Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Talking Heads 2” as Want to Read:
Talking Heads 2
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Talking Heads 2

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  132 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The second collection of six individual portraits from the master of the monologue.

Darker and more intense than the first collection, these six stories uncover the secrets behind ordinary suburban lives. From Patricia Routledge's Miss Fozzard, whose new chiropodist turns out to be rather peculiar, to Eileen Atkins' portryal of an antiques dealer who lets a masterpiece slip
...more
Paperback
Published October 5th 1998 by BBC Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Talking Heads 2, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Talking Heads 2

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 191)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Fran
Stupendi il primo La mano di Dio e l'ultimo Aspettando il telegramma, il resto è meno gradevole.
Sento la mezza delusione de La signora del furgone.
Sarah Tipper
Jul 26, 2015 Sarah Tipper rated it it was amazing
I love the way these monologues feel as if you’re overhearing someone talking to a friend on a bus, although when they were written people wouldn’t have shared such personal information on a bus. These deal sensitively with some very serious issues and in some cases crimes. They show people making sense of things for themselves, justifying and coming to terms with very human darknesses, making light of things and telling themselves stories that protect the way they believe the world should work.
Jillian
Dec 12, 2015 Jillian rated it liked it
book club choice!
not someone I normally read
Ria
Feb 20, 2008 Ria rated it liked it
Recommended to Ria by: My sister Fiona
Some good short monologues in here but in general the quality is not as good as the first Talking heads book. The endings of the stories in this volume are a bit abrupt and doesn't tie the stories up as well as its predessor.
Rachel
Jan 01, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
So poignant and well observed.
Ruth
Jul 07, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These monologues are beautifully read, totally believable and very touching. Sad stories of the lonely, the vulnerable and the deceived which touched my heart.
Ipswichblade
Mar 13, 2010 Ipswichblade rated it really liked it
Follow up to the original Talking Heads which I also read this month. Once again very well written and as Bennett himself says more miserable then the original!
Fiona
Feb 22, 2008 Fiona rated it did not like it
this bok is not the same standard as the first.
Sue
Feb 18, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
Perfection - a fantastic read.
Eleonora Scarpa
Eleonora Scarpa rated it it was amazing
Apr 29, 2016
Dario Giardina
Dario Giardina marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2016
Maurizio Liberti
Maurizio Liberti rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2016
SamG
SamG rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2016
Eva Luna
Eva Luna marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2016
Lucido
Lucido rated it really liked it
Apr 20, 2016
Ilarya
Ilarya marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Salvatore Benfatto
Salvatore Benfatto marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Scoutaccount
Scoutaccount marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2016
Dawni
Dawni marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2016
Brainx
Brainx marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2016
Mirela
Mirela marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2016
Charlotte Eichler
Charlotte Eichler rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2016
Bethany Mitchell
Bethany Mitchell rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2016
Andy
Andy rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2016
Rita
Rita marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Anja
Anja marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2016
Taj K
Taj K added it
Feb 17, 2016
Chris
Chris added it
Jan 24, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
11781
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Alan Bennett is an English author and Tony Award-winning playwright. Bennett's first stage play, Forty Years On, was produced in 1968. Many television, stage and radio plays followed, along with screenplays, short stories, novellas, a large body of non-fictional prose and broadcasting, and many appearances as
...more
More about Alan Bennett...

Share This Book