finished reading...

This is my February book group selection and I can't wait to discuss it. When I finished this, I scratched my head with a "Whaaa?" I just am not sure what happened. Let me explain: It's the mid-1920s and Rose Baker is a typist for a New York City police precinct. Rose presents herself as a throw-back to the Victorian Era--a prudish, virtuous woman. There are a few hints at a dark side, though. But her whole world is turned upside down when "the other typist" begins working at the precinct.

I liked the writing and the atmosphere of this book. Rose's confessional narration was a good plot device. When I thought I had it figured out there would be a plot twist, keeping me on my toes.

What I didn't like--well, the ending. The last few pages. Really left me wondering why the reveal was so abrupt.

It's going to be an interesting discussion. I can't wait to hear how everyone else interprets the ending.


Anonymous said...

This is one of the things I really miss about being in a book club! Some of the best discussions are when you read a book and just go "Huh???" at the end--and then you get to find out everybody else's take.
Enjoy! (I hope there are also snacks provided when your group meets!)

Kwizgiver said...

Oh yes, there are snacks! Just no wine because we meet at school.