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Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Beginnings: The Other Typist

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

"They said the typewriter would unsex us."

This is an odd first line because that's really not what the book is about. Yes, Ruth and Odalie are both typists and that's how they meet, but this first line implies something like a feminist tome or something that would be very much about sex (which yes, is int he book, but it's not central.)

5 comments:

Fiza Halliwell said...

Huh, unsex them? Is there such a thing :3


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Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm definitely curious about this book. I spent a lot of years typing (and keying words into computers) so I imagine I could relate to the characters. Love the "typed" cover too.
Here's the link to my Friday post: INTERIOR DESIGNS.

gautami tripathy said...

What a great beginning!! Worth checking out!

Here is my POST.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

I like your argument about the beginning. The beginning is not a line catcher for my taste. :/

Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend!

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Katherine P said...

That's an interesting first line. I'm curious to see how the line fits in when the book isn't particularly feminist. Plus the cover's great!