Another unexpected delight. I had tuned into a virtual event hosted by Point Reyes Books – Kim Stanley Robinson in conversation with Robin Sloan. Robinson is a fave but I had never heard of Robin Sloan. What serendipity! Intelligent and bright eyed, with a mischievous smile, I investigated him further. I loved the title of this book so searched it out.
I listened to the audiobook and what a ride. It has the feel of a classic tale. There is intrigue, mystery, technology, history. The story of a bookstore that is much more than it seems, and which leads the protagonist on a wonderful and life altering adventure. Full of quirky and curious characters, investigations into historical mysteries, and people who are passionate about inquiry and willing to push beyond the norm. And, it has a lot of heart. What’s not to like?