The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand. Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his... show more
The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.
Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.
Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.
But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?
Publish date: 2013-08-26
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
This is my first by this author and this narrator, and it's a home run. Perfect writing, perfectly imperfect characters, and a perfect performance. Ok, ok, so there's a big misunderstanding, but it brought about some much needed reflection and character growth for Ash, so it made up for itself. As...
I am in love with this book. I've been seeing it around for awhile, but I just never took the time to check it out for myself. I'm beyond thankful that I finally did.I didn't realize that it would be so funny. I laughed a lot. Ash's dry since of humor is in sync with mine. He's like my book cha...
AudibleGlitterland is one of my favorite books in the MM romance genre, and OF COURSE when an audio-book has been released, it was automatically a MUST HAVE for me.Nicholas Boulton did a good job, I think his Ash's first person POV was very good done, I like the timbre of his voice. I'm glad thou...
Yep.Wrote this one too, long time ago now.It was actually the third book I wrote. The first was Prosperity, which was (at the time) written even more cantishly that it is in its published form.I'd never really written anything fictiony before which, err, is probably still kind of evident. But the pu...
A truly brilliant novel, made me laugh and cry in equal measure. Written in the first person from the pov of Ash, a bipolar writer and intellectual. Ash leads us through his world of depression and anxiety as he falls for Essex model Darian."You look like Rodin's Danaid," I whispered, unable to resi...