Sourdough

41YhhUr7iXL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_I loved Robin Sloan’s previous book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and read lots of positive reviews of Sourdough. And, while Sourdough had an interesting premise and started off strong, it trailed off and lost my interest about 2/3 of the way through. Lois is a software engineer who only eats dinner from a neighborhood dive. When the restaurant-owning brothers take off, they leave Lois with their amazing sourdough starter. It changes her life. The story has an element of fantasy which I didn’t love and requires some suspension of disbelief, which I also didn’t like. Overall, it was disappointing, especially given my love of Sloane’s previous work.
two-and-a-half-stars

 

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