Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

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Auteur: Robin Sloan
Uitgever: Atlantic Books
  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781782392330
  • januari 2013
  • Paperback
  • 304 pagina's
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Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, coupled with sheer curiosity, has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.


A New York Times bestseller, Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore is an entirely charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops; it is a witty and delightful love-letter to both the old book world and the new. Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, coupled with sheer curiosity, has landed him a new job working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead they simply borrow impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behaviour and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore...It is suitable for readers of Scarlett Thomas' The End of Mr Y, Helen Hanff's 84 Charing Cross Road and Jasper Fforde's First Among Sequels.
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    I'm so glad I picked this book up, even though I hadn't really heard of it before. I thought it was amazing, it's not set in some amazing fantasy world, but in our, normal amazing world. Reading this book was like going on an adventure as a kid with your best friend, but set in all the good adult ways. I would really recommend this book to everybody. It funny, smart, adventurous and satisfying. And it's about a bookstore, about books, how could you not love that?!

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2013
Druk
1e druk
Afmetingen
17,9 x 11,2 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
304 pagina's
Illustraties
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ISBN13
9781782392330

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Robin Sloan
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Atlantic Books

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