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The Other Typist
The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!Keira Knightly is to produce and star in the movie adaption of The Other Typist!A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s…“From the first page [I] was absorbed…Suzanne Rindell’s story of a 1920s police stenographer who becomes increasingly obsessed with a glamorous new typist reminds me at points of Notes on a Scandal and Patricia Highsmith, but has creepy charms all its own.”—The Paris ReviewConfessions are Rose Baker’s job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Can‘t remember if I already posted a review of this one. Cool story about a typist in New York in the 1920s for a police station.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pick - mostly

I liked the story, but it was a long climb for a short slide. I have a soft spot for an unreliable narrator, and it‘s a book with an ambiguous ending that makes you think. 👍

(Picture of Louise Brooks stolen from the internet)

JazzFeathers I'vd been debating whethet to get this. I'm not sure it's my kind of story 🤔 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers Hmm. Not sure what to tell you. It‘s an entertaining read, and the audiobook is well done, but it does drag some and gets repetitive in the middle. 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
LeahBergen I‘ve always loved her hair! 😄 8mo
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BookNAround I really liked this one and have her next one on my tbr. 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookNAround she has another?! Im on it!! 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookNAround Found Three-Martini lunch at a used book store while on vacation 👍 (edited) 7mo
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jennw1212
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Next up

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Lauren.Archer
The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
Mehso-so

This book did not sit well with me, left more unanswered questions than I prefer. Not sure I would compare this to Gone Girl, which what I am seeing on the cover.

Skeebies05 My mom and shared this book and had the same reaction. 12mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This book is for book club next week. I must start now.

literarilythrilling Can't wait to hear your thoughts! I've almost bought this a couple of times. 12mo
Erinreadsthebooks My book club loved this! Lots to discuss 12mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s so good!!! 12mo
Reviewsbylola I love Rindell. She just released a third book. 12mo
Rachbb3 This is a good one! 12mo
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LibrarianChels
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This is the best book I‘ve read this year. Surprised it wasn‘t on my radar when it came out in 2013. Told from the viewpoint of a grown orphan desperate to have a “bosom buddy,” the narrator‘s inability to tell the story from beginning without letting hints of the future slip in gives this tale a certain mystique. Every character is lovable even when s/he might not be likable. Perfect start to my St Pat‘s Day!

SilversReviews LOVED this book. The ending still has me puzzled, though. 1y
BookNAround This was so fantastic. I have but haven‘t read her second book. 1y
LibrarianChels Yes, @SilversReviews! But in a good “this gives me something to linger on” kind of way. 1y
SilversReviews @BookNAround I didn't like her second book. 1y
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LibrarianChels
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Finally getting around to this one 5 years late. Four pages in and loving the writing!

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PictureandBook
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Please please please talk about the ending with me. I am desperate to discuss

amie I've read the book twice and I'm still perplexed by the ending, but I loved the book! 1y
PictureandBook @amie thank you! I thought I was really dumb bc I couldn‘t figure it out. Might reread the ending tho 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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These are the two books that came to mind for #9to5. Rose and Katey are separated by a decade, but they both work secretarial jobs. Something about this setting a hundred years ago really works for me. Now, being a legal assistant in 2018, I realize there nothing interesting or sexy about the job. 🤣🤣🤣 #fiercefeb

batsy Great picks! I'm intrigued by novels featuring women as office workers in that era, too. Tagged book sounds good! 1y
emilyhaldi Ha! I would argue that your job is verrryyy interesting 😉 1y
Mdargusch I would too @emilyhaldi 😁 1y
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Reviewsbylola Hahahaha, true dat. Especially two weeks ago. 😬😬 @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch 1y
Reviewsbylola They were both fantastic! @batsy 1y
Cinfhen Not gonna ask, but sounds scandalous 1y
Reviewsbylola There was a shooting at our local courthouse two weeks ago. You may have even heard about it (I know Daily Mail posted an article but not sure how widespread the news was). Anyway, a 16 year old was killed after an altercation between him and a deputy. My boss was just 50 feet away from it. Very sad and very crazy!! @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen Oh, that's so sad. What a tragedy - and terrifying! Glad no one else was hurt. 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Both in my TBR!! Want to get to these soon, if I can! Sigh!! 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Gonna dive into this one tonight. 🤓

RebelReader This is a good one and then read Three Martini Lunch by her....Different from Typist but wonderful! I cannot wait for the next Rindell! 😊 2y
PictureandBook So what did you think about the ending? 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites @PictureandBook I haven‘t finished it yet! 🤭 1y
PictureandBook @SheReadsAndWrites when you do would love to hear your read 1y
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SilversReviews
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This has been fun finding words that match books.

