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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Joe Chase and Ned Bowden are damaged men. They each bear scars from surviving the world they were born in. Deep scars, both physical and emotional.

When fate offers its first kind act by bringing the two together, suddenly their scars don't seem so bad, and their lives don't feel so empty.

Yet that kindness comes at a price.

Just as Joe and Ned begin to experience true happin
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ebook, 234 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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Truuss
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, m-m
This story was utterly sweet, sensual, emotional, intense and intimate.

The story is about Ned and Joe are neighbors and have unspoken deep feelings for each other. At the same time they get, very carefully, closer and closer… the world is acting strange.
When the sky turns dark and the temperature’s dropping ugly, most of the people turn dark and ugly too. It becomes the ‘Survival of the fittest’
Joe will protect Ned at all costs.

Ned so fragile, precious and sweet funny… Joe lonely and very protec
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CrabbyPatty
"Nightfall" is the name of the classic Isaac Asimov short story about the coming of darkness to a world lit by sunlight at all times. In John Inman's "Nightfall" a catastrophic solar storm brings darkness to the world, and we see the resulting events through the eyes of two San Diego men - Joe and Ned.

Joe and Ned live next door to each other in a San Diego apartment building; Joe works at the famed San Diego zoo and Ned works at a deli. They have been friends for a while, with each man hoping f
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Joyfully Jay
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars


From the start, Nightfall has a tension about it, one that rolls throughout the entire book and the world it presents isn’t a pretty one. The novel has an excellent sense of place and the sinister descriptions of navigating without light in a city gripped by violence and terror are excellently executed. Ned and Joe are a very sweet couple, one that seems somewhat out of place among the chaotic and the crazy, but they become an ocean of calm for readers whenever e
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Sue bowdley
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, male-male
I've always loved John Inmans books and this is near the top of my favourites...Imagine living in a world of dark, the sun gone, perpetual darkness and everyone around going crazy with it, including the animals....Joe and Ned come together pretty quickly but they need each other as the skies darken and they have to fight to survive the world....This is done really well and you get to follow along with Joe and Ned and hope they can get through the rough horrible dark days and come out the othersi ...more
Lena Grey
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Love, love changes everything...How you live and how you die... Days are longer, words mean more...Pain is deeper than before. Love will turn your world around and that world will last forever...Love will never, never let you be the same.” ~ Songwriters: Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Charles Hart, Don Black

How people react to a crisis measures their strength of character. When the rest of the world has seemingly lost all reason, Joe and Ned, of 'Nightfall' by John Inman, find a way to make sense of the
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Vince Burr
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet another masterpiece from John Inman! The sci-fi elements are so realistic, and the romantic elements are so, so sweet! Easily my favorite book of the year! As per, 5 stars just ain't enough!
Serena Yates
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay, read-2018, futuristic
The idea of the sun dying or, like in this case, a severe solar storm interfering with heat and light coming to Earth and plunging everything into darkness and freezing cold, is super scary. Looking at the cover and the title of this book, I expected a dystopian story about people fighting for survival in a postapocalyptic world. And there was some of that, but interestingly, it was just the setting, the background for the human drama playing out as two friends redefine their relationship in cir ...more
Ulysses Dietz
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nightfall
By John Inman
Dreamspinner Press, 2018
Four stars

This whole book is a dewy-eyed romance inside an apocalyptic dystopia (see how smart that makes me sound?). The surprise, however, is that the apocalypse is merely a tool in the aid of the romance. It is a window into the darker parts of the human mind/heart/soul, against which the evolving love of Ned and Joe creates an intense, bright and shiny contrast.

Ned Bowden is a damaged boy, suffering from a lifetime of shame and worse. He has sou
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F. Feeley Jr
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
John Inman is the writer I want to be when I grow up. There's something about this man's ability that snatches me up in the first couple of paragraphs of his stories. He is a natural born storyteller with this unique ability to craft some of the most beautiful prose that describes both the glorious and terrible things.
This story was no different.
Ned and Joe are two San Diego men, neighbors, who really like each other.
Like......*twirls hair and snaps bubble gum*...a lot, a lot. Their mutual ad
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Heather
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be it fate, destiny, or just chance that brought Joe Chase and Ned Bowden together as neighbors quickly turning to friendship. Each bear scars, physical and emotional, that keep them from admitting to each other that what they feel is deeper than friendship. Having finally taken that first step towards more they find the world has another hurdle to overcome: first the redness came then the darkness and with the dark comes a new evil. Will Joe and Ned find happiness or has fate and the world have ...more
Suze
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
What happens when the lights go out!
When everything starts going wrong, why wouldnt Ned and Joe check the news asap!!!!!
I did want to know more about the haze than we got in the little snippets.
I did find the move from friends to lovers bit dragged on a bit long where neither of them wanted to be the first to make a move.
The descent into anarchy was worryingly quick - I did wonder if the haze was something more sinister, like a zombie type thing but it was just humans being horrid. Though Joe an
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Tracy
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great one by John Inman. Loved the characters and story although this one didn't grab me as much as Willow Man or Boys on the Mountain.
Iris
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
gotta love these love-stricken boys xD
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A Lambda Literary Award finalist and the author of over thirty novels, John has been writing fiction for as long as he can remember. Born on a small farm in Indiana, he now resides in San Diego, California where he spends his time gardening, pampering his pets, hiking and biking the trails and canyons of San Diego, and of course, writing. He and his partner share a passion for theater, books, film ...more
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