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.
Night Blue by Angela O’Keeffe
Why I have it: Spotted in Kim’s chain.
Summary: A narrative largely told in the voice of the Blue Poles painting.
I’m thinking: Yes, can’t resist the unusual ‘narrator’.
Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto
Why I have it: Spotted in Jan’s chain.
Summary: A novel based on the true life story of Minnette de Silva, forgotten feminist icon and the first female Sri Lankan architect.
I’m thinking: Yes, I do like stories about architects.
Travelling in a Strange Land by David Park
Why I have it: Another from Kim.
Summary: The world is cloaked in snow, and transport has ground to a halt but Tom must venture out to collect his son Luke, sick and stranded in his student lodgings. During this solitary journey, Tom reflects on his life.
I’m thinking: Yes, have enjoyed Park’s previous novels.
It’s funny, but when I download samples, I generally end up thinking that this is not a book for me. I wonder if you are the opposite.
Thanks for the links back to mine. I would recommend the Park above all others. I still occasionally think about this book. And I read it years ago now.
Hm… no chipping this time. But for me, I would have nixed that Night Blue – I don’t think I could take that non-human narrator.
I wouldn’t seek out a non-human narrator but I am curious.
I’ve never read David Park, but this does sound a great read. There’s something about a snowy setting in novels that I really enjoy!