Quick Thoughts on The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
Publication Date: September 2007
Category: Novella
Source: Library
Recommended by: I saw quite a few bloggers reading this during the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen’s transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit ofΒ The History Boys, England’s best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader’s life.

My Quick Thoughts:
This was a short and simple read. It wasn’t the best book in the world and it wasn’t quite what I expected, but there were some funny moments that made me smile.

12 thoughts on “Quick Thoughts on The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

  1. I have a copy of this somewhere in my TBR collection. I've heard it's quite delightful by some and only okay by others. I do hope to get to it one of these days! At least it's short so it wouldn't take me long to get through. πŸ™‚


  2. It's interesting how the summary sounds so good, but few reviews say it is as good as suggested. I still want to read it, but it's something to keep in mind.


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