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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

作者 : Robin Sloan

出版社 : PICADOR USA

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定價 : NT 350

售價9折, NT315

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推開書店玻璃門,梯子往上延伸一片直達天花板的古書
眼前彷彿是一座滿是野狼、巫婆跟土匪的幽暗森林……

紐約時報暢銷小說,Twitter前創意總監挑戰跨界熱血大作
一個以現代Google總部的數位科技,破解遠古祕密的奇幻探險故事

◎全球狂售十七國版權
◎美國邦諾書店「發現傑出新人作家」
◎英國書商雜誌當月選書
◎「獨立下次書選」選書

歡迎來到神祕書店……
在這裡,魔法不是世上唯一的勢力,書架可能是通往永生的祕道
連結Google總部的強大電腦,連巫師和吸血鬼都會心生羨慕……

26歲的失業青年克雷,憑藉著猴子般的好奇心和爬梯功力,讓他找到在一間老舊書店裡輪夜班的新差事。可是上工幾天後,他開始覺得事有蹊蹺:顧客永遠在夜半上門,卻半本書也沒買,老是窩在角落,神祕兮兮地探查書店老闆用特殊形式排列的書籍。

克雷忍不住打開這些古書,赫然發現裡頭全是密密麻麻的古密碼。克雷和他的阿宅朋友化身駭客英雄,前進Google總部,號召網友大軍,運用iPhone和大型Google祕技,將顧客的索書紀錄投射在克雷製作的3D書店裡──當3D影像在MacBook上急速迴旋,克雷驚覺書架背後埋藏著關於遠古《生命之書》更大的祕密……

當古密碼遇上3C技術、魔法大會變成Google解謎大會,圖書館成員穿著黑袍穿梭神祕洞穴中,彷彿一趟科技、遠古碰撞而出的數位奇幻之旅。潛入Google總部與十五世紀末的神祕書會,千百年來亟欲破解的永生之祕,究竟藏在何處?

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life―mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone―and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore.

With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day.

本書中文書借出自《24小時神祕書店》馬可孛羅文化事業出版

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