Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore 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 Hour Bookstore but after a few days on the job Clay discovers

  • Title: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  • Author: Robin Sloan
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  • 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 curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything instead, they check out lThe 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 curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything instead, they check out large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends, but when they bring their findings to Mr Penumbra, they discover the bookstore s secrets extend far beyond its walls.

    Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore A Novel Robin Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore A Novel Robin Sloan on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The New York Times Bestseller A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore A Novel Kindle Best Books of the Month, October Debut Spotlight Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore is an old school mystery set firmly in tech loving, modern day San Francisco Clay Jannon former web designer lands a job at a bookstore with very few patrons and even fewer purchases. Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore A Novel by Robin Robin Sloan grew up in Michigan and now splits his time between San Francisco and the Internet.Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore is his first novel. Ari Fliakos is an actor with experience in television, radio, film, theater, and voiceovers.His narration of Seth Patrick s Reviver won an Audie for paranormal fiction He has narrated Black Site and Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore Summary and Study Guide SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high quality study guides for challenging works of literature This page guide for Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering chapters, as well as several in depth sections of expert written Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore Summary Book Mr Penumbra s Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan, Farrar, Straus and Giroux pp ISBN Summary A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code breaking, high tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life mostly set in a hole in the wall San The Gernert Company A boutique literary agency Enter Greens Rakuten Kobo Read Greens by Jessica Nadel with Rakuten Kobo With than quick and easy recipes for turning leafy greens into delicious vegan meals, snacks, smoothies, and US Macmillan Founded in , Macmillan Publishers is one of the largest global trade book publishers and home to numerous bestselling and award winning fiction, nonfiction, and children s books, from St Martin s Press, Tor Books, Farrar, Straus Giroux, Henry Holt, Picador, Flatiron Books, Celadon Books, and Macmillan Audio. Garamond Garamond is a group of many old style serif typefaces, named for sixteenth century Parisian engraver Claude Garamond generally spelled as Garamont in his lifetime Garamond style typefaces are popular and often used, particularly for printing body text and books Garamond worked as an engraver of punches, the masters used to stamp Books For My th Birthday A Reading List This year has been filled with good books In addition to reading the first Newberies, here are some of the other books I ve enjoyed this year in no particular order books in honor of turning last Saturday. May be filled with even Memoirs A Good and Perfect Gift Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny Paperback

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    1. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is one of those books that appears to have the perfect blend of ingredients for something brilliant. It's a mystery/adventure set in San Francisco, revolving around an out-of-work marketeer and web designer who takes a job as a clerk at the odd little bookshop of the title. He soon realises that there is more to Mr. Penumbra's than meets the eye, and together with a group of his friends, he embarks on a mission to get to the bottom of the shop's real purpose. Wha [...]

    2. Meh - 1.5 stars because the plot was interesting enough that I finished the book and there were some funny moments. While Mr. Sloan is imaginative and quick witted it does not make up for poor writing and boring characters. The book is just bad first person narrative. This would be an acceptable as a Syfy Saturday movie but not for a novel.For example "It's early in the morning. We came straight from the airport. Neel visits Manhattan all the time for business and I used to take the train down f [...]

    3. suuuuper fun! this book is going to sell like gangbusters when it comes out in october. mostly because each and every one of you reading this review are going out and getting yourselves a copy. this is a command. you like books, right? yes, you do, because you are a member of . and this book is about books! and puzzles! and adventure! there's not a whole lot that's better than that is shades of Salamander and The Grand Complication: A Novel and If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and The Name of t [...]

    4. HOLY MOLY, BATMAN, EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS. I am actually so excited to write this review I HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SAY!Because I have so many thoughts, let's do this bullet-point style.- This story was so positive and mood-uplifting! Geez. I never felt that horrible dread you feel sometimes when you're reading: that loss of faith with the author where you ask the horrible question "Is the author going to screw this all up?" All throughout reading the book there were moments where I felt the ex [...]

    5. I am so happy that we happened to be walking past the booth were Robin Sloan was signing, and someone was holding up a copy of the attractive ARC trying to lure people onto the line (which I now see the cover has been added to the book on , the book looks better than the picture suggests). This is good and I'm thinking if the world has any fairness at all this will be a fairly good selling book this fall. In a perfect world this would go blasting up the sales charts and topple the Fifty Shades c [...]

    6. Forgive me, people, this review will be all gushing! This book charmed me from the very beginning -- with fresh internal monologues, from Clay Jannon, a recent unemployed young man, who just lost his first job out of art school Then he walks into a bookstore (OMG BOOKSTORE!!) and he climbs the ladder, and I'm in love. How could I not? This book is a love letter for books, bibliophiles, but also for technology. We know that the world of books, publishings, and reading have changed in the recent y [...]

