Copyright Guildford Spike WI 2013
Last Book Review
UNCOMMON TYPE BY TOM HANKS
Thanks to all of you who turned up to discuss Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks last night. It wasn't the least well received book we've ever read (The children who fought Hitler still retains that title!) but I think it's fair to say that many struggled to finish it and found the writing style difficult. The stories were short and all had a typewriter in there somewhere, though this was the only thing which linked them all together. There was a query raised as to whether the book was only published because it had a famous author rather than because the stories were actually well written. The average score of the 11 readers was 5.7 but there were over half who hadn't finished reading all the stories so that score may have quite large error bars!