I have had this one on the bookshelf to read for quite a while and was looking for an audiobook to round out the year, so Mr. Penumbra’s is it. I struggled with my rating, vacillating between 3 and 4 stars. For me this book was uneven, in that some parts I loved, and some left me wanting more, but overall I found it a charming and delightful story, and definitely of interest to book lovers, nerds, the anyone who finds themselves in both categories.
Part quest, part love story, part mystery, this is a tale about the search for knowledge and immortality, set in a charming and strange little bookstore. It’s an adventure I would like to take part in, though I’m not ultimately satisfied with the ending, it was a fun story that kept you guessing.