Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Uncommon Reader


Most of you have read 'The Uncommon Reader' by Alan Bennett years ago, but not I.  Last weekend Nick at Pile of Leaves recommended it to me and being an efficient book-recommendation-reader, went out and got it and read it on the beach Monday.  A lovely sunburn can prove how much I loved it, and my poor sister now feels completely neglected as I ignored her entirely the whole day.  If you haven't read it yet, please do, it will awaken (or reawaken) your love of reading to a nearly youthful extent!

I cannot say enough about how much loved this book!  Thank you Nick!!

Photo:  The Queen's College, Oxford by Martin Beek

7 comments:

Blue said...

I loved that book and reread it recently - still think it is one of Alan Bennett's gems! If you can get your hands on his Talking Heads series, either in print or DVD you will be richly rewarded.

The Devoted Classicist said...

A fabulous library.

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

It is a great one, and if to think needing to be reawakened? pgt

Lord Cowell said...

Aren't his stories just wonderful - good, easy reading pick-me-ups. David.

Daniel-Halifax said...

Blue- I just picked up Talking Heads at the library yesterday!

Devoted Classicist- Indeed!

PGT- Perish the thought, but even the most avid of readers find themselves victims of this at times.

Lord Cowell- I love him! And thanks for stopping by! :)

Jenny Woolf said...

I read it too. Like so many books I read years ago, I can't remember much. Oh well, another to add to the list.

StuckInABook said...

I liked this a lot too, not least for the prominence of my beloved Ivy Compton-Burnett. Must re-read, making more careful notes of book recommendations.