Wednesday, October 11, 2017
This is my second foray into a Robin Sloan novel and I had a wonderful time reading both books. They are heartfelt, quirky, and smart, and I love the way that Sloan looks at both the limitations and promise of history and technology. This story is like nothing you've ever read before and the author will take you on a wild and really fun ride, while subtly making you think about what makes a good life and whether tradition and technology can live together.
Lois herself is a great character, but Sloan really goes to town in creating his secondary characters which include a group of women all named Lois, a haughty restauranter, a man who herds goats and makes radioactive cheese, and a bibliophile who only collects books about food. There is a bit of magic that lives in this book and in the sourdough starter; it occasionally goes a bit too far but mostly makes for a delightful addition to this story.
Now while you go get this book, I'm off to bake some bread.
By Robin Sloan
MCD Farrar, Straus, and Giroux September 2017
From the library
Labels: Robin Sloan, Sourdough
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There are days when all I want to read is a book like this...no murder, no suspense, loveable characters, a little magic, etc. So I'm writing this book down to save for one of those days. Thanks! :DReplyDelete
It's perfect for exactly that! Sometimes you just want a bit of fun book that reminds you why you love reading.Delete
I'm really looking forward to picking this one up. I loved Mr. Penumbra, and I've been happy to read all the good reviews of Robin Sloan's new book. Glad you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
It's so nice when an author has multiple wonderful books, isn't it?Delete
Oof, now I would like some sourdough too! :P The underground farmer's market sounds like an intriguing concept.ReplyDelete
Right? I don't know how you read this book without breaking out some recipes by the end. :)Delete
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