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The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
Meghan Daum
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Over My Dead Body
Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan Disclaimer: I have never worked for Google, I have nothing against Google, I Google things all the time. In fact, I tried Googling how many times Google was mentioned in this book, but I just got a bunch of book reviews. So I can only say it is mentioned A LOT. This book is an homage to Google, which might be okay if it were a better book.
As it stands - it is a mystery with no tension, no danger, no problems that aren't very quickly solved by the convenient existence of one of the main character's genius and/or super-rich friends. Speaking of characters, there weren't any, or at least there weren't any that were more than cardboard cut-outs.
I suppose the ending was sort of clever, and I liked that all the technology in the world couldn't solve a puzzle that an old-fashioned book could. But I was left thinking, really? That's it?