Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

by Robin Sloan | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1250037751 Global Overview for this book
Registered by oofiri of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 10/30/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by oofiri from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
"The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest."

A weird book, but maybe not quite weird enough? I read it straight through one night and had a good time. The elements are definitely there: books - old books - strange and unique old books in a curious old bookstore; secrets, puzzles, clues embedded in other books; an old favourite fantasy series, and a lost 16th century typeface. Delicious. Still, the aftertaste is somehow unsatisfying. Maybe I'll have a another go later.

Wishlisted by: kasenka

Journal Entry 2 by oofiri at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (12/4/2013 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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RABCK by mail to kasenka

Journal Entry 3 by kasenka at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
What a lovely surprise, thank you oofiri!

edit 13.8.2014 reserved for Annimanni

Journal Entry 4 by kasenka at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
At the beginning this book was really good and I got hooked right away, but somehow it didn't live up to the expectations. Ok book.

Journal Entry 5 by kasenka at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (8/27/2014 UTC) at Rautjärvi, Etelä-Karjala / Södra Karelen Finland

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Tomorrow I'll send this to Annimanni.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The book arrived some days ago, thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 22, 2018
Well, I loved this book all the way through! Granted, the epilogue was rather lame, but I didn't mind because I'm a bit fragile and need happy endings right now :) Thank you for sharing, oofiri and kasenka!

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (4/23/2018 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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This book will now travel as part of the "bookring with a cipher/number/digit twenty-one up to and including thirty in the title". Happy travels!

Journal Entry 9 by wingrodespringbalwing at Roosdaal, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Friday, April 27, 2018
thanks the ring is home

Journal Entry 10 by wingrodespringbalwing at BC meeting 2018 in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, July 02, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (7/8/2018 UTC) at BC meeting 2018 in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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I've read this one already, will go with me to the meeting to Creative Chaos

Journal Entry 11 by wingcreativeChaoswing at Groningen, Groningen Netherlands on Thursday, July 19, 2018
And via Finland and Belgium the book has now arrived in the north of the Netherlands, in Alphabetcity (AKA Groningen). I paid honor to my screen name and forget to make a note of catching it, but hey everything will be well in the end and the book is safe with me!!

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