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10 thoughts on “The Operator

  1. says:

    Lesson learned Eavesdropping and gossiping will only get you into trouble and karma is a b tch.


  2. says:

    Excuse me while I yell my exuberance at you, I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED MY TIME SPENT READING THIS NOVEL SET IN THE 1950s Whew Vivian Dalton, a mother with middle child syndrome, has a fondness for listening into conversations Thankfully, she finds the perfect worst job as a telephone operator Until the wrong right conversation spurs on shenanigans A drunken Santa, a bank robbery, and Orson Welles broadcast of The War of the Worlds its all here in this character driven novel, that you might must relish too


  3. says:

    The writing was cliched and sloppy, the characters dull and unlikeable, and there are recipes Is this a cozy It should be marketed as one If the whole thing had been about Flora Parks I might have been interested.


  4. says:

    The Operator by Gretchen Berg is a hilarious, snarky, quick paced literary treat This is a historical fiction novel set in the early 1950s in small town Wooster, Ohio and involves, amongst many supporting characters within the small town, Vivian and Betty Both women are not particularly likable characters, and it is totally ironic that while both are rivals and dislike each other, they are alike then they will ever realize Both Vivian and Betty are insecure, gossipers that look down on others for things they are at fault themselves The competition that ensues between the two ladies raises a notch after Vivian, while inappropriately eavesdropping mind you, overhears a monumental secret, and the subsequent digging into finding out , creates a cascading effect thereafter The golden rules of doing unto others, and what happens when karma takes the reins, comes to mind for the reader and applies perfectly in this case.I enjoyed the quick, witty, sarcastic, and hilarious dialogue that I felt was appropriately paced with an equally unique plot and ending makes this book an enjoyable and memorable read I also liked that the main female characters were unlikeable, and therefore to me, interesting and relatable I also liked the secondary plot that followed along as well It added another layer of interest and complexity to the novel I have always loved the 50s vibe, and add that to the fact that I can relate due to also living in a small town, made me love this book even I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and enthusiastically recommend 5 5 starsThank you NetGalley and HarperCollins William Morrow for this great ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion I am submitting my review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my and BN accounts upon publication.


  5. says:

    The Operator by Gretchen Berg is a hilarious, snarky, quick paced literary treat This is a historical fiction novel set in the early 1950s in small town Wooster, Ohio and involves, amongst many supporting characters within the small town, Vivian and Betty Both women are not particularly likable characters, and it is totally ironic that while both are rivals and dislike each other, they are alike then they will ever realize Both Vivian and Betty are insecure, gossipers that look down on others for things they are at fault themselves The competition that ensues between the two ladies raises a notch after Vivian, while inappropriately eavesdropping mind you, overhears a monumental secret, and the subsequent digging into finding out , creates a cascading effect thereafter The golden rules of doing unto others, and what happens when karma takes the reins, comes to mind for the reader and applies perