Individual (“He has the strangest expression on his face—the emotive equivalent of 404 PAGE NOT FOUND.” Or: “If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.”) Readers who don’t know a hashtag from a wiki will still appreciate the book’s ultimate message about friendship, and the conclusion that nothing—not even a world full of programmers and hackers—can substitute for a cunning mind. What has happened? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Please try again.  US$19.99, US$21.48  US$64.50, US$22.00 15. Summary: The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco web-design drone and landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. What is the similarity between that and what is happening today as far as books and technology? What at first seems to be a front for an illegal operation turns out to be connected with a cult, and Clay goes on a mission to solve the mystery that has been plaguing its members for centuries, enlisting the help of a quirky team, like the Google acolyte he’s dating, the friend who got rich by developing “boob-simulation software” and Mr. Penumbra himself, the hopeful store proprietor.  US$11.89, US$13.63 2011). This is a clever and whimsical tale with a big heart' - --The Economist, Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and has worked at Poynter, Current TV and Twitter in jobs that have generally had 'something to do with figuring out the future of media'.  US$11.89, US$17.51 There are only a few fanatically committed customers, but they never seem to actually buy anything, instead they simply borrow impossibly obscure volumes perched on dangerously high shelves, all according to some elaborate arrangement with the eccentric proprietor. 18. ePUB(Android), audible mp3, audiobook and kindle. I really appreciated how Robin Sloan uses analogies and diagrams (who DOESN'T like diagrams in books!) What other books would you recommend to a fan of this book? Bookstore  US$22.47, US$7.67 It built character, in Trithemius’s opinion, the same way as chopping wood (though to this “interior exercise,” i.e.  US$18.00, US$15.47 9. NPR interview with Robin Sloan “‘Mr. Describe Clay’s friend Neel and their relationship?  US$11.89, US$25.35 Suffice it to say that this is one of the most sheerly enjoyable books I've read in a long time. Please enter manually:","bd_js_keep_typing_to_refine_search_results":"Keep typing to refine the search results","bd_js_top_categories":"Top Categories","bd_price_save":"Save {0}","bd_js_name_only_letters":"Sorry, full name can only contain letters","bd_js_show_more":"show more","bd_js_enter_valid_email_address":"Please enter a valid email address","bd_js_enter_address_manually":"Enter address manually","bd_js_more_categories":"More Categories","bd_js_continue_shopping":"Continue Shopping","bd_js_account_and_help":"Account & Help","bd_js_basket_checkout":"Basket / Checkout","bd_add_to_basket":"Add to basket","bd_js_enter_first_last_name":"Please enter a first and last name","bd_js_please_enter_your":"Please enter your"}, Paperback  US$18.99, US$32.35 To buy Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookshop for a great price and have it shipped straight to your door for free, follow this link to the Book Depository. Author: Robin Sloan What role does Corvina play in the story? Find BookPage, About BookPage 8. by Marie Semple, 1711 W. Algonquin Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056. I like reading, books and book shops but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I like reading books about reading, books or book shops but I was intrigued and wanted a quick read, so I popped this on my Kindle. Available. She works at Google and offers Clay a lot of support in a way that traditional, stereotypical portrayals of femininity avoid.