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.
Merciless Gods by Christos Tsiolkas
Why I have it: Latest from Tsiolkas.
Summary: Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation – all in short-story format.
I’m thinking: Yes. Tsiolkas just knows how to hit that middle-class nerve.
Starvation Mode by Elissa Washuta
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: A memoir about food and control, told as a series of rules to eat and live by.
I’m thinking: No. I’ve had enough hunger stories after reading Wright’s excellent essays earlier in the year.
Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
Why I have it: Came across it via my sports novels top ten.
Summary: The experience and attraction of (soccer) crowd violence.
I’m thinking: Maybe. Was my extensive reading after the Hillsborough tragedy enough…?