|Subtitle||Prequel to Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore|
|First Read||August 10, 2016|
Ajax Penumbra 1969
This is a great little novella in the same universe as Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour; it really reads like an extended prologue. Except, of course, reading this first would give away the goods - it really does work better as a prequel.
That said, it's just as good as the parent work - the same pleasures are there, and if you liked one, you'll like this too.
Noted on August 13, 2016
Your parents are weirdos, in the best possible way. They do not celebrate birthdays; never in your life have you received a present on the tenth of December. Instead, you are given books on the days that their authors were born. It will be January 27, and a package will be waiting at the foot of the stairs, wrapped in bright paper. The note: "To my darling boy, on the occasion of Lewis Carroll's 93rd birthday." Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
Quoted on August 13, 2016