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 Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcom
Summary: Janet Malcolm examines the psychopathology of journalism, delving into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject.
“Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”
I’m thinking: Yes – how good is that first line?
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
Why I have it: Spotted on Margaret’s #6Degrees chain and it reminded me I’d been interested when it was released.
Summary: A story about seeds and what you plant (literally and metaphorically). There’s a family, an apple orchard, resentment and bitterness.
I’m thinking: No – I like Chevalier but this one didn’t grad me.
The Toymaker by Liam Pieper
Why I have it: Spotted on Melinda’s #6Degrees chain.
Summary: Mistakes past and present, history catching up with you. – Adam Kulakov, rich, successful, philanderer. Arkady, Adam’s grandfather, Auschwitz survivor, living with the impossible choice he made decades before.
I’m thinking: Yes.