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Lois Clary a software engineer at a San Francisco robotics company codes all day and collapses at night When her favourite sandwich shop closes up the owners leave her with the starter for their mouth. oooh goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best fiction what will happenthis is the same kind of breezy good fun as the author s debut Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore but while that one was about computer savvy booknerds having secret society based adventures in san francisco this one is about computer savvy FOODnerds having secret society based adventures in san francisco so totes different dynamic that might sound like me having a go at sloane but i m not at all i love books and i love food and i love mysterious adventures involving secret societies if his third book turns out to be about a secret cabal of adorable fuzzy baby animalnerds who have adventures in san francisco i m not gonna say no especially if it glows in the dark the way the first two do including the arcs which is thoughtful AND fun he is hard to review though a lot of the fun of his books is in that journey of discovery where a thing leads to an unexpected thing leads to a weird thing leads toadventure they re all brisk movement full of heart and charming characters with nothing to offend any reader all without coming across as cloying or cheesy except when he is actually writing about cheese which he does at great length in this bookit s a uick read that doesn t skimp on details or research there are fun food facts clever ha has sprinkled throughout and it s got this really appealing tone of bonhomie which is just what the doctor ordered to offset all the discord spinning through the world right now a very pleasant distraction that will make you smile and desperately crave bread slathered in butter please if i had to point out one negative thing it s that his characters aren t as developed or complex as you may find elsewhere but in a way it s a little freeing to read something that isn t concerned with psychological scrutiny and i kind of loved that it was fun without being dumb funOH i just realized this book is adventures in food and fun which is a thing that used to happen here on goodreads and no longer does uick gimmie some bread to dry these nostalgic tearsDRAMATIC BREADreview to come post vacationwhen sober whichever comes firstcome to my blog

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Sourdough

Armer's market where an exclusive close knit club runs the show When Lois discovers another secret market aiming to fuse food and technology a whole other world opens up But who are these people exact. Nutritive gel for dinner People do this That sounds like a futuristic overpopulated planet and dwindling resources scenario At least Soylent Green looked like it had texture and mouthfeelAnyway our young hero gets to eat something a lot better than nutritive gel slurry She becomes launched on an adventure in baking It is all very cute and kind Fluffy like the inside of the loaf I didn t get a lot out of it It s pleasant Maybe I m jealous My starter doesn t sing and smile

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Watering sourdough bread Lois becomes the unlikely hero tasked to care for it bake with it and keep this needy colony of microorganisms alive  Soon she is baking loaves daily and taking them to the f. Two truisms 1 You don t want to stand behind an elephant after it eats spicy food and2 It s really hard to read a book called Sourdough and not want sourdough bread especially when said book includes numerous scenes in which the main character is baking said deliciousness Notwithstanding that constant distraction what stands out most about Sourdough is Robin Sloan s ability to marry technology and whimsy in a way that feels organic and yes pun intended vis vis the strange foodie subculture explored in the book Sloan tripped the light fantastic with that idea to great effect in Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore though if he danced with the idea there he downright makes sweet yeasty love to it here Sourdough is a very weird book that doesn t feel weird when you read it it s only when you think too hard about it or try to explain it to someone that things get strange It s a little bit like a pleasant version of chewing on aluminum foil you know exactly what s going on when it s in your mouth but the moment you try to explain to someone who s never tried it before what it feels like you realize you can t accurately describe the sensation so if you re like me you just shove aluminum foil in the other person s mouth and forcibly masticate on their behalf but I m given to understand that such behavior is frowned upon in polite society which incidentally is why I tend to shun polite society though I have heard that the feeling is mutual and that polite society allegedly once said of me I would aim a swift kick at his dangleknockers if it were in my nature sadly it s not though I have considered the possibility of subcontracting that unpleasant task to a willing steel toed boot wearer which should tell you all you need to know about polite society the wanker Suffice it to say if you liked Penumbra odds are good that you ll like Sourdough though it s not a certainty If you haven t read Penumbra and are wondering whether you should give this a go I would first point you toward Penumbra simply because I think it s excellent and then tell you to come back here if you re in the mood for something a little bit different a little bit sci fi a little bit magical and a lot San Francisco all blended together by a writer who has a knack for finding a likable voice no matter what he s writing


10 thoughts on “Sourdough

  1. says:

    This book was great It is fun and uirky I think you can read it either to find purpose and meaning or just for a nice uick readI am definitely a Robin Sloan fan I enjoyed Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore as well s

  2. says:

    this book felt like a friend it made me make bread it made me think about our priorities in life and how important it is to live a life you love

  3. says:

    oooh goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best fiction what will happen?this is the same kind of breezy good fun as the author’s debut Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore but while that one was about computer savvy booknerds having secret society based adventures in san francisco this one is about computer sav

  4. says:

    I'm between 4 and 45 stars here Well now that we've gotten that out of the wayThe above GIF probably clues you in on one of the reasons I reuested this book from NetGalley the minute I saw it My obsessive love of carbs aside I was a huge fan of Robin Sloan's last b

  5. says:

    Living in Silicon Valley for many years the Bay Area my entire life Berkeley Oakland San Francisco and San Jose I know many techie self starters Startup companies is synonymous with Silicon Valley as Sourdough French Bread is synonymous with San Francisco Mix it all together and Robin Sloan has written the ultimate start

  6. says:

    Two truisms 1 You don’t want to stand behind an elephant after it eats spicy food; and2 It’s really hard to read a book

  7. says:

    Nutritive gel for dinner People do this That sounds like a futuristic overpopulated planet and dwindling resources scenari

  8. says:

    A novel that begins with such promise as it opens with a witty look at office life for the employees of the pioneering San Francisco technology companies and the fortunes of newly recruited and blissfully naive Lois Clary ends up with author Robin Sloan overworking the dough Stretching credibility in the second half what starts as an engaging comedy focusing on a young robotics engineer descends into a convoluted fairytale whilst

  9. says:

    This is a uixotic and whimsical magical fantasy teeming with warmth charm and uirky characters Lois Clary is a software programmer lured from her home and comfortable job to move to San Francisco with a lucrative financial and benefits package offered by General Dexterity a robotics company There she finds she is expected to commit body and soul and every hour in search of cutting edge robotic arm improvements This tak

  10. says:

    I adored the first half of this book but the second half was justso so odd