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

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore #1

Robin Sloan

288 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction literary adventurous lighthearted mysterious medium-paced

Description

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession...

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Community Reviews Summary of 26,949 reviews

Moods

mysterious 78%
adventurous 71%
lighthearted 56%
funny 35%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 13%
reflective 13%
informative 7%
relaxing 6%
challenging 3%
emotional 3%
tense 2%
dark 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 28%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 56% | A mix: 35% | Character: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 46% | No: 41% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.73

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