Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Into the Wild

Read Sourdough Online Free - Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her—feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up.

When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?

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ISBN : 0374203105
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 262 pages


Matthew rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

This book was great! It is fun and quirky. I think you can read it either to find purpose and meaning, or just for a nice, quick read. I am definitely a Robin Sloan fan. I enjoyed Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore as well so I was looking forward to this one. While his stuff can be a bit out there...

Regan rated it ★★★★☆

September 18, 2017

Very charming

karen rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2017

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 i...

Larry rated it ★★★★☆

August 28, 2017

I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here. Well, now that we've gotten that out of the way... The above GIF probably clues you in on one of the reasons I requested 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 book, Mr. Penumbra's 24...

Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2017

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...

Sean rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

Two truisms: 1) You don’t want to stand behind an elephant after it eats spicy food; and 2) 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 th...

Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2017

This is a quixotic and whimsical magical fantasy teeming with warmth, charm and quirky 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....

Lori rated it ★★★☆☆

January 03, 2018

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 mouth feel. Anyway, our young hero gets to eat something a lot better, than nutritive gel slurry. She becomes is lau...

PattyMacDotComma rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

4.5★ “She explained that a software sieve had scanned my résumé and flagged it as promising, and that she agreed with the computer’s assessment. Here’s a thing I believe about people my age: we are the children of Hogwarts, and more than anything, we just want to be sorted.” Like the author’s earli...

Carol (Bookaria) rated it ★★★★☆

September 01, 2017

This book is about a woman baking bread and how this process transforms her and her life.  I know, sounds simple, right? Well, if you have baked bread you know there's a lot more to it than just putting the ingredients together. First, you have to understand that there is something different about...

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