Review- Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore

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

A man walks down the street and enters a bookstore.

 

So starts one young man's quiet adventure to discover the real purpose of a bookstore that never closes and seldom has a buying customer. Clay Jannon, an unemployed web designer, finds more than a job working at Penumbra's. Together Clay and Penumbra and their quirky, eccentric, and geeky friends seek to find the answer to immortality.

 

If you are looking for breathless adventure and epic battles you won't find them here. And here you don't need them. Penumbra provides something much better, friendship, determination, and the beauty of the unexpected path life takes.

 

Penumbra is not the book I expected, it was much better.

 

"There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care."Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore.