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. This week, my picks were taken from readers’ suggestions for more art-lit.
The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary
Summary: Gulley Jimson is an impoverished painter who bothers little about conventional values – this comes at a cost.
I’m thinking: Maybe – not mad on the style but first chapter interesting.
The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt
Summary: Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special book for each of her children. The children and their friends (the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum) live in a mysterious, story-book world.
Headlong by Michael Frayn
Summary: Martin Clay, a young would-be art historian, believes he has discovered a missing masterpiece. The owner of the painting is oblivious to its potential and asks Martin to help him sell it, leaving Martin with a unique opportunity.
I’m thinking: Maybe.