Review From User :
Always hate to say "one of my favorite books ever" in the afterglow of reading it, but ... this was one of my favorite books ever.
Deplorable characters. Breath-taking storytelling acrobatics. And probably the most laugh-out-loud moments I've ever had reading a book. Physics and magic and hard-boiled noir, Nazis and pornography, experimental theater and Lovecraft and punch-drunk sexual desire. What else could you want Unclassifiable. Read it.
Category: Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi
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. 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 theaters of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve two mysteries: Was it really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, Renaissance set designer Adriano Lavicini, creator of the so-called Teleportation Device? And why is it that a handsome, clever, modest guy like him can’t – just once in a while – get himself laid?
From Ned Beauman, 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