This should be your summer reading book.
I don’t often heap praise on books. I believe I’m a reader who isn’t the most difficult to satisfy. In my opinion, most “good” books rank a 3.5 out of 5. Very, very few ever make it up to a 5. I wouldn’t say this is a perfect 5, but it’s at least a solid 4.25-4.5. And in terms of the kinds of books that serve well for vacation leisure reading, Mr. Penumbra’s is 100% perfect.
It’s hard to describe the plot without giving much away, so I’ll just say that this book contains the following:
-Secret Societies that use a corporate front
-Secrets! secrets! secrets!
-And all other kinds of fantastic stuff
Maybe I’m a geezer, but I still find it strange to read a book that discusses modern things like email, much less having a major plotline about innovative test-technology at Google. This book touches on so many different topics and interweaves so many different plotlines that it must have been a bear to research, but that diversity made it a joy to read.
Mr. Penumbra is at the top of my recommendation list right now. Pick it up for your next summer trip, you’ll love it.