Thursday, May 9, 2013
Worst book of 2013...
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
By: Robin Sloan
1 out of 5 stars
I HATED this book. I was so excited to read this novel….what booklover wouldn’t?? It’s about a mysterious bookstore open 24 hours a day. But, it’s more about googlers and technology and the mystery has nothing to do with the books themselves. I daydreamed a lot while reading it and wanted to give up, but trudged on hoping it would grab my interest. It never did L. Very little of the book even took place in the quaint, very intriguing-sounding bookstore. This was one of the few books that I hoped the ending would make the book worthwhile to read, but that never happened either. While it was well written and I believe the author has the technology knowledge to write a book of this context; it just wasn’t for me.
The most intriguing part – the cover of the hardcover edition glows in the dark – VERY COOL. This is Sloan’s first novel and I will probably not be looking for any of his future novels, but if you are a fan his website is www.robinsloan.com