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 Red House by Mark Haddon
Why I have it: Because I enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
Summary: Richard (wealthy, recently re-married), invites his estranged sister and her family to join his for a week’s vacation. And we all know how family holidays usually go… seven days of resentment and guilt.
I’m thinking: Maybe, though wondering if the stream-of-consciousness writing will shit me.
When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald
Why I have it: Because Molly Ringwald.
Summary: Linked stories about love and betrayal.
I’m thinking: No. I love Molly as a star of eighties-teen-flicks, not as a fiction writer.
The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Smith – an only child – was just fourteen years old when both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer. I think we know how this will end (with me in tears?).
I’m thinking: Yes, but can I cope with another cancer story?