November Bookclub: The Teleportation Accident
November is exciting for several reasons (one of them being Bonfire Night). But even better than that, House of Blog is having its first bookclub!
Thank you to everyone who suggested books (there’s a whole pile of them to keep us going for a while), but this first one was requested by several people (and it’s one I’ve wanted to read for a while) so I couldn’t resist.
Published by Sceptre
HISTORY HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE HUNGOVER
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.
From 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.
LET’S HOPE THE PARTY WAS WORTH IT
House of Blog’s November Bookclub
If you want to get involved
1. Pick up a copy of The Teleportation Accident
2. Get reading
3. Tell us what you think!
At the end of the month, we’ll round up the comments and thoughts in to one big review post, so remember to leave your name (and Twitter or Google+ if you have one).