The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett

fiction contemporary funny lighthearted reflective relaxing fast-paced

120 pages | first published 2007

Description

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...

Community Reviews

summary of 1231 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

lighthearted 84%
funny 74%
hopeful 28%
reflective 28%
relaxing 28%
inspiring 12%
emotional 5%
adventurous 2%

Pace

fast 55%
medium 34%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

3.77