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Sourdough

By Robin Sloan, A cheerful and fun book for tech and food lovers

I approached Sourdough by Robin Sloan with great trepidation. I read his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a long time ago and have been recommending it to people fairly liberally ever since. But part of what I loved about it was the charm and uniqueness of the book, and I was worried it would …

                       

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

By Robin Sloan, An Ode to Nerds, RPGs and Book Lovers

Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a nerdy dude’s ode to everything nerdy dudes love: technology, coding, tabletop RPGs, startup culture, smart people, boobs (not a typo), books, typefaces, and everything else in that vein, including the dorky guys that get the beautiful girls. It’s set in San Francisco, in an old-school bookstore with …

              

You Suck! A Love Story

By Christopher Moore, A Little More Count Chocula Than Count Dracula

You Suck: A Love Story , by Christopher Moore, opens in a daringly inauspicious way. “You bitch! You killed me! You suck!” The opening line alone probably disqualifies Moore’s most recent title from being hailed as a great work of literature, but it’s appropriate enough for a story of two lovestruck vampires, their minions, a …