Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

Uncommon Type: Some Stories

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many mor...

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Uncommon Type: Some Stories Reviews

  • Sam
    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC.Overly sentimental review ahead. This short story collection is warm, surprising and engaging. Each story envelops the reader with its own unique sense of place, time and character; the most endearing characters of all may be the typewriters who find their way into ev...
  • Amalia Gavea
    "In her living room she opened the windows to get a bit of breeze. The sun had set, so the first fireflies of the evening would begin to flare in a bit. She sat on the windowsill and enjoyed the cold, shaped pineapple and watched as squirrels ran along the telephone wires, perfect sine waves with t...
  • Seemita
    [A 2.5 stars, to be candid.]Anticipation was high, emotions were higher; and with bated breath, I opened the book titled ‘Uncommon Type’ penned by one of my favorite actors. An anthology. An eclectic mix. Many slices of life. A debutant’s spirit. What can possibly be lacking in such a...
  • Elyse
    Audiobook.....narrated by none other than Tom Hanks himself. I was looking forward to Tom Hanks debut unveiling for months....having pre-paid for the audiobook the ‘second’ I learned Tom Hanks was reading HIS STORIES.I was especially excited to ‘listen’ to Skyline High School cel...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Tom Hanks clearly loves typewriters. He wrote this up on one, which is really quite cool if you think about it. He made me want to get one just for the sake of it, which, for me, demonstrates a large part of the effectiveness of his writing: “Make the machine part of your life. A part of your d...
  • Suzanne
    What an eclectic mix! I could feel Mr Hanks in these stories; his quirky humour (how do I know what he’s like, well I think I do now?!) shining through to his stories, his first work of fiction.A very different mix of stories, some related, some not. A group of young adults building a craft and...
  • Brina
    As a rule, I try to steer clear of books ghost written by celebrities. These books are not going to win awards for their literary prowess no matter how engaging the subject matter is. For the past few months I have seen goodreads friends reviewing a short story collection by Tom Hanks himself. Tom H...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    توم هانكس، الفنان الجميل، مهووس الآلة الكاتبة العتيقة كتب عليها 17 قصة قصيرة مختلفةمع ح...
  • Roxane
    These stories are aggressively competent and aggressively bland. There is a very old fashioned feel to them as if the author yearns for simpler times. The present day stories make sure to note things like iPhones and podcasts as if to remind us that he knows technology exists. The stories also portr...

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