69. Uncommon Type (Tom Hanks)

Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 9.11.11 AMThank you to Alfred A. Knopf/Random House for sending an Advance Reader Copy of Uncommon Type which was won through a Goodreads Giveaway.

Tom Hanks has departed from acting in this creative endeavour, writing a collection of short stories which were all linked to the obsolete typewriter.  The stories focused (mostly) on everyday life situations (Christmas, divorce and bowling except for one tale of time travel with Chronometric adventures).  There are characters that repeat in a couple of the stories but unfortunately I did not really connect with any of them as I slowly read a story each morning.

I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of short stories and unfortunately for Tom, I had just finished reading Alice Munro’s The Love of a Good Woman.  It was difficult for Uncommon Type to compete with our Canadian, Nobel Prize winning, octogenarian, author of short stories!

I am thankful to have had the opportunity to read the ARC but would recommend borrowing this one from the library instead of adding it to your collection!

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