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The Teleportation Accident - Ned Beauman

New Review! I give 4.8 happy stars of five to THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT by Ned Beauman. Bloomsbury USA publishes the paper edition this coming Tuesday. It's a must-buy holiday self-gift!

This novel was longlisted for the 2012 Booker Prize, and I see why. Beauman's linguistic playfulness and inventive use of tropes in ways both satirical and satisfying to trope fans is amazing when one considers his revolting youth. (He is under thirty, which I consider an affront to God. No one born after Man left the Moon for the final time to date should understand the world Beauman builds with deft and dextrous motions. Ain't natural.)