SourdoughSourdough by Robin Sloan
on September 5th 2017
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0374203105
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Lois Clary is a software engineer writing codes for a San Francisco Robotic company. She notices a takeout menu and decides to make a purchase. It sure beats the “slurry” (nutritive gel packs) that she normally eats. Heck, she becomes Clement Street Soup and Sourdough’s “Number One eater” She then learns her favorite restaurant is closing and the two brothers who own it, leave her with the starter for their sourdough bread. This is not your usual starter!

Almost overnight, Lois becomes quite the bread maker and her sourdough bread becomes the favorite in her community and she soon finds it is hard to work full time and make her bread. Along the way she also meets an underground community who like her, are interested in both technology and food!

I liked this book – didn’t love it. This book started great for me and then kind of lost my attention along the way. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending. I do have to give this book props for originality and creativity. This book is at times witty, quirky, peculiar, strange, charming and weird. Yes, there is magical realism and I usually really enjoy that.

For me, good not great.