Superb Blurb: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

I was pleasantly delighted by this book which spoke to the bibliophilic nerd in me. This blurb spoke to the “I love asides” part of me:

“Writers are responsible for some of it. They say Shakespeare invented the internal monologue.”
Oh, I am very familiar with the internal monologue.

This blurb spoke to the “I don’t like phones” part of me:

Ring ring.

It keeps ringing, and it occurs to me that my usual strategy for strange phone calls—wait them out—might not work here.

Ring ring.

These days, the phone only carries bad news. It’s all “your student loan is past due” and “your uncle Chris is in the hospital.” If it’s anything fun or exciting, like an invitation to a party or a secret project in the works, it will come through the internet.

Ring ring.

ps – Gojira, this book puts a new spin on “bibliogenealogies”.


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