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Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

Einstein's Beach House

by Jacob M. Appel

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Enjoyable collection of short stories. ( )
  Jane-Phillips | Aug 12, 2018 |
“Einstein’s Beach House” is a collection of short stories by Jacob M. Appel. This is the second work I’ve reviewed for Appel. The first was a novel, “Millard Salter’s Last Day” which I reviewed for this site in December 2017. Now having read two of his works, I can say Appel is definitely in the running for becoming one of my favorite authors. One of the most endearing qualities of his writing appears to be taking the morbid, depressingly confusing, or otherwise awful experiences in human life and making them some of the most mundane background elements of the stories he tells.

Appel’s style takes an even hand between events and dialogue throughout. But each story is heavy with internal musings. The short stories in this volume display the same expert hand at bringing a reader into the narrators mind as in the Millard novel. The difference here is that Appel draws you in, let’s you feel comfortable there and then delivers with adroit brevity an entire novel of experiences in 1-2 ending sentences. These closing lines don’t leave you with questions as to how this life or lives come to fruition or end. They are complete endings in and of themselves. Some are more open ended than others but they still provide the necessary closure to allow a reader to feel comfortable having read the whole story.

I received my copy from a LibraryThing giveaway. This review may also be found on GoodReads, Amazon, and https://incidentalreviewsblog.com/
  SerendipityMarie | Aug 3, 2018 |
A good quick read of short stories. Some were funny, others were quirky.

Thank you Goodread for the opportunity to read this book ( )
  Carolibrarian | Jul 21, 2018 |
Anthology of short stories
First hue and cry is young girl fall in love with boy who is accused to be rapist, but found out later he is innocent...
La tristesse des herrisons is about animal parenting by a couple who took care of hedgehog like there child and boy end up loving him

String: well a girl who helped her lover for the musical concert and her husband even after no knowledge about it stood by his wife and that touch her heart and she fall for him again

Limerence, a carefree girl and smart boy meet at school girl who is According to her parents' is innocent but actually totally opposite to it, a boy falls for her, always try to grab her attention but failed , later after years when they meet a restaurant she work the talk is not like before later he leaves in hope she come for him

Einstein beach house:
A man suffer for his action, to earn money he put a post that his house is Einstein beach house, and started earning when Einstein niece claimed property never sold to anyone, they have to leave that ancestors house because they don't have proper proof to prove that house belongs to their family..

The rod of Asclepius
A man with a intention to kill physician family in hospital, takes his daughter with him as he commit every crime telling her lies about medical and don't want his daughter to be a doctor, he hates doctor and in the end ask her daughter to kill him by syringe as he try to tell her how to inject...

Sharing the hostage:
A girl who love animals more than her bfs leave one pet with one and went to meet but fred the tortoise her favourite she just stole from her ex and run with her new boyfriend and this is crazy story when boy try to free him from that but taken him back for not losing her

a girl child with imaginary friend , her parent thought it is good in the starting but later reality struck them they forced her to leave , then her mother sleep with a sick man who say he is the father of girl her daughter and later come to know the truth and same happens with the man as he met her daughter imaginary friend mother . ( )
  kanwarpal_singh | Jul 19, 2018 |
At the moment I cannot read this book: something went wrong while converting it.
  Corrie57 | Jul 13, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984940588, Paperback)

A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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"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."-- back cover.… (more)

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