Ajax Penumbra 1969
Publish date: September 1st 2013
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Short Stories
, Pop Culture
Series: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
This was a cute little adventure and some backstory into Ajax Penumbra. In this we learn of Penumbra's origins, how he came to be in San Francisco, became a member of a secret book society, and came to own the 24-hour books store. It was an enjoyable short story.
It's been quite some time since I read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But I really enjoyed it so this short novella was something I wanted to read for a long time. It's a very fast and entertaining short story about the younger years of Penumbra and how he ended up owning a 24-hour bookstore. T...
A fun and quirky prequel to a fun and quirky book.
This novella prequel to Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is a good read if you've read the novel and have an hour to kill. However, it's very dude-centric (there are some women, but they're mostly unnamed hippies) and didn't really add much to my experience or understanding of Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour...
This prequel short to Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore flew under my radar until just a couple of months ago. I squirreled it away once I found it, and my recent flights made this the perfect antidote to flight fatigue for a brief hour or so. I suspect the magic of this little short would be lost...