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.
Entanglement by Katy Mahood
Why I have it: Spotted at A Life in Books.
Summary: A sliding doors story – three characters, two time periods.
I’m thinking: No. This has all the hallmarks of a book I’d love but the sample chapter didn’t pull me in at all.
Social Creature by Tara Burton
Why I have it: Cathy’s review.
Summary: Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship.
I’m thinking: Maybe – too tricked up?
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer
Why I have it: Spotted at A Little Blog of Books.
Summary: Heredity from a fresh perspective – how genes link us to distant ancestors and to ethnic identities.
I’m thinking: No – I’ve read enough pop-genetics (for the record, the sample of this book is extremely generous, so you’ll get a good feel for it if you’re interested).
The first two sound okish but I think I’d almost prefer them as films. Or maybe I just feel like rewatching Sliding Doors 😀
Social Creature is screaming out to be made into a film. The blurb mentions it being a ‘Mr Ripley for the digital age’… I kind of think that as soon as you mention Ripley, you can guess what will happen!
I haven’t watched Sliding Doors in years – I need a rewatch!
I think I’d skim the Zimmer, but I too have read enough on the topic recently.
I’ve studied genetics and apart from some fun facts, I suspect I wouldn’t learn much new.
Sorry the Entanglement chapter didn’t hit the spot. Neither of the others appeal, I’m afraid
Sorry, can’t help you with nay of these, I’ve never heard of any of them!
I hope you enjoy Social Creature – I thought it was fun. I do agree, it is written as if it is waiting to be optioned for a movie.