Wednesday 1 November 2017

Book ~ "Uncommon Type: Some Stories" (2017) Tom Hanks

From Goodreads ~ 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 more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. 

These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have! 

I'm not a fan of short stories.  I love to read and get lost in a story and I find with short stories, they aren't deep or long enough.  But I like Tom Hanks so thought I'd check it out.

I wanted to like this book but I didn't.  There were 17 stories and I enjoyed maybe three of them.  The rest I found uninteresting and/or boring.  I found myself starting a story and then skipping it because it was boring to get to the next one ... and then doing the same again and again.

Sorry, Tom!

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