Sample Saturday – trash, a small town, and the Wall

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.

Crackpot by John Waters

Why I have it: Read one of his books decades ago and remember thinking it was hilarious.

Summary: Collection of essays by the “Pope of Trash”.

I’m thinking: No. Think I’m over books filled with rapid-fire one-liners.

This Bright River by Patrick Somerville

Why I have it: Because both Rory and Annabel loved it (in 2012!).

Summary: Two people, each with a bunch of problems, return to their hometown in Wisconsin where their paths intersect.

I’m thinking: Maybe. The prologue is weird (but intriguing).

Red Love – the story of an East German family by Maxim Leo

Why I have it: General Berlin Wall fascination.

Summary: Maxim Leo looks at history through the lens of his own family, examining why the GDR was not what people dreamed and why, in the end, it fell apart.

I’m thinking: Yes








5 responses

  1. The NYT review misread the prologue of This Bright River and panned the book, then the paper had to print a correction and the reviewer ended up liking the book. It was a weird situation, but a little funny if you weren’t the author.

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