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I have to admit, this book's description led me to think this was a spy genre book. And I have to admit that I was wonderfully surprised that the mysteries of this book far exceeded any expectation I had of that of a plot of a simple spy thriller, as this was not that.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store was exceptionally charming and had that "can't put it down" wondrous anxiety from cover to cover.
Finally, this book was something most books are not: unequivocally fulfilling. When the end came, it was without question complete in every imagination of the word.
It left me with a smile.
I enjoyed that this story examines how we coexist in a world flooded by both and old technology.
Great story. Listened to it all in one setting. Couldn't stop!
The Sequel survey reminded me that I need a followup book to this one. LOVED the book. Quirky, funny, fascinating book. As far as I'm concerned, any book that involves books in the story is fine by me, and this one is really the Bomb.
I am beginning all of my reviews with a rating like movies. I give this title a G/PG rating. There were only 2 expletives and only mild. There was no sex. This is not the usual type of book I listen to, however I really liked it. It was fun and lighthearted. It was not as "nerdy" as other reviewers have stated. My husband and I (60 and 55 years of age) enjoyed it as we drove along on a road trip.