The Teleportation Accident

The Teleportation Accident

Book - 2012
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Beginning in 1930s Berlin and spanning the grubbiness and glamour of pre-War Paris and L.A., we follow Loeser's obsessive quest to re-create the perfect stage trick, the great Lavacini's Extraordinary Mechanism for the Almost Instantaneous Transport of Persons from Place to Place (better known as the Teleportation Device) - and to screw the perfect woman, one Adele Hitler. Aside from Loeser's olympically dull friends, we'll meet Scramsfield, a dissembling Bostonian recovering from a botched suicide pact; Colonel Gorge, who suffers from a bizarre condition known as ontological agnosia; and Bailey, a distinguished physicist working on a Teleportation Device of a different, and much more sinister, nature.
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2012
Description: 368 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780340998434
Branch Call Number: Beau


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Banks_SusanC Nov 02, 2018

I read this book because I needed an e-book and needed one that instant. I'm not sure I would have picked it off a shelf. But I really enjoyed it for being offbeat and quirky. It's not often World War II can be funny.

Nov 01, 2018

Delightfully weird.

May 29, 2013

Impenetrable. Very disappointing.

LRucchetto Feb 07, 2013

This is a very fun story. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and is full of plot twists that will stretch the imagination, as well as plenty of dry humour. The main character is certainly original and had a redeeming quality I couldn't put my finger on. If you figure it out let me know

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