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 Answers by Catherine Lacey
Why I have it: appeared on this list.
Summary: Paralysed with pain, Mary seeks relief with a new-age treatment. Remarkably, it works but the treatment is prohibitively expensive so Mary takes a well-paying but strange job in the ‘Girlfriend Experiment’.
I’m thinking: Maybe – is it going to be one of those far-fetched thrillers?
Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong
Why I have it: also on this list.
Summary: Ruth tries to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike man her father has become.
I’m thinking: Yes.
New People by Danzy Senna
Why I have it: no idea.
Summary: Maria and Khalil, college sweethearts, are planning their wedding. But Maria can’t stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past.
I’m thinking: No – writing is fine but not riveting.