relationships between gay men, their ex’s and their women friends. Two men, one Colombian one British, give each other what they (think) they want and how that impacts on their lives in a slow lunatic descent of madcap plotting and honest exploring of the limits of honesty, desire and trust. It’s laugh out loud funny and might make you cry too. Set in Colombia, London and Brighton, this book is fun with a capital F. EP. (Gscene Magazine)

Better Than Easy – Review Roundup

betterthanHere’s a summary of reviews received by Better Than Easy.

Richard Labonte – Books To Watch Out For
“Can love last? Can gay men find domestic contentment? Alexander asks and answers pesky questions central to the homo condition in this perceptive, entertaining novel that showcases his warm wit, his wry insight, and his commendable knack for crafting queer characters with real dimension. Gay fiction doesn’t get much better than Better Than Easy.” Continue reading

13:55 Eastern Standard Time – Review Roundup

1355-lDavid Llewellyn – Time Out London, June 7th 2007

Question: when is a collection of short stories not a collection of short stories? Answer: when it’s a novel. And when is a novel not a novel? When it’s a collection of short stories.
Nick Alexander’s 13:55 Eastern Standard Time is one of those books. It belongs to a genre in both literature and film for which, as far as I know, there is no name. It follows in the footsteps of ShortcutsMagnolia and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s morbidly titled Death Trilogy, in that it weaves together a tapestry of multiple narratives and characters through chance meetings and meaningful confidences. Continue reading

Good Thing, Bad Thing – Review Roundup

goodthingHere’s a summary of press reviews for Good Thing, Bad Thing.

Time Out Magazine Nov 2006 – Paul Burston
“Alexander is a keen observer of gay relationships, and it’s the fall-out from these which proves the most gripping, as Tom suffers post-traumatic stress disorder and Mark is forced to question the depth of his love for him. Bad things happen in this book, but out of them something good emerges. Ultimately, it’s a tale about forgiveness, and a rewarding one at that.” Continue reading

Sottopassaggio – Review Roundup

sottopassaggioWayne Clews Attitude Magazine – October 2005

You may not have been fortunate enough to have read Nick Alexander’s first novel,‘50 Reasons to Say Goodbye’, but no matter, the sequel, ‘Sottopassaggio’, stands on its own as a novel and can beread independently.We pick up the story of Mark who winds up in Brighton, recovering from ahorrific car crash. Fragile and lonely, Mark attempts to put the past behind him and build anew life for himself. The novel follows his first tentative steps back into the gay scene, developing a crush on unavailable men and renewing an old friendship with Jenny only to discover she has disturbing problems of her own. Ultimately, ‘Sottopassaggio’ is a tale of redemption and resilience; a tender, moving and deeply satisfying read. Continue reading