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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
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Jul 31, 11


I see a lot of people liked this book but I thought it was utter drivel. The first few pages set up the idea of the Queen getting into books. Then nothing happens. And nothing continues to happen for the rest of the book.

On top of that, the prose is not funny, is not insightful and not stylish. Almost every sentence has one, two, even three tedious clauses in it, making it a bumpy read.

I know it's sacrilegious to diss Alan Bennett. I’ve enjoyed his other writing. This, however, is twaddle.
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Alisa Thats what i thought: nothing happens!


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