I am reading Ned Beauman for the first time with The Teleportation Accident, and I think it will be the last. I can see from the very first pages that I won’t get along with some authors; I am sure that happens to you too. However, this does not mean that you will not like all their books. The Teleportation Accident, loved by many, is for some an entertaining and unique novel in terms of style.
I have to say that I sincerely believe that the book is creatively written, but the author seems to try to impress the reader persistently. Well, this is a little disturbing. If you like very detailed, intensive reading, this book may be an exquisite novel for you, but it seems that I don’t like it very much.
It might be because I don’t like the main hero very much, but it’s not just the problem. Because the character was two dimensional, there wasn’t much to think about it. Maybe I missed the character among all the details. I am not sure.
Make sure to read a few pages before purchasing this book. If you like the authors’ style, you may like it. Enjoy!
The Teleportation Accident
When you haven’t had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing
that could ever happen to anyone.
If you’re living in Germany in the 1930s, it probably isn’t.
But that’s no consolation to Egon Loeser, whose carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theatres of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: whether it was really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, the great Renaissance stage designer Adriano Lavicini; and why a handsome, clever, charming, modest guy like him can’t, just once in a while, get himself laid.
Ned Beauman is a British novelist and journalist. He is the son of Persephone Books’ founder Nicola Beauman. In addition to novels he has also contributed journalism and literary criticism to The Guardian, The White Review, The London Review of Books and Dazed & Confused.
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