Plotted with panache, it alludes playfully to genre bedfellows such as the talented mr ripley and notes on a scandal without being obvious. The other typist suzanne rindell, 20 amy einhorn booksputnam 368 pp. The other typist suzanne rindell, 20 amy einhorn books putnam 368 pp. British publication of the other typist has been timed to exploit.
In this very clever study of obsession and manipulation the reader is quickly led to the notion that the book has an unreliable narrator, an idea reinforced by a fairly early reference to the. The other typist is written in the first person, and the use of dialogue is sparse, giving the reader the sense of living in roses mind and seeing the world through roses eyes. The new york times bestselling author of the library of light and shadow crafts. That conflict just helps set the stage for what is actually a wellcrafted noir blending some of the tension of bound, the complex schemes of the spanish. The great gatsby or the old detective dramas of the 60s. Jun 26, 20 the other typist by suzanne rindell published by penguin publication date may 7, 20 genres. There is a reading guide with twelve thoughtprovoking questions. Rindells prose is rich with vivid turns of phrase and imagery that dazzles like the tassels on a flappers frock, but her real coup is. Odalie radiates glamour and danger, and before long, she is whisking rose to speakeasies all around the city see beyond the book. I think her real name is genevra, because thats what the doctor in the asylum says is the truth. This eerie and compelling debut is a riveting pageturner, narrated by a strangely hypnotic yet dubious young woman who works as a typist for the nypd in the 1920s.
Rose, the unreliable narrator, tells the tale of an even more unreliable woman, and suzanne rindell plays them both to perfection. Highly recommend this book as a good summer beach read. While she may disapprove of the details, she prides herself on typing up the goriest. I know i wanted to call a friend and talk about it immediately after finishing it because i was so confused. The other typist by suzanne rindell published by penguin publication date may 7, 20 genres. She recalls the events that led her to her confinement. This book had an interesting setting, a police station in the prohibition era. The other typist by suzanne rindell got some buzz in the book blogosphere early this summer, so as usual a few months late i gave it a try on audio in august. A haunting debut novel set against the background of new york city in the 1920s confessions are rose baker s job. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in. Rose baker is a plain, prudish young typist in a scuzzy police precinct on the lower east side.
Aug 06, 20 the other typist would make a great book club selection. But nothing in suzanne rindells novel can be taken at first glance. At first, rose watches odalie from afar, trying to determine if she is a threat to her position in the office. She is the author of the forthcoming historical mystery, the two mrs. A typist for the new york city police department, she sits in. Suzanne rindell is the author of the other typist and threemartini lunch. Rindells voice is like a cross between merricat in shirley jacksons overlooked.
The other typist is clever, addictive entertainment. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the other typist. Typing criminals confessions, rose admires the precincts conservative, mustachioed middleaged sergeant while she is critical of his superior, the lieutenant.
Set in prohibitionera new york city, the other typist is a deliciously dark adventure, related by a classic unreliable narrator. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A young lady is sucked in by a colleague and as we travel through their relationship we have no idea how it will end. I just finished this book and came here to find out what on earth happened. Suzanne rindell earned her phd in english literature from rice university in spring 2018. What other book might you compare the other typist to and why. Click download or read online button to get the case of the terrified typist book now. The case of the terrified typist download ebook pdf. Every day rose transcribes the confessions of the gangsters and murderers that pass through the precinct. The case of the terrified typist download ebook pdf, epub. A typist for the new york city police department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. The other typist by suzanne rindell 356pp, fig tree, telegraph offer price.
Praise for the other typist from the first page i was absorbed. In suzanne rindells debut the other typist, rose, a typist in a new york city police precinct, is drawn fully into new typist, odalies, highstakes world oh, how clever suzanne rindell was to make her protagonist a writer. The novel delights in portraying these secret spaces, such as the wig shop which functions as a blind, where you must select the correct wig and say the. Take a dollop of alfred hitchcock, a dollop of patricia highsmith, throw in some great gatsby flourishes, and the result is rindells debut, a pitchblack comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s manhattan. The other typist is an intriguing model of storytelling and a fascinating portrayal of the lies we tell ourselves and others. Set in new york city in the 1920s, the other typist by suzanne rindell is told from the viewpoint of rose baker, an unremarkable woman raised in an orphanage by nuns. Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of suzanne rindells the other typist. Oh, how clever suzanne rindell was to make her protagonist a writer. Whenever you close the covers, have a book friend handyyoull want to talk about the other typist.
