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.
The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker (also published as Ten White Geese)
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: A Dutch woman goes into hiding on a remote farm in Wales. When she arrives, there are ten geese but one by one they die. Why?
I’m thinking: No. It’s all over the shop – perhaps that’s the poetic element reviewers raved about but it’s not for me.
Harriet Said by Beryl Bainbridge
Why I have it: Because Cleo said it was one of the darkest books she’s read.
Summary: Two girls – one the ring-leader, one the faithful servant – make a great deal of trouble for a man living in their town.
I’m thinking: Yes.
Checker and the Derailleurs by Lionel Shriver
Why I have it: Thought I would check out Shriver’s complete back-collection after reading Double Fault.
Summary: One drummer, Checker, is gifted and original. Another drummer, Eaton, is diligent but not gifted. He’s also envious. Did I mention there’s a band? Gets ugly.
I’m thinking: Maybe. It didn’t pull me in from the outset so will be further down my Shriver-to-be-read-list.