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.
From Rockaway by Jill Eisenstadt
Summary: Four working-class kids in Rockaway, New York, reunite for a summer after one has spent a year away on scholarship at a ‘rich’ New England school.
I’m thinking: Yes – an eighties, East Coast version of BH90210.
Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz
Summary: A mixed bunch in NYC, all aspiring towards fame and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.
I’m thinking: No (it’s a style thing).
Carnival Desires by Mark Lindquist
Summary: Hollywood in the eighties and a group of friends in their twenties navigate all the usual stuff.
I’m thinking: Maybe – like the friends thing but dialogue a little unnatural.