Author: Connie Willis
Read by: Kate Reading
Dates: 6/3/16 - 6/16/16
Read a Whidbey Book is a category in the 16 in 16 challenge. I listened to a previous Whidbey book. For time’s sake I’m just going to copy the review on the back of the case. Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the Hi-Tek Corporation. Bennett O’Reilly woks with monkey group behavior and chaos theory for the same company. When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of seemingly bad luck, they find a joint project in a flock of sheep. But a series of setbacks and disappointments arise before they are able to find answers to their questions – with the unintended help of the errant, forgetful, and careless office assistant Flip.
I must say I liked this book. Sandra keeps looking for the reason fads begin. And begins each chapter with a fad from the past and the dates it was fashionable – from the Ouija board (1966-67) to Rubic’s Cube (1961) and even further back to why girls cut their hair short in the 1920s. I love the joint venture about the sheep who really are the ones who have a bellwether as a leader. And, of course, it’s a love story. And as usual I’m curious to read more works by this notable sci-fi writer.