Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

What a start to the Read-a-Thon of Distraction.

I hate that I have to be quick, because it would take more creativity than I have in this flash of minutes between the dinner dishes and having a little time with my family before bed to do justice to this terrific book. But I have another book to read tomorrow, so I’m pressed for time.

Just take our modern world, with its bustle and whiz-bang techno geekery, and add to it the guilty pleasure of quest books, just this side of sword and sorcery: secret societies, hidden codes, esoteric knowledge, and the alchemist’s quest for everlasting life.

Now, strip out the guilty part.

This is all reading pleasure. This is smart. This is clever. It’s fun and funny and simply one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

Loved it. Thanks for the terrific suggestion, neednewspace. Thank you very much.


Author: jamiemason

Wrote THE HIDDEN THINGS, MONDAY'S LIE, and also THREE GRAVES FULL (Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books.) Might write something else if I'm not careful.

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