Ned Beauman - The Teleportation Accident
Released: 19/07/2012 SceptrePithily penned to match his debut 2010 Boxer, Beetle, the Booker-longlisted new novel from the frighteningly young Beauman (aged 27) conflates romance, history and sci-fi. Egon is a sex-starved, self-pitying German set designer in the 1930s who travels from Berlin to Paris and LA on a madcap voyage to unravel the Satanic mystery behind the death of his hero. For more information visit: http://www.hodder.co.uk/books/work.aspx?WorkID=162041 Buy: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/ned+beauman/the+teleportation+acci…
Financial Times“Funny and startlingly inventive, but shows little in the way of heart...” Beauman’s refusal to evoke any sympathy for his rootless and somewhat pathetic characters renders the book, for all its stylistic virtuosity, a little hollow...
The Spectator“Understatement is not Beauman’s forte...” Compared to the realism prevalent among other young novelists, Beauman’s cheek is refreshing. But the problem with the avant-guard is that often no one dares rein them in...
The Telegraph“Grand, globe-trotting, gloriously bizarre...” True, the climax involves much hoop-jumping, as well as some increasingly impenetrable dialogue, but it’s still a hoot – very clever and charming, with an awesome range of reference...
The Independent“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...
Guardian“Terrific genre-bender...” There is so much pleasure in the unstable elements of the story that I couldn't help feel a loss as the wheels of the plot started to turn. Luckily, the setting up of various false leads, reveals and tricks are worth it for the brilliant finale...
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