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 Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Why I have it: Prize shortlists and that cover…
Summary: An Essex village in the 1890’s; two people fall for each other, but not in the usual way; a mythical serpent ‘returns’ to the town marshes.
I’m thinking: Yes, a ripping start.
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Melody Shee is 33, pregnant and alone. The father of her baby is 17 and a Traveller. Melody’s husband doesn’t take the news well.
I’m thinking: Yes, I love the writing style.
Sarah by J.T. LeRoy
Why I have it: Because of this article.
Summary: Sarah is a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Her son, who’s desperate to win her attention, recreates himself as ‘Cherry Vanilla’ and begins a journey around America.
I’m thinking: No.