THE UNCOMMON READER

The most fun I’ve had reading since Ella Minnow Pee. In this short novel the Queen finds herself , at the age of 80, reading for pleasure for the first time in her life. We follow the irritation of the court, The Queens quirky character, and her interactions. A quick read, and a delight.

Another Book by Rachel Cusk

Im still trying to figure out her message. I love the writing style. Her main character isn’t in many ways at all what the story is about yet she plays a central role.

In this story, A writer, off to participate in a panel, meets along her way various characters. Just as in outline, the stories they relay are the novel.

Another by Rachel Cusk

Escaping her life, Stella finds herself companion to Martin, a young man confined to a wheelchair. From the British upper class, he shares his ancestral home with his parents. The people who pass through this tale seem to tell Stellas story. I cant describe the pleasure I had reading this.

What happens when a novelist travels from Britain to Greece to teach a week-long summer course on writing? Not a whole hell of a lot.   Fear not, there is a quite a lot packed in these pages. The narrator, Faye, is a very good listener and we are treated to all she takes in: from her neighbor, an older gentleman, on the plane; from fellow workers, friends, students in her class. All have interesting stories to tell.