The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett

fiction contemporary funny lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced

120 pages | first published 2007

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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 f...
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Summary of 2826 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 84%
funny 78%
relaxing 29%
reflective 26%
hopeful 18%
inspiring 15%
adventurous 3%
informative 3%
emotional 2%

Pace

fast 55%
medium 31%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | Plot: 7% | A mix: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.71

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