I would probably give this 3 stars for the writing itself--it's not terribly literary stuff, but it gets the job done--the job, in this case, being to carry a really original and nerdy plot. So I'm giving this book 4 stars out of geek solidarity--it is so totally my kind of yarn! It has secret societies, computer programming, underground libraries, font design, copyright trolls, Google, boob simulation software, love interest, ebooks, books, and illicit book scanning. It's sort of like Cory Doctorow meets The Night Circus meets The Magicians. It's one of those novels that collides at the strangest intersection of disparate (and interesting) things, yet it all works together to create a dashingly fun book. This is a must-read for all geeky bibliophiles.