Author: Helen Phillips

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Does The Beautiful Bureaucrat Live Up To the Hype?

August 13, 2015 Uncategorized 20

Does The Beautiful Bureaucrat Live Up To the Hype?Title: The Beautiful Bureaucrat
Author: Helen Phillips
Source: NetGalley
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Summary: The world building was beautiful, but the plot would have held up better as a short story.

‘In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as “The Database.” After a long period of joblessness, she’s not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings. The office’s scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality. The drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread.’ (Source) Read more »

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