Madness is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

Madness is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

" You close a Ned Beauman novel and you think to yourself "What the hell did I just read?!" But I mean that in the best possible way!  This novel is Beauman's best, most accomplished, smartest, and funniest and it includes all his signatures:  An impossibly complex and goofy plot, digressions galore, and jokes that take an entire page to set up. Yes, Beauman is a bit of an acquired taste.  But if you 're willing to take a chance, you'll be immensely entertained. "  - Recommended by Greg

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780385352994
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 13th, 2018

In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure.