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Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore (2012)


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LocationCall NumberItem Status
FictionFICTION/SLOAN,RDue 05-10-14
FictionFICTION/SLOAN,RDue 05-09-14
FictionFICTION/SLOAN,RJust Returned Shelves
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2012
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  288 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780374214913 (alk. paper), 0374214913 (alk. paper),
Language:  English

Winner of the 2013 Alex Award

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4 Stars (Out of 5)

As the overnight bookseller in a strange bookstore, Clay Jannon unravels the secrets of its shelves and customers.  His interesting discoveries and sometimes humorous deductions keep the plot lively, but the characters are a little too flat, and I never really found a beating heart at the center of this story.  The most fascinating “character” is the company known as Google.  Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore will appeal to readers interested in any combination of technology, books, antiquity, and mystery.   

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