Alexis Hall

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Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the 21st century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de siècle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret. He did the Oxbridge thing sometime in the 2000s and failed to learn anything of substance. He has had many jobs, including ice cream maker, fortune teller, lab technician, and professional gambler. He was fired from most of them.

He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a 17th century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hotwire a car.

He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way.

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I probably wouldn't write a direct sequel in the sense that I feel Ash and Darian's story is sort of done - and I'm not sure what else I could add to it.

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Happy new year! I kind of eschewed doing an end of year wrap up for 2018 because, well, I had other things on my mind and I really thought it was the last thing the universe needed.

However, I’m glad to be starting 2019 with yet another list of stuff I’m into.

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“What's your name?"
"What, that's your name?"
"Yes," I said impatiently, "that's my name."
"That's what people call you?"
"Like in bed, or whatever? They call you A.A.Winters?"
I met his eyes. "No, in bed they call me God."
He laughed again, the same uninhibited cackle. "Like it”
Alexis Hall, Glitterland

“So, lemme get this right. We're gonna make a go of it. You and me? Togevver? Even though I'm orange and you're mental?”
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“Love me, love the onesie.”
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“In the meantime, the Bear had attained the Avenue, where blinding, brilliant traffic travelled like a line of light from north to south, as if between worlds. But it was Jacob who saw the ladder, wrestled with the angel, and obtained a birthright under false pretenses. The Bear had done none of these things. He pulled the hat brim farther down on his face and walked south beneath the vault of darkness, above him like guardians or heralds the electric signs of bars and stores- white, orange, yellow, gold, red, brilliant blue and green, occasional imperial purple - as if they were angels that had descended to earth only to hire themselves out as lures for business, possibly for reasons of pity. The Bear walked beneath them like a resolute and powerful man, the saxophone case at his side swinging like a cache of fate, love, gold or vengeance. When he realised that he could have his pick of them - that all options, attributions and possibilities actually were open to him, that he was, at the moment, exalted, liberated, free - he stopped walking for a moment, put down the saxophone case, looked gradually around him at the Avenue, raised his snout and smiled broadly, and there on the pavement stretched out his great and inevitable arms. Aah. The night entered him like honey, and he began so heartily and with such depth of pleasure that it might have been for the first time in his life, to laugh out loud.”
Rafi Zabor

“But I was in search of love in those days, and I went full of curiosity and the faint, unrecognized apprehension that here, at last, I should find that low door in the wall, which others, I knew, had found before me, which opened on an enclosed and enchanted garden, which was somewhere, not overlooked by any window, in the heart of that grey city.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

“We might have coupled
In the bed-ridden monopoly of a moment
Or broken flesh with one another
At the profane communion table
Where wine is spill'd on promiscuous lips

We might have given birth to a butterfly
With the daily-news
Printed in blood on its wings”
Mina Loy, The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy

“Merely for safety, after fame we thirst,
For all men would be cowards if they durst.”
John Wilmot, The Complete Poems

“How many times have you tried to talk to someone about something that matters to you, tried to get them to see it the way you do? And how many of those times have ended with you feeling bitter, resenting them for making you feel like your pain doesn't have any substance after all?

Like when you've split up with someone, and you try to communicate the way you feel, because you need to say the words, need to feel that somebody understands just how pissed off and frightened you feel. The problem is, they never do. "Plenty more fish in the sea," they'll say, or "You're better off without them," or "Do you want some of these potato chips?" They never really understand, because they haven't been there, every day, every hour. They don't know the way things have been, the way that it's made you, the way it has structured your world. They'll never realise that someone who makes you feel bad may be the person you need most in the world. They don't understand the history, the background, don't know the pillars of memory that hold you up. Ultimately, they don't know you well enough, and they never can. Everyone's alone in their world, because everybody's life is different. You can send people letters, and show them photos, but they can never come to visit where you live.

Unless you love them. And then they can burn it down.”
Michael Marshall Smith, Only Forward

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message 16: by Earthy

Earthy Thanks for accepting the friend request. Love your work. :)

message 15: by Dia

Dia Thank you for accepting me as a friend :)

message 14: by Julz

Julz Thanks for the add. Enjoying a peruse through your shelves. :-D

Sunshine Thanks for the connection.

message 12: by Alexis

Alexis Hall Thanks Kristie :) Yay :)

*stalks reading*

message 11: by Kristie

Kristie Greetings! Thanks with the friending and all that. Creep Factor is low. Very low. :)

message 10: by Tami

Tami Thanks for accepting Alexis.

Argona Thanks for accepting my friend request, Alexis.^^

message 8: by Mel (last edited Oct 21, 2014 06:33AM)

Mel Thanks for accepting, Alexis :-)

Alexis Hall Oh wow, I've just worked out how profile comments work - my apologies to ... like ... everyone who has ever left me a comment for my rudeness.

Sorry, my GR incompetence has reached a new height. Or low. Or whatever.

Thank you to everyone for friending me :)

A pleasure to meet you too, James.

And thank so much, Amanda :) I'm delighted to hear you liked Glitterland :)

Amanda Jones Thanks for the friendship!! Just read Glitterland .. it was amazzing!!

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James Cox Pleasure to meet you!

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Dalia Hi! Thank you for accepting my friend request. :)

Ije the Devourer of Books Thanks for adding me as a friend :)

message 2: by Susan

Susan Everyone's finally reading Glitterland!!!!! I'm so happy!! :)

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message 1: by Susan

Susan AJH, recommend something fantastic for me! I need a post-Glitterland book to read!

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