Actor, screenwriter, director, Covid-19 survivor Tom Hanks - now author of Uncommon Type
What can't this man do?
Well, he does write some truly pleasant stories, as one would suspect.
cover blurb : A hectic, funny sexual affair between two best friends. A WWII veteran dealing with his emotional and physical scars. A second-rate actor plunged into sudden stardom and a whirlwind press junket. A small town newspaper columnist with old fashioned views of the modern world. A woman adjusting to life in a new neighborhood after her divorce. A teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life.
presents life with humor, affection, and a general knowledge of people's quirks. There is a link - a typewriter - in every tale. This book of stories is a delight, and Tom Hanks can add author to his resume. What can't he do?
He sure can get the quirks down. As all he seems to do lately is play real people in movies, so he must know. Can do much indeed.ReplyDelete
this book was a nice treat - like sitting down with an old friendsDelete
Hi Joanne - sadly I didn't enjoy it ... but there 'tis - love his films!! Take care - HilaryReplyDelete
ah - you are ahead of me on reading his stories. Oh well. We agree on the films. That's good!Delete
I didn't realize about the typewriter in every story until I was almost done with the book - LOL. I enjoyed it but it wasn't what I expected.ReplyDelete
yeah - a subtle touch. But nice variety of talesDelete
I read this one a few months ago and enjoyed it. He is a talented man.ReplyDelete
glad we agree. It's funny - when I write some reviews, I do think - Connie will like this one. I think we have similar tastes.Delete