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ISBN:
034099844X
Author:
Ned Beauman
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder Stoughton (2001)
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Rating:
4.4
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The teleportation accident. Whatever the truth, that was Lavicini’s Teleportation Accident. As for Loeser’s Teleportation Accident, that wasn’t nearly so bad. Nobody died

The teleportation accident. I hate politics and belief in politics, because it makes men arrogant, doctrinaire, obstinate, and inhuman. Nobody died. The Allien Theatre was not rended apart. Klugweil just dislocated a couple of arms.

In Ned Beauman's terrific second novel, longlisted this week for the Booker, his protagonist, a German set designer, is too sex-starved, self-pitying and, usually, hungover to notice that history is happening all around him. At one point, just before he leaves Berlin to chase a girl named Adele. At one point, just before he leaves Berlin to chase a girl named Adele Hitler (no relation), Loeser sees a group of what he thinks are students holding a bonfire outside the library. He assumes it is "some sort of silly art performance" and joins in, cheerfully burning the books of writers he envies.

The Teleportation Accident book. Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident. I bought it for the cover but kept reading it because its prose kicked ass and its narrator was kinda a dick. Ned Beauman writes with a dictionary permanently open and pages flying, it seems! Some of his narrative is so widely stuffed that it took any smattering of joy out of the story.

Ned Beauman was born in 1985 and studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Once I started reading the Teleportation Accident I couldn't put it down. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle, won a National Jewish Book Award and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award, and was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. He has recently lived in Berlin, London, Istanbul, and New York. The prose Ned Beauman uses is like riding around on a merry-go-round over and over again while becoming both more confused all the while more enlightened too.

The Teleportation Accident. Following his breathtaking debut, Boxer, Beetle, Ned Beauman raises the stakes, creating in The Teleportation Accident a marvelous mash-up of historical fiction, LA noir, science fiction, and satire. Publisher: Sceptre, London, 2012. In the declining Weimar Republic, Egon Loeser works as a stage designer for New Expressionist theatre. Here are sluts and scam artists, ghosts and ancient dinosaur-men, all wrapped up in one page-turning plot. Beauman is a writer of audacity and style; his second novel proves him a star on the rise.

He, too, hung in that drop of water, every parameter of his lust encoded in the coefficients of its surface tension, quite ready, if it dried up in the sun-doubled skin-heat, to dry up with it. Then. the redhead noticed him and he dived out of sight so fast he nearly twisted his ankle

Ned Beauman is a British novelist and journalist. He is the son of Persephone Books' founder Nicola Beauman.

Ned Beauman is a British novelist and journalist. 2011 Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist for Boxer, Beetle. 2012 Guardian First Book Award shortlist for Boxer, Beetle. 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist for The Teleportation Accident. 2012 Encore Award winner for The Teleportation Accident.

Hot on the heels of Jake Arnott's tour de force The House of Rumour comes Ned Beauman's The Teleportation Accident, a. .Like its predecessor Boxer, Beetle, The Teleportation Accident is popping with ideas, fizzing with vitality, and great fun to quaff

Hot on the heels of Jake Arnott's tour de force The House of Rumour comes Ned Beauman's The Teleportation Accident, a funny, flashy, over-excited puppy of a novel. Like its predecessor Boxer, Beetle, The Teleportation Accident is popping with ideas, fizzing with vitality, and great fun to quaff. Just be careful not to get too much up your nose.

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 hi.

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.

Teleportation Accident
  • one life
it took me several tries to get started with 'the teleportation accident'. i had to force myself to stay with it...and am glad i did.

it's a difficult book; over-ambitious, and uneven. but it's a worthwhile challenge; a novel full of interesting and unusual ideas, sometimes-remarkable turns-of-phrases, and a storyline that is at times intriguing and almost always unpredictable.

i have a few questions (not sure where to ask them), but am glad i stayed with this. once the author establishes his rhythm, it's an easier ride.

will be interesting to see where Beauman goes with his writing; hopefully, he'll sharpen his skills, and the books will just get better and better.
i'll definitely keep an eye out for what comes next...
  • Samuhn
I didn't think I would like this book at first. It was very dry in the beginning and didn't seem like it was going to go anywhere. Then it went...all over the place, but in a great and enjoyable way. The attention given to recreating party scenes and realistic dialogue were much appreciated. The characters are very developed, especially the main character whom you can't help but to like even though he's a bit of a hopeless schlub. I liked the way the plot developed and the way that everything eventually comes full circle. It ends pretty much the only way it can and still be true to itself, and when you finish you find that you've gone on a very interesting journey and it's time for a nap.
  • Hi_Jacker
This book was a big disappointment to me. I had been wanting to read it for years. I had seen many good reviews of this book but I just could not get into it. Sorry about that to the author. It takes a lot for me to give up on a book but this was one of them.
  • Uris
My book group loved this book and we had an active discussion. I am not a big fan of books that bring up a million details and then neatly wrap them all up in the end. It seemed to me that Beauman's goal was to tie in all sorts of ideas he had about Germany between the wars and the Wiemar Republic. I rather prefer more constrained narratives. But if you were to judge it by the enthusiastic reaction of my group of well educated and well read gentleman friends, The Teleportation Accident was a BIG hit.
  • Quamar
The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because the end basically answered some questions about events in the book in the most pointlessly oblique manner possible. Sometimes it really is better to leave some questions unanswered. Really.

This is a viciously clever, massively entertaining read, though. I highly recommend it. Almost every sentence carries a dense, masterfully constructed combination of exposition, acidic commentary, sarcastic humor, and sly winks. None if this manages to get in the way of the story. Very few authors can put words to so many simultaneous uses at once. Even the truckload of adjectives in this review can't fully encapsulate the achievements herein. Bravo.
  • Aloo
Sumptuous writing that is about one step less intense than Jeff Vandermeer (in a good way). Great saga that is really inside the head of the not-so-likeable protagonist. Takes you to unexpected places all with plausible (a few deus ex machina events, which are a bit jarring but excusable in the service of the story) background info.
  • Niwield
I like the offbeat, but it was just too hard to get into this one. It just seemed that the author was too fond of their own cleverness. The book got more enjoyable in the last fourth, but the rest of it felt like work to me.
Once I started reading the Teleportation Accident I couldn't put it down. The prose Ned Beauman uses is like riding around on a merry-go-round over and over again while becoming both more confused all the while more enlightened too. His descriptions are terrific, and I loved how much he used similes and metaphors, creating the most unique comparisons that I have read in a novel in quite some time. Egon Loeser is just what his name alludes too, a loser. And although it could be argued that he is the focus of the novel, I enjoyed how this book bounced around from character to character, offering various different view points and tales to tell. The journey throughout time and cities made the narrative all the more intriguing, and when the ending came, I both scratched my head and applauded at the brilliance of this book. My only complaint would be that the chapters were rather long with no breaks in which to stop at. Then again, this just made me read the book even faster than I would have otherwise. A highly recommended read!