Monday, April 5, 2010

The Uncommon Reader

I was visiting my favourite local bookstore on the Danforth, Book City , and was recommended Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader. What a absolute gem! It is a very short novella about the Queen who late in life, aquires a taste for reading. Her new addiction overtakes her life and puts the court's nose very much out of joint. "What she was finding was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do". This quote from the book pretty much sums up every readers life. The ending is delightfully impossible.

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