Monday, January 21, 2013

“The right book exactly, at the right time.”

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

This book revolved around all things literary, a light-hearted mystery where the clues are books and in books. The underlying theme of the traditional literary world versus (and meets!) the cyber literary world as well as the concepts of legacy and immortality added substance. Even the cover made a statement when I turned off the light and put it on the nightstand. Obviously, ebooks are a significant part of the literary world now, but they don’t have covers that add to the reading experience.

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