This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Apr 01, 2014 if you liked gone girl, you might enjoy the other typistthe best book ive read so far this summer. The atlantic wire this eerie and compelling debut is a riveting pageturner, narrated by a strangely hypnotic yet dubious young woman who works as a typist for the nypd in the 1920s. Stephenie meyer announces new twilight book midnight sun. Yes, rindells prose can be ungainly and prolix, but i think thats deliberate. It is not until the story has totally grabbed the reader, who is now unable to put the book down, that one begins to wonder about the clarity of roses thoughts.
Rose lives a quiet life as a typist in one of manhattans police precincts, recording interviews and confessions for the record which will eventually be submitted to the courts as truth. But just who is the real odalie, and how far will rose go to find out. You can even find this book on the book depository. That is, until a new typist a glamorous young woman named odalie arrives on the job at the precinct. The other typist is told from the firstperson narration of rose baker, who is currently confined to a mental hospital. Rose baker is an orphaned young woman working for her bread as a typist in a police precinct on the lower east side. The story is narrated by rose baker, a typist in a dingy police precinct.
Plotted with panache, it alludes playfully to genre bedfellows such as the talented mr ripley and notes on a. Suzanne rindell a typist in a new york city police department precinct, rose is like a high priestess. In suzanne rindells debut the other typist, rose, a typist in a new york city police precinct, is drawn fully into new typist, odalies, highstakes world. If nothing else, your club could discuss the ending. You could make a onesitting read of the other typist. May 31, 20 the other typist is an intriguing model of storytelling and a fascinating portrayal of the lies we tell ourselves and others. Find books like the other typist from the worlds largest community of readers. Rose baker is a typist, working at a police precinct. She begins with her time in new york city in 1925 in the age of prohibition, when rose was a typist in a police precinct, typing up the confessions of murderers, sitting. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders.
Suzanne rindell talks to penguin books about her book the other typist. The other typist is a twisty yarn that drives the reader through the story in a frenzied quest to discover whats real and what isnt. Ripley and the great gatsby comes one of the most memorable unreliable narrators in years. Some of the themes you might want to discuss include. The other typist would make a great book club selection. I would mention others but it would mess up the ending. A haunting debut novel set against the background of new york c. Goodreads members who liked the other typist also liked. The other typist by suzanne rindell is a thrilling tale of the intoxicating and dark side of friendship. Where does the other typist rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far.
Suzanne rindell is the author of two novels, the other typist and threemartini lunch. Little hints are given, but the finale is very well done. Reading guide for the other typist by suzanne rindell. At first glance, the other typist seems to be a novel about the changing roles of women in the 1920s and the clash of traditional values with new views on sexuality. Rindell is a fine writer, and shes written a suspenseful and wellexecuted novel. She took on the name rose and got a job as a typist. Cussys patrons refer to her as bluet or book woman, and she delights in bringing them books as well as messages, medicine, and advice. Aug 06, 20 the other typist by suzanne rindell 356pp, fig tree, telegraph offer price. If you liked gone girl, you might enjoy the other typistthe best book ive read so far this summer.
The novel plays with the notion that the written word is superior to the spokenroses transcripts and her diary that the reader is reading, versus the narration she provides throughout the book. Rose baker is a typist at a new york city police precinct. I am there to transcribe what will eventually come to be known as the truth. I grew up in sacramento, lived for a number of years in san francisco, spent some time abroad in the uk, and went to graduate school in texas. The other typist by suzanne rindell three books down the line i am still trying to get my head around the ending of the other typist. A prim typist finds her dark side in rindells devilish, delicious debut.
Read by the actress gretchen mol, who plays gillian darmody in the hit us series boardwalk empire. Suzanne rindells 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. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The other typist is an easy read and perfect book to start the summer with. Rindell cites the great gatsby in her acknowledgements and there are many tributes to fitzgeralds novel in the other typist, including a party at a long island mansion that might as well be jay gatsbys.673 1188 131 1133 632 1325 508 408 420 873 245 696 1305 1059 505 419 1555 629 209 45 202 766 1214 540 116 1088 567 493 134 273