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?

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


Regan rated it ★★★★☆

September 18, 2017

Very charming

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...

karen rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE!!! 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-savvy FOODnerds having secret-society-based a...

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...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

June 17, 2017

A sourdough starter opens the door to a mysterious underground world in near future San Francisco. Like most Sloan stories, this requires a healthy amount of suspending disbelief, but worth it. This was a very fun read, in fact I feel I should use the word "delightful." I want a spicy sandwich! Ca...

Cindy (Thoughts From a Page) rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2017

4.5 stars I absolutely loved this unique, beautiful, frequently hilarious, life-affirming book. I am a huge fan of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and was thrilled to have the opportunity to read Robin Sloan’s new work early; thankfully, Sourdough does not disappoint. Lois Clary works incredibly...

Dorie rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

Oh what a wonderful, funny, insightful, delightful and page turning read this book by Robin Sloan was! I had read Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore and had always hoped that it had found a wide audience. This book is even better! Our main character Lois has done everything right. She got a good deg...

Marchpane rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

What a fun little diversion is Sourdough. Tis the very definition of a light-hearted, undemanding read and I enjoyed it a lot. Short chapters and a breezy, charming style make reading Sourdough pretty much effortless. Which seems fitting, since things are pretty effortless for our protagonist Lois...

Greg rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 02, 2017

Whaaaaat is this book? Not even robots can save a book about bread being exactly as interesting as you'd expect a book about bread to be.

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