    7. Authors are magicians. I was in the early pages of Mr. Penumbra when I realized that Sloan was sneaking in a major chain of events in only a few short paragraphs with the intention of moving the story to where he needed it. It was the authorial equivalent of "look, nothing up my sleeve" in preparation of a hat trick. Rather than irritation from this momentary flap of curtain or glimpse of rabbit ear, I was rather captivated.Thinking back on books I've loved or hated, it occurs to me that in that [...]

    8. I have just lost the will to live. Have spent two hours writing a review of this brilliant book and then saved it but somehow managed to lose it . Will probably kill someone if i sit here any longer so am off to the gym to do something sweaty, noisy and pointless and maybe will try again later. Very f***ing annoyed. Bye for now.s a brilliant book by the way. I hate the 21st Century sometimes'Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in''All the secrets in the world worth [...]

    9. Well, I can't say I've been charmed by a book more in a while, and jealous I didn't write it. This is a totally hipster book that rings all my bells, I feel like it sort of summarizes the zeitgeist of our internet generation, the gap between old and new.Basically the main character, Clay, is unemployed tech guy, gets a job in a run-down bookstore that has a mysterious agenda that he can't help but get roped into. I'm a sucker for secret societies, and there's a touch of Amelie whimsey that is ri [...]

    10. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is the debut novel by Robin Sloan, and a publishing sensation - it was 's Best Book of the Month in October 2012, and received a lot of attention and praise from reviewers, authors and readers. No wonder - who wouldn't want a 24-hour book store?The novel aspires to be classified as a "literary mystery", or an "intelligent thriller" - both labels are somewhat insulting by suggesting that mysteries and thrillers are by default a lower tier of literature, and that t [...]

    11. OK, I'm going to try something different with this reviewa bit of snark!I have been wanting to read this one for so long. I was enchanted about the idea of this 24 hour book store. A book about a bookstore, with book referencesah! But what I got instead, was a drinking game. That's at least what I got out of this one. The story starts with Clay Jannon, who has lost his job at a bagel place where he is doing tech work and then goes to work at Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour book store. He tells his story [...]

    12. Should probably be two stars, but I feel mean and petty today. Sorry, Mr. Sloan. It all just seemed sor. I feel kind of pretentious saying that, which makes me sad, because there's nothing I hate more than pretentious book reviews. It's just a mess of worn-out tropes and utterly unoriginal characters. Mysterious dusty bookshops and peculiar old men. I think Sloan tried to revamp that old line with some "hip" new technology stuff, but he just failed miserably. He almost made me hate Google just b [...]

    13. Rating: 3.9* of five The Book Description: A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shi [...]

    14. Ugh, not recommended. I considered stopping reading several times, but it was such a quick read that I just sped on through.The novel made a dramatization of numerous topics that I do feel like I have a bit of expertise around - San Francisco, Googlers, data visualization, encryption - and the book's representation came off as a shallow, borderline painful overt dramatization. It seemed ridiculous. I know little of the author's background, but the novel itself gave the impression of too strong a [...]

    15. A mysterious old bookstore with some kind of secret society to be infiltrated and unraveled? Cool! Except, alas, here we have a fun premise ruined by bullshit nerdbro execution.1. An everyman nerd protagonist with no personality beyond a degree in design and deep knowledge of the internet whose main development is his realization he has talented friends who are more interesting than he is. Congrats?2. A best friend whose company does boob physics for video games and whose major contribution to d [...]

    16. This is not a review, it's a love letter.I adored this book. Why? It had a likeable narrator in Clay Jannon, a mysterious bookshop, romance, puzzles, secret societies, a San Francisco locale (with side trips to New York), and a sly sense of humor. The theme of Old Knowledge (books) vs. Internet knowledge gave the author the chance to slip in scenes at Google, a museum dedicated to knitting overrun by first graders, information about fonts, a character who made his fortune creating realistic 3-D [...]

    17. 4.5 StarsOh, so much of this book is exactly what I wanted.There was first an old and dusty bookstore.With an old and whimsical caretaker.And a prophecy surrounding a secret cult of black robe wearing bibliophiles, written in code form.Did I mention that this secret cult meets in an underground library? The entrance is a fricken' swiveling bookcase! Hell, even the characters have interesting names such as Kat Potente, Corvina, and Ajax Penumbra.There's even a bit about google and coding which re [...]

    18. Initial thoughts:1. Loved Clay. He is wonderfully funny, and geeky. His journey throughout the story was fantastic.2. Loved the combination of new and traditional, young and old. Seeing ideas, and characters that are different and opposite come together.3. Lot's of wonderfully geeky elements. Design, typography, technology, books, and other very nerdy things. It was AMAZING.4. I really liked and appreciated how the characters and the story was grounded in reality. There are a lot of elements tha [...]

