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Best Workplace Fiction

Description: Good (and great) stories about characters at work ... where ever that may be.

Members: 17 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
27,909 members, 1,457 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), DetailMuse (1), dara85 (2), kageeh (2), ahef1963 (5)

Score: 17.4

2
2,563 members, 89 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), thorold (1), lahochstetler (1), DorsVenabili (3), DetailMuse (11)

Score: 17.24

3
3,525 members, 99 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (1), aulsmith (1), ahef1963 (2), thorold (5)

Score: 14.04

4
4,351 members, 216 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), smcwl (1), kageeh (3)

Score: 11.04

5
4,884 members, 76 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: thorold (2), DorsVenabili (2), Dilara86 (3)

Score: 9.77

6
2,830 members, 206 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), KimarieBee (2), DetailMuse (10)

Score: 9.61

7
37,146 members, 498 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), ahef1963 (3), DetailMuse (6)

Score: 8.96

8
1,722 members, 18 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), ahef1963 (4), thorold (8)

Score: 8.57

Explanations:

thorold (8): University lecturer and foundry manager try to make sense of each other's work.

9
7,878 members, 153 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (2), kageeh (5), DetailMuse (9)

Score: 8.35

10
5,143 members, 59 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: JGKC (1), ManWithAnAgenda (7)

Score: 6.46

11
1,283 members, 118 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: kageeh (1), DetailMuse (8)

Score: 6.38

12
699 members, 31 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), DorsVenabili (4)

Score: 6.19

13
3,582 members, 220 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (2), ahef1963 (6)

Score: 5.92

14
8,783 members, 511 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (3), kageeh (4)

Score: 5.87

15
1,468 members, 40 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: thorold (3), Dilara86 (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

thorold (3): Painters and decorators in the early 20th century

16
2,752 members, 35 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (5), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 4.98

17
1,168 members, 53 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (4), thorold (12)

Score: 4.98

18
3,039 members, 81 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), ahef1963 (8)

Score: 4.93

19
14,824 members, 435 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 4.58

20
8,419 members, 179 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (9), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 4.46

21
8,859 members, 90 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: thorold (13), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 4.21

Explanations:

thorold (13): Most famous literary account of the artificial-limb industry

22
31,289 members, 431 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (1)

Score: 4

23
1,580 members, 151 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: andomck (1)

Score: 4

24
1,077 members, 27 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

25
31 members, 0 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: DorsVenabili (1)

Score: 4

26
10,540 members, 126 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 3.04

27
164 members, 9 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (3)

Score: 3.04

28
145 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

29
10,893 members, 200 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Score: 2.83

30
741 members, 24 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4)

Score: 2.83

31
472 members, 28 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (4)

Score: 2.83

32
169 members, 1 review
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

33
131 members, 0 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: thorold (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

thorold (4): 5000-page paperclip-by-paperclip account of working in a small office in Amsterdam

34
406 members, 9 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: DorsVenabili (5)

Score: 2.68

35
155 members, 16 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (5)

Score: 2.68

36
123 members, 6 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5)

Score: 2.68

37
1,173 members, 55 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6)

Score: 2.56

38
200 members, 4 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: kageeh (6)

Score: 2.56

39
5,058 members, 47 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Score: 2.46

40
215 members, 7 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: thorold (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

thorold (7): A man who really hates his job

41
124 members, 15 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: DetailMuse (7)

Score: 2.46

42
475 members, 13 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

thorold (9): Drudgery behind the counter in retail

43
1,932 members, 90 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

44
900 members, 22 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: thorold (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

thorold (10): The life of a bank clerk, ca.1900

45
14 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

thorold (11): classic Australian industrial fiction from the sixties

46
1,550 members, 52 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Score: 2.07

47
443 members, 10 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: thorold (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

thorold (14): The narrator works in the office of a confectionery firm in Hammersmith

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Started by: DetailMuse (February 2012)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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