Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
There isn't a lot of character development, but the book is nevertheless a mostly engaging read. Should appeal to those interested in technology and books, as well as fans of Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. WeAreSpartacus/LauraADPPL
How could you not love a novel that appeals both to literary snobs and to twenty-something hackers? Mystery, book history, love story, cryptography, and up-to-the- minute Google-speak starring San Francisco's odd denizens, young and old, this tale follows Clay Jannon, a clerk in a book store that... Read More »
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You know, I'm really starting to think the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules.
Maybe his big build isn't a linebacker's after all; maybe it's a librarian's.
Neel takes a sharp breath and I know exactly what it means. It means: I have waited my whole life to walk through a secret passage built into a bookshelf.
Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines -- it's hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.
"...so many favors have passed between us now that they are no longer distinguishable as individual acts, just a bright haze of loyalty. Our friendship is a nebula."
Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.
"We need James Bond with a library science degree."