The Teleportation Accident

The Teleportation Accident

by Ned Beauman
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Overview

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ever happen.

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 theaters of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: Was it really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, Renaissance set designer Adriano Lavicini, creator of the so-called Teleportation Device? And why is it that a handsome, clever, modest guy like him can't-just once in a while-get himself laid?

From Ned Beauman, the author of the acclaimed Boxer, Beetle, comes a historical novel that doesn't know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can't remember what isotope means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620400241
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 617,467
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ned Beauman was born in London and studied at Cambridge. His writing has appeared widely, including in The Guardian and The Financial Times. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle was widely acclaimed and won the National Jewish Book Award. Beauman lives in New York.
Ned Beauman was born in 1985 and studied philosophy at Cambridge University. He has written for Dazed & Confused, AnOther Magazine, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and several other magazines and newspapers. He lives in London and is is at work on his second novel. Visit www.boxerbeetle.com.

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The Teleportation Accident: A Novel 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ned Beauman is a brilliant, funny writer and this book is a whirlwind romp touching on everything from theater to physics. If you like your books smart and a little absurd (in the best possible way), give this one a go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ned Beauman is brilliant, a deviant, a comic genius--a marvel of a human being. This book will have you in stitches, guaranteed. It's 2.99 today; what more could you want?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quirky,entertaining read. Nothing is like it seems. The protagonist of this story, Egon Loeser, (looks a lot like ego loser ?) , is a theater tech whose circuitous adventures Jn searh of his love interest (he is, she is not) and certain shady characters who may know her whereabouts lead to crime, murder , and mayhem. His dialogue is hilarious as he speaks In mismatched similies, and employs convoluted logic. You keep thinking you know where the plot is going, but, just when you think you have it sorted out, it changes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliant novel, a rollercoaster of a ride. Thr characters were well rounded. The novel rolls through Berlin just prior to Hitler rising to power. The action then moves to Paris and from there to Los Angeles. Egon Loeser is the main character and he is looking for love. Read it!
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If I could give this novel less than one star I would. I read it or tried to and I couldn't finish it. A waste of time and money Not a bit humorous and it is about nothing, but talking about sexual encounters at parties and in restaurants. Save your money for a good book.
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Quite nicely put together. Very lyrical prose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried reading this book. Sat it aside and tried again. I skipped some pages and tried some more. As far as i'm concerned don't waste your time. Wish I would have read the reviews first. : (
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5stars for no reason what so ever. Just cause.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I put 5 to offset the 1's unearned. I have not read it yet but here is approx what is from the actual Barnes and Noble site "a genre mash-up of science fiction" with history, comedy, mixed in. It is the authors second novel and was on the "long" list" for an award. If you want to know more about it go to the main site or google darn it! Yes, there should be more in the overview, but just do some homework before posting a 1 star, unless read it is not helpful, just as this 5 really isn't except as a means to give more information and try to redeem a rating unfairly earned.
ldlrvt More than 1 year ago
I put 5 stars to off set the 1 star negative reviews by the people who haven't even read the book. To condemn someones work without reading it is horrendous!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing tittle...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is this book about.. come on b&n. Information would be helpfull regarding the subject matter of the book for us readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time
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Why are these awful books all that's offered for daily specials? Makes me wish I'd bought a Kindle.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So what is the book about? The editorial reviews describe it as so terribly funny, but not why. I won't buy any book if I have no idea what it is about!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not getting book