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stories at work

Description: workspace fiction, novels with a theme around jobs (mostly these are office/administrative jobs; it feels like cheating to use jobs like "astronaut" or "international spy")

Members: 6 participating members (show all)

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1
1,180 members, 31 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), Dilara86 (1), nessreader (1)

Score: 12

Explanations:

nessreader (1): edwardian painters + decorators; a hymn to why we need trade unions

2
2,975 members, 85 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), thorold (2)

Score: 7.36

Explanations:

thorold (2): Office life in an advertising agency

3
1,521 members, 14 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), thorold (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

thorold (3): academics and industrialists in 1980s Birmingham

4
839 members, 23 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3), nessreader (11)

Score: 5.24

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): building fences

5
1,135 members, 19 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (5), nessreader (10)

Score: 4.92

Explanations:

bluepiano (5): writing for a living

6
185 members, 6 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: thorold (4), nessreader (14)

Score: 4.9

Explanations:

nessreader (14): public transport

7
2,008 members, 58 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: thorold (6), nessreader (15)

Score: 4.59

Explanations:

thorold (6): The complexities of office-life in a big Japanese company, as seen by a European

8
335 members, 10 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: thorold (7), nessreader (16)

Score: 4.46

Explanations:

thorold (7): Working in retail, ca. 1900

9
771 members, 21 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: thorold (8), nessreader (17)

Score: 4.35

Explanations:

thorold (8): fictionalised version of Wodehouse's brief time as a trainee banker, ca. 1900

10
399 members, 2 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: thorold (12), nessreader (18)

Score: 4.09

Explanations:

thorold (12): Do you know what your secretary is typing? Could it be about you?

11
38 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

bluepiano (1): bad days at the office

12
18 members, 6 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: ptittle (1)

Score: 4

13
490 members, 16 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: nessreader (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

nessreader (2): pr office politics, written in emails

14
129 members, 14 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): bartending

15
114 members, 4 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

16
2,691 members, 90 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: nessreader (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

nessreader (3): corporate dystopia

17
79 members, 2 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: nessreader (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

nessreader (4): 1st half about being a temp in successive offices + never being part of team; 2nd half is chicklit romcom/ensemble revenge plot theme

18
74 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): hotel work

19
1,876 members, 65 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thorold (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

thorold (5): The assistant who won't go home...

20
283 members, 12 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: nessreader (5)

Score: 2.68

21
3,921 members, 204 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: nessreader (6)

Score: 2.56

22
30 members, 0 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

bluepiano (6): journalism

23
1,620 members, 34 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: nessreader (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

nessreader (7): public relations + advertising

24
10 members, 1 review
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

bluepiano (7): driving an ambulance

25
1,587 members, 41 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: nessreader (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

nessreader (8): admin/office

26
82 members, 3 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

bluepiano (8): academic mathematics

27
5,851 members, 163 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: thorold (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

thorold (9): Not quite cheating: this classic spy novel centres around dusty filing systems and departmental meetings with tea and biscuits: the spy as civil servant… (more)

28
523 members, 14 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (9)

Score: 2.31

29
355 members, 6 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: nessreader (9)

Score: 2.31

30
355 members, 4 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

bluepiano (10): teaching

31
77 members, 5 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: thorold (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

thorold (10): Workers in a railway lost-property office threatened with closure

32
146 members, 7 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: thorold (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

thorold (11): Retail in Austria in the 1940s

33
73 members, 2 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

bluepiano (11): investment banking

34
1,272 members, 90 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: nessreader (12)

Score: 2.15

Explanations:

nessreader (12): shopping centre

35
1,179 members, 19 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: thorold (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

thorold (13): Train drivers

36
111 members, 12 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: nessreader (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

nessreader (13): bookselling

37
5,894 members, 98 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: thorold (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

thorold (14): Behind the scenes in a big restaurant (also deals with homelessness, but that doesn't really count for this list)

38
2,297 members, 25 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: thorold (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

thorold (15): The luxury hotel business

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Started by: nessreader (March 2014)

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