Bibliomancy for Beginners: Hangout Video for “The Teleportation Accident” by Ned Beauman

Welcome to this week’s episode of Bibliomancy for Beginners! This one is going to be a doozy, let me tell you. The video will be below starting live at 8:30 PM! If you can’t make it this week, check back next time when we read The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides! Now, let’s talk about this … book … thing.

The Teleportation AccidentThe Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman


When you haven’t had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that is happening to anyone anywhere. 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.



Super secret thing is happening TONIGHT!

The Book of Lost Things

So you all may have heard about these super secret thing I’ve been teasing about. Well, it’s happening TONIGHT. What is, you ask?

A Google+ hangout with my new book club, Bibliomancy for Beginners!

That’s right! If you want to see me and three friends make fools out of ourselves talking about books – this week it’s John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things – then clear your calendar at 8:30 PM tonight. If you can’t, no worries, because I’ll be posting the recording here on the blog with my actual review of the book later on.

You should really come hang out, though. It’s going to be awesome. I’ll be updating this post with the link around 8 PM!

And now excuse us as we have some technical difficulties…