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Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

Sloan, Robin (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
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After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.
Authors: Sloan, Robin, 1979-
Title: Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret.
ISBN: 0374214913
9781250037756
9780374214913
Statement of Responsibility: Robin Sloan
Subject Headings: Bookstores California San Francisco Fiction FICTION / Literary FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical Bookstores Employees Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Adventure fiction
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Bookstores
FICTION Literary
FICTION Visionary & Metaphysical
Bookstores
LCCN: 2012012357
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Apr 27, 2014
  • AfrikasGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sloan has created such a purely amiable and witty character that is a joy to follow along. Disappointingly, the rising action slumps off a little mid-book, and the plot feels like it fizzles out a bit, but overall this is a solid stand. This book is very pleasing to your inner-nerd!

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