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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (27 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782391215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782391210
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 417 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"* 'A rollicking neo-Borgesian tale... an ode to the beauty of dead-tree books' - New York Times * 'Delightful... The protagonist is a tech nerd, but he's also a book nerd, so both those who crave shiny new technologies and those who relish the scent of paper will find room in these pages... Smart, hip and witty' - Washington Post * 'Irresistible' - Newsweek * 'The pages swell with Mr Sloan's nerdy affection and youthful enthusiasm for both tangible books and new media... [but] the ties that bind the story are friendship and vitality for life. This is a clever and whimsical tale with a big heart' - --The Economist

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The story is gripping, the characters are terrific and the writing is clever and funny. As intelligent as it is enjoyable (Daily Mail)

It's a proper novel. By which I mean, not that it has pages you actually turn - that is optional with novels nowadays - but pages that you actually want to turn, which is getting rarer and rarer.... Charming, gently comedic, sweetly nerdy and enthusiastic about media both old and new (Irish Times)

Rollicking... an ode to the beauty of dead-tree books (New York Times)

Delightful... Smart, hip and witty (Washington Post)

The pages swell with Mr Sloan's nerdy affection and youthful enthusiasm for both tangible books and new media... A clever and whimsical tale with a big heart (The Economist)

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