Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan (2012)

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Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore is a simple and pleasant read about a mysterious San Francisco bookstore, with only 3 employees, stacks of unreadable books and few customers, none of whom actually purchase books. A mix between a Dan Brown-style codex mystery, a fluffy fantasy novel, and a dichotomous love story to books and to Google. The story is told through the first person by Clay Jannon, and is populated with interesting, but not particularly fleshed out characters. The reader learns more about the inner workings of Google than they do of Clay’s closest friends and conspirators. It is fun, though not overly engaging. I feel that readers looking for something pleasant for the airplane or for transit would enjoy it, however, it feels like a book that once the reader has moved on, the characters will become nebulous. 288 pages. 

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