Review: Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M Appel

Einsteins beach houseDescription: A couple adopts a depressed hedgehog; a stranger shows up, claiming to be the father of a girl’s imaginary friend; a woman kidnaps her ex-husband’s turtle; a family is evicted from their home, but was it ever really theirs? Heartbreaking and hilarious, the eight stories of Einstein’s Beach House examine how we deceive ourselves and others, all to arrive at something far more real.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Cover: I really like it

Review: This book doesn’t make sense, which makes sense, since it is about deceiving yourself. Seriously, it’s a really strange read and it contains some twisted humour and rather f*cked up characters. I would have loved to analyse the short stories in it in english class…

Some stories – like the one about the imaginary friend – weren’t as interesting as I hoped but others really spoke to me, even though I asked myself at first, why someone would write about kidnapping a turtle for example.

You can buy or sample it here, if you’re interested.

The author provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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