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Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Isaac Vainio is a librarian.  (Me too!)  He has a big fuzzy spider as a pet.  (Me too!)  And he has the ability to pull items in books out of them and into the real world.  (I wish.) 

Isaac is a Libriomancer, one of the few gifted with the ability to read items into being.  There are some rules, like an item has to be able to fit through the borders of a book (so ray guns are okay to bring to our world, time machines not so much).  Isaac was sent to a small library in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a cataloger of useful items he finds in books after an incident involving zombies while he was a full-fledged Porter.  Now, something is wrong.  It seems that the vampires are rebelling because there is a disruption within the Porters.  Rumor has is that Gutenberg (yep, THAT Gutenberg) is missing.  Isaac will need to arm himself with his favorite trusty paperbacks and get ready to start reading again.

Fans of reading and bookish humor will enjoy this book.  It’s an interesting urban fantasy blending reality and the world of books together in unique ways. I kept waiting to see which books he would read items from next to see whether or not I knew the stories.  This is only the first in the series and I’m intrigued and amused enough to continue.
By | 2017-05-03T20:38:19+00:00 August 29th, 2013|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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