Thanks @Libby1 for the list. LOVED IT.

#Yesvember17 #YESvember @Libby1

Today's Word: WORSHIPFUL

THE OTHER TYPIST by Suzanne Rindell showed a worshipful friendship that was also not a good friendship.

This book was terrific, but still has me confused. Have you read it?

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-other-typist-by-suzanne-rindell.ht...

Bklover I bought this book quite a while ago just based on the blurb on the book. Thought it looked really interesting. Naturally I have not read it yet. 😳 2y
Bette Also confused. 🤔 2y
amie I've read it twice and I'm still a little confused, but I like the book anyway. 2y
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SilversReviews @Bklover it was very good I hope you get to it. 2y
SilversReviews @Bette 😎glad I am not the only one. Loved it, though. 2y
SilversReviews @amie 😎on reading it twice. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled In my TBR too! 2y
EvieBee I‘m still confused myself! But glad I read it. 2y
SilversReviews @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled let us know what you think. 2y
SilversReviews @EvieBee oh me too...LOVED IT. 2y
Libby1 You‘re welcome, @SilversReviews ! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. Life got in the way of Litsy time for me this month so I missed a lot of it! I enjoyed your choices. ☺️ 2y
SilversReviews @Libby1 I LOVED it, @Libby1 - it was fun finding books to match. GREAT IDEA...THANK YOU. 2y
SandyW Haven't read it yet, but putting it on the TBR list. 2y
SilversReviews @SandyW 😍😍😍ENJOY!! 2y
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GinEyre22
The Other Typist: A Novel | Suzanne Rindell
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Getting some reading in while my husband is out fishing

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GinEyre22
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#anditsaugust Day 17: addiction
Litsy is definitely one of my current addictions lol

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Bklover Yesssssss!!!!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻❤️👍🏻🎉🎊📚 2y
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GinEyre22
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Catching up on #backtoreading : Day 10, reading buddies
If you can't tell, that's teenaged Gin Eyre reading with her bestie, Maggie

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LeslieO
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Finally starting this one. I've been threatening to read it for months in my TBR photos. I know some would never lay a book down like this, or fold back one side of the paperback but I like to be comfortable with my books! #currentrread #riotgrams

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I was traveling for work, so I just got to open my #summersantagoespostal today! Oh man! Thank you so so so much @BookFreakOut ! Everything looks so amazing. I haven't read any of the books yet, but they do seem right up my alley. Great job curating! And I am so in love with my new yarn Lizzie Bennet. Lizzie is one of my favorites and it means so much that you made me something.

BookishMarginalia Cool gifts! 2y
BookFreakOut Yay, so glad you liked everything, hope you enjoy the books! I'm glad Lizzie went to a P&P fan, I love giving away my creations. 😁 2y
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jpease89
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HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE 🌞 I have been waiting all day and rushed home to discover that I am LEGIT the most spoiled Litten! What an amazing package @TheKidUpstairs Thank you SO much!!! Complete with recipes related to the books and a super cool HP puzzle that I am taking to the cottage with me this weekend! Haven't read any of these books either 😍 @BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

TheKidUpstairs Yay! I'm so glad you like it all 😄 I hope you enjoy the books, Long Way to a Small Angry Planet was one of my faves so far this year. Happy Reading! 2y
brilliantglow The long way to a small angry planet is a great read! 2y
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EleanorJ
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book with it's unreliable narrator and watching how the righteous fall. The 1920s setting was well crafted and was a wonderful escape. With all its twist and turns it was entertaining and left you wondering what was the truth at the end of the novel #unreliablenarrator

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MelissaS
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#unreliablenarrators it took me a while to catch on to the fact that she was unreliable and it made for a great twist!

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EvieBee Definitely! 2y
RachelO @EvieBee84 I never did quite work out what was going on 😕. 2y
EvieBee @RachelO I still don't know what to make of the ending. Keira Knightly picked this up for production. Wonder if the movie will shed any light. 2y
RachelO @EvieBee84 Interesting! I don't know if it'd have stuck with me, if the end hadn't been so frustratingly❓though. 2y
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LeslieO
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Didn't get to this on in April so now it's #maysmostanticipated #maybookflowers

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EvieBee
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Mehso-so

This book! I really, really enjoyed the armchair travel and distraction it provided, but I was really confused about the ending. It didn't make any sense at all. I can see how this would make a great book club read for this very reason. I like my endings for the most part, neat and tidy. No loose ends. So I'm giving this 3.5 stars for the glitz, glamor and opulence. 🍸🍸🍸

