- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Triple Point Press (11 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099297240X
- ISBN-13: 978-0992972400
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,481,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mr Einstein and Me Paperback – 11 Sep 2014
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About the Author
Adam Bethlehem, a product of biblical DNA and descendant of a line of mostly undistinguished refugees, was born in London but grew up in South Africa. He trained as a doctor and taught physiology before returning to England to study physics. Adam is an enthusiast for irrelevant connections, he no longer practices medicine and relies on a chaotic career to supply experience as a substitute for literary research. He has worked as a bookseller, a confectioner and a medico-legal advisor. He lives in London with his wife and son.
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An intelligent and often witty examination of being young and underconfident, punctuated by intelligent philosophical conversation with Einstein. A really refreshing first novel, can't wait for more from Adam Bethlehem.
Ben Adams is an outsider – he struggles with reality and has an active and some might say disturbing imaginary life that runs alongside his actual one. These two strands are cleverly interwoven and give Ben as a character a rather strange yet intriguing depth to him – you get caught up in his world and his relationships and go along with him on a journey to discover himself.
I liked the Einsten and Freud threads running through the narrative – often ironically humerous, adding layers to the life story, this is highly imaginative, intelligently done and unique to me in that I have never read anything quite like it before. Admittedly I struggled somewhat with the start, hence why I was not sure that I would like it, but Adam Bethlehem has a distinct writing style that soon engaged me to the point that I did not want to put it down..by the end I was deeply immersed in the storytelling and the atmosphere of it.
I’m not sure how I would describe it – one of those novels that kind of defies genre, a book to be read just because normally you would not perhaps – within the pages you will ultimately find a tale of hope and the search for a perfection that it may not be possible to achieve – an often witty and deeply compelling journey into one mans psyche.
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