Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Uncommon Type: Some Stories Review

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!

Featuring additional performances by Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari, Cecily Strong, Holland Taylor, and Wilmer Valderrama on “Stay With Us.”

Title:Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • "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...

  • 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 ...

  • توم هانكس، الفنان الجميل، مهووس الآلة الكاتبة العتيقة كتب عليها 17 قصة قصيرة مختلفةمع حوالي 12 شخصية مختلفة..من ...

  • 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 ve...

  • 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 a...

  • [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 eclec...

  • I almost didn't request this as I was prejudiced and thought "oh no, not another Hollywood actor turned writer" ... Then I remembered how much I loved Mr You by Mary-Louise Parker and how much I love ...

  • When my husband picked this up from the library for me, he expressed skepticism that Tom Hanks could write; and I said that if Steve Martin can do it, so can Tom. The first story was clever, about a g...