Liz Barnsley's Reviews > Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
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So turns out that Tom Hanks can spin a quirky little yarn quite well.

The stories in this collection are all beautifully readable and some genuinely compelling. I liked the tone of them and the variety of themes, all though with the anchor of that typewriter.

If you like short stories (I do because I can get through a whole one in my 10 minute coffee breaks) I'm fairly sure you'll find a few to love here. I was especially fond of "A Junket in the City of Light" myself but you'll find your own.

I can't say they were brilliantly written or dazzling but I can say that they showed a lot of promise and I happily spent time with the characters within the pages. There is a casual feeling about the writing which worked really well and as I said back up there there is a beautifully quirky sense to each and every one.

Yes. *Nods* Let's have a few more.
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Reading Progress

December 27, 2017 – Started Reading
December 27, 2017 – Shelved
December 29, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kim Reading this at the moment in between other things and totally agree with your review, Liz. These tales show a lot of promise!


Mary Chapman Yes, totally agree


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