Uncommon Type: Some Stories (Paperback)Tom Hanks (author)
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR
'Impressive' The Times
'Funny and pitch perfect' Sunday Express
'I blink, bubble and boggle in amazed admiration' Stephen Fry
'These stories are a hit' Financial Times
A small-town newspaper columnist with old-fashioned views of the modern world. A World War II veteran grappling with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. Four friends travelling to the moon in a rocket ship built in the backyard. These are just some of the stories that Tom Hanks captures with great affection, humour and insight - the human condition in all its foibles.
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm
Reading Tom Hanks's Uncommon Type is like finding out that Alice Munro is also the greatest actress of our time.
All American life is here ... Delightful ... Hanks's prose is impressive, with a strong voice and stylistic flair ... so fluent, convincing and confident that you forget it belongs to Tom Hanks, movie star. He's just a writer. And he's going to write a great novel one day. * The Times *
On the page, as on screen, Hanks is, simply, a lovely person to be around ... Hanks captures the child's-eye view of the world with pitch-perfect accuracy ... and as a writing project it nails perhaps the hardest thing of all: a story in which nothing and everything happens. * Guardian *
The central quality to Tom's writing is a kind of poignant playfulness. It's exactly what you hope from him, except you wish he was sitting in your home, reading it aloud to you, one story at a time.
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