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The Other Typist: A Novel - Suzanne Rindell
The Other Typist: A Novel
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"Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby flourishes, and the result is Rindell’s debut, a pitch-black comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan.... A deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner,... show more
"Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby flourishes, and the result is Rindell’s debut, a pitch-black comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan.... A deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner, both comic and provocative." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Great Gatsby comes one of the most memorable unreliable narrators in years. Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee. This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies. Yet prudish Rose is stuck in the fading light of yesteryear, searching for the nurturing companionship that eluded her childhood. When glamorous Odalie, a new girl, joins the typing pool, despite her best intentions Rose falls under Odalie’s spell. As the two women navigate between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night and their work at the station by day, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781101621080
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
4.0 The Other Typist
Bravo por la ambientación. Memorias a lo Gran Gatsby. The roaring twenties, el alcohol prohibido...Epocas de flapper girls (Hola, Margaret Mitchell! Siempre tan hermosa, ¿no?...speakeasies......bootleggers.......y la crisis económica fatal acechando, obvio. Historia y decadencia narradas por una s...
Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it
4.0 The Other Typist
Author Suzanne Rindell crafts an enticing, easy to devour story of deception and sin in her debut novel The Other Typist. This is the kind of book you can (and I certainly did) finish in a single weekend, a pleasurable story full of suspense and scandal. Set in the 1920’s, Rindell’s prose rings with...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
4.0 The Other Typist
If The Great Gatsby and speakeasies speak to you here is a book for you. As a debut novel by Suzanne Rindell I hope there will be more to read by her in the future. It's New York City in the 1920's, we first we learn about Rose who is plain and mousy. Dull clothes and a lackluster personality her...
That's What She Read
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2.5 The Other Typist
I recognized something was happening the very second she walked in the door for her interview. On that particular day, she entered very calmly and quietly, but I knew: It was like the eye of a hurricane. She was the dark epicenter of something we didn't quite understand yet, the place where hot and ...
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