Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

When the opportunity arises to comment on a book that is actually breath-takingly delightful to read, I'm full of good cheer.   Mr. Sloan's novel is simply outstanding.  Okay, I'm gushing.

To describe it though, is not so simple.   A quest for great treasure, weaving a sense of history with the capabilities of modern-day technology, heroes and a villain (but not a scary one).

If you enjoy Neal Stephenson's books, you're apt to enjoy this.  (If you aren't familiar with Mr. Stephenson, start with the amazing Cryptonomicon , but if the sheer volume of that book is daunting, go with Reamde.)

Read this book.

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