Sample Saturday – three from authors I’ve read previously

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 Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Why I have it: Because I just finished The Paying Guests.

Summary: Four Londoners, 1940s, air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons.

I’m thinking: No, didn’t grab me.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Why I have it: Loved When God Was a Rabbit.

Summary: This is almost a love story. But then it’s not.

I’m thinking: Yes, yes, yes.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Why I have it: Commonwealth was marvellous.

Summary: Dr Marina Singh hits the Amazon in order to find her colleague, Dr Swenson, who disappeared while working on a valuable new drug.

I’m thinking: Yes (…or should Bel Canto be next?!).

9 responses

  1. Usually I’ve never read any of your samples but this week I’ve excelled myself & read 2! I thought The Night Watch was great; State of Wonder I don’t think is Patchett at her best but still very readable.

  2. I was disappointed by The Night Watch and also with The State of Wonder, I’m afraid. Wary of Tin Man, thanks to all the Twitter hype but lots of bloggers whose opinion I trust seem to like it so I’m coming round to it.

  3. I’ve had The Night Watch on my shelf for ages (and Paying Guests too). I’ve loved some of her books, and do want to get to these two eventually.

    • Perhaps do a bunch of ‘Twitter’ reviews (140 words or less) and then you’ll be up to date. Or easier still, just send me either a 👍 or a 👎 via Twitter and I’ll know whether to add it to the list.

      Related, have you read Commonwealth? I think you’d like it.

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