PictureandBook Alright. So what is your take on the ending? 1y
EvieBee @PictureandBook So, was she in fact the same person?! Disassociative Personality Disorder? Or was she just set up by a criminal mastermind? (edited) 1y
PictureandBook @EvieBee I know I know! I thought both of those things. I heard they are making it a movie. Hoping that‘s true. Just to see how they handle it. 1y
EvieBee @PictureandBook It reminded me of Inception! I‘m still divided about that movie. 1y
PictureandBook @EvieBee yes! Me too. Like inception set during the great gatsby 1y
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EvieBee
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Started this little number last night. So far so good! Loving the 1920s setting. #currentlyreading

KarenUK Read this with my book club... we had a great discussion! 😊👍 2y
EvieBee @KarenUK I'm so glad to hear that! 2y
LiteraryinLititz Great mug! 2y
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EvieBee @LiteraryinLititz Thank you!😊 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This has all the elements I love! Stacking! 2y
EvieBee @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yay! It's been on my TBR list for a long time. Hope to finish it soon. 2y
Susanita I love your mug. 2y
EvieBee @Susanita Thank you, Suzanne! ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I wasn't expecting much of this book but I loved it!! 2y
EvieBee @Reviewsbylola Her writing is really...surprisingly...good! 2y
JazzFeathers I've been debiti gli whether to pick up this. I read a lot of 1920s stories, but l'm not sure about this 2y
EvieBee @JazzFeathers As much as I disliked the ending, I really enjoyed her detail about the time period! 2y
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mcipher
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Kitty kneading action shot! I have to have this finished for book club Wednesday - luckily it's good so far because I only started reading this afternoon so I have to spend all my free time on it. #catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ Sweet! 2y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️😻 2y
MelissaS I really enjoyed the twist in this book! I hope you do, too! 2y
mcipher @MelissaS Oooh!! Now I'm excited, I love a twist! 2y
mcipher @CherylDeFranceschi @DebinHawaii She was out in the porch and we almost forgot, so she was very happy when I remembered to let her in!! 😝 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#marchintoreading #setinthe1920s
Trying to go beyond Fitzgerald for this prompt. I've read Geisha and Gatsby, but the other two are TBR!

KarenUK My book club read the Other Typist.... Enjoyed by all 😊 2y
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MelissaS
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I didn't quite know what to expect with this choice. What I found was a great story with some fun twists! I listened to the audio and am putting it on my TBR to read again in paper. #LitsyAtoZ

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MelissaS
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Long drive = time to hear another good book 😀 #LitsyAtoZ

Reviewsbylola This one surprised me. I really loved it! 2y
MelissaS @Reviewsbylola I thought Rose was such an innocent for the first bit, then I caught on! Loving it! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#fortheloveoffonts
I'm behind on my #readjanuary posts.
Here are a few of my books with fun fonts.

Alfoster Oohh, I loved The Other Typist! 2y
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Dramatictara
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Deciding if the lady is one person or multiple personalities...you decide.

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Cheekydame
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It's weird to think I want to be Odalie.

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A little slow at first, but I loved hearing about the speakeasys and the fashion, along with the build up to Odalie's real past. There's always 2 sides to a story though, and this one makes you wonder how close to the truth it really is.

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JulieSlater
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Wow that was a head scratcher! I would love to hear other readers' takes on that ending - talk about an unreliable narrator. The audiobook narrator was excellent as well.

Jaimelire Yes, still thinking about it! Good read. 3y
PictureandBook I thought Gretchen mol was great as the moderator. But dying to ask—what did you think the ending was about? 1y
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Kristi
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Wasn't crazy about the pace of the story, slow with too much foreshadowing of main character's own downfall. There is a lot of build up to certain scenes and plot lines that go nowhere. Give it a go it you prefer your unreliable narrator to obviously be so from page one.

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MamaGina
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The reviews for this one reference Patricia Highsmith, Notes on a Scandal, Hitchcock, The Great Gatsby ... I'M IN!

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adverse
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Was on my TBR list for a long time! Bought a 5 dollar copy in the bargain bin at Chapters. Glad I didn't pay full price. It was an okay book. Love the 1920s setting, the atmosphere, and most of the story...It really lost me near the end.

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Mimi
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Not as good as her newest but still solid. I kept seeing this as a movie with sexy 1920s clothing and dark speakeasies. She does immerse you in the time period.

Alena I didn't know she had a new one. I liked the noir feeling of this novel. 3y
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Mimi
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As recommended by Miss Liberty and since I really enjoyed her second book "THREE MARTINI LUNCH"

susanw It is a good one, enjoy! I have Three Martini Lunch sitting patiently while I work my way through a pile of library books. 3y
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