Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Literazzi Book Club

Calling all bibliophiles!  If you enjoy a good mystery and the thrill of exploring an old bookstore, I may have the book for you.  The main character, Clay, young and unemployed, applies and gets a job at an old dingy bookstore.  To his surprise, there are only a few books actually for sale.  Most of the inventory are for checkout to a select few who seem to be pursuing the same mystery.  As Clay’s interest is piqued, he learns of the secret society and their pursuit.  He turns to his new girlfriend who works at Google and some other friends for help in solving this puzzle.  This story has an entertaining mix of old bookstore charm side by side with modern technology.

“From the shadows of Penumbra's bookshelves to the brightly lit constellation of cyberspace to the depths of a subterranean library, Sloan deftly wields the magicks (definitely with a "k") of the electronic and the literary in this intricate mystery.” (Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2012)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan is the April selection of the Literazzi Book Club and will be discussed April 23rd and 24th at the Sharon Forks Library.  

Joan Dudzinski
Information Specialist