    19. Onvan : Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) - Nevisande : Robin Sloan - ISBN : 374214913 - ISBN13 : 9780374214913 - Dar 288 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2012

    20. This review originally appeared on my blog, Shoulda, Coulda Woulda Books.Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour-Bookstore is a book with a perfectly charming premise and a number of flaws. The premise, is, of course, what landed it on my to-read list nearly two years ago, and, I’d imagine, the list of many another bibliophile. The book centers on the new night-shift employee at a 24-Hour-Bookstore in San Francisco, who has taken the job after being laid off from his tech-start up in the Great Recession of t [...]

    21. August 2012: (First, I never read the short story because by the time I discovered it I already knew it was a novel so I didn't want to ruin anything for myselfyou know, just in case. Now that I've finished the book, I'll read the story.)The book -- AMAZING. I loved it. Really. It's chock-full of bibliophile goodness. This is up there with Ready Player One geeky goodness. Clay finds himself unemployed (like many these days) and one day stumbles into a quirky bookstore looking for a late-night cl [...]

    22. This was a fun techno-bookish-mystery. It follows a web designer named Clay who loses his job due to the Great Recession, but he finds work as the overnight clerk in a 24-hour bookstore in San Francisco called Mr. Penumbra's. Clay notices some odd patrons at the store, and he's intrigued by the strange old books that are stocked there. Soon he's trying to solve the bookish mystery with the help of a friend who works at Google, and they get entangled in a secret society that goes back hundreds of [...]

    23. SpoilersI didn't read any reviews or even the synopsis for this - I bought it on a whim because I liked the cover and title. That'll teach me to be wild and spontaneous. No more bonkers book buying for me, I've learnt my lesson. I thought Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore would be a charming, quaint and lovely tale about an old bookshop that's open all night and visited by bookworms, lonely night-owls and other oddball characters. I thought a jobless-down-on-their-luck-underdog type character woul [...]

    24. What started out as an engaging novel about a charismatic bookstore became a nearly 300-page ode to Google and Millenial entitlement. Google was really the main character here. The Google butt-kissing started early, and served to make it so that I never once found Kat appealing or endearing. In fact, I felt that she was just a big, whiny child playing with shiny toys and having a temper tantrum when the things around her didn't go exactly her way. She basically represents everything about my gen [...]

    25. [I was sent an arc by FSG.]I love this book. It's like sitting in the sunlight drinking cold white wine while a sexy person rubs your feet with cinnamon oil and another sexy person messes tunefully acoustic guitar. And while this is happening, you realise: damn, I look good.Why do I love it? Well, it's a good-hearted, optimistic book about friendship and being alive and the lure of the mysterious. It's a book which shows you Google the way Google sees itself, and bookshops the way bookshops ough [...]

    26. Good first-person voice, and through it, characterization. The narrator/protagonist has a head I enjoyed spending time in.This is a book both from the 21st century, and that delights in the 21st century, an incredibly welcome change from all the grimdark political dystopias out there at present.They sly explorations of the differences between a map and a territory, analog and digital, reality and its representations, (not to mention the past, the present, and the future, tho' I am reminded that [...]

    27. A bookstore filled with books nobody really reads; a clerk who lost his web design job due to the recession; ancient old codes hidden in a font; and modern geeky youngsters taking up the challenge to decipher it all. Mr Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore is not what it looks like at all ! This is an escapist adventure with a reality component that is driving the adventure at an astonishing speed up and down history and 'futurisms'. It's archaeology with a twist. It is the future with a big pinch of [...]

    28. What an engaging mystery, set in a fantastical book store three stories high--with no stairs, just ladders! It is written in the first person, from the point of view of a young clerk, Clay Jannon, who was hired for the graveyard shift. He was ordered to stay in the store, to write in a logbook a description of each customer, and not to look in the books they bought!There are no murders in the story; the mystery is what on earth is going on with these creepy customers and crazy bookstore? Is it a [...]

    29. 3.5*A really unique and cool book! I don't really know what to rate it to be honest because there were a lot of things I liked but also some things I didn't, and I just wasn't blown away!

    30. A charming, quietly amusing book, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is the literary equivalent of a congratulatory pat on the back in recognition of loving books. "Oh, you read? Well, good for you!" It's a book designed to make the bibliophile break out into a near terminal case of the warm fuzzies, overcome with a sudden desire to break out a blanket, brew a pot of tea or coffee, and settle into a comfortable chair for a day of hardcore reading until--oh, wait!--I'm already doing all of that! Si [...]

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