Uncommon Type

ISBN9781524711313
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 17, 2017
Pages405
Author Tom Hanks
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.48 Kg.
Height7.9 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Uncommon Type

Tom Hanks

PAPERBACK

October 17, 2017

Read our #FullyBooked review here.

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!

Buy Uncommon Type: Some Stories By Tom Hanks at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

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Tom Hanks

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ISBN9781524711313
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 17, 2017
Pages405
Author Tom Hanks
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.48 Kg.
Height7.9 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

Read our #FullyBooked review here.

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!

Buy Uncommon Type: Some Stories By Tom Hanks at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“Uncommon Type offers heartfelt charm along with nostalgia for sweeter, simpler times — even if they never really were quite so sweet or simple… Even when Hanks writes about somber subjects like the durable distress of combat or the high stakes for immigrants fleeing persecution, he finds a sweet spot.”

– NPR

“Enjoyable..."The Past Is Important to Us” employs a sharp, unexpected conclusion to elevate a story of time travel and romance at the 1939 World’s Fair."

– Publishers Weekly

“Seventeen wide-ranging and whimsical stories—with a typewriter tucked into each one. Only one of the stories in Hanks' debut features an actor: it's a sharp satire with priceless insider details about a handsome dope on a press junket in Europe. The other 16 span a surprisingly wide spectrum...Hanks can write the hell out of typing, and his dialogue is excellent, too. Has he read William Saroyan? He should. While these stories have the all-American sweetness, humor, and heart we associate with his screen roles, Hanks writes like a writer, not a movie star.”

– Kirkus