There was a point in the middle of this book where it dragged a bit and I started wondering if Robin Sloan worked for Google, and if this novel wasn't a bit of Google propaganda worked up as a quirky novel. I looked at the LC cataloging in the front and was surprised that Google wasn't listed as a subject term. But then I supposed the Google cult was part of the idea of this book, that there are little cults everywhere. Even if it was a bit much.
Despite all the Google, I really enjoyed Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. I even teared up a bit at the end and was like, "oh, Clay, I love books too!"