Sample Saturday – two boys, a marriage, and Hamlet

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 I’ve selected three from the last pages of my Kindle (meaning they’ve been there for years!).

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Summary: To boys, both named Will Grayson meet. Their lives overlap in odd ways. There’s romance and a high school musical.

I’m thinking: Maybe (next time I need YA?).

Memories of a Marriage by Louis Begley

Summary: Rhode Island, 1950s – Lucy, with a trust fund, marries working class ‘townie’, Thomas. Decades later, Lucy is reunited with a friend from her Rhode Island years, Philip. Philip’s memories of Lucy, Thomas and their youth don’t match what Lucy tells him – who knows the truth?

I’m thinking: Yes.

One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding

Summary: On a South Pacific island, Managua – the only islander who can read – is translating Hamlet into pidgin English when a plane arrives, carrying a young American lawyer with a misguided ambition to ‘do good’.

I’m thinking: No.

10 responses

  1. I don’t think any of these are for me, but I could be tempted by the Begley if you have a good experience of it.

    Just watched a new item about the vote today – hope it goes well! Can you shed any light on what is in a democracy sausage? 🙂

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