Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Last Day in the Dynamite Factory by Annah Faulkner
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Guy searches for his biological father and in doing so digs up secrets from the past.
I’m thinking: No. I loved the opening scene but the rest of the sample wasn’t enough to convince me.
Wilful Disregard by Lena Andersson
Why I have it: Absolutely positive I saw a review on one of my regularly read blogs recently but can’t remember where… sing out if it was yours!
Summary: Sensible Ester gives a lecture on famous artist Hugo Rask.Hugo is in the audience. He was spellbound. Their lives become entwined.
I’m thinking: Yes. The sample chapter is a ripper.
Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
Why I have it: It’s getting a lot of shelf space at book shops I visit (and why wouldn’t it, the cover is divine).
Summary: A tale of a prostitute and her four daughters combined with themes of colonial history, family tragedy, legend, and romance.
I’m thinking: Maybe. Do I need a novel about “…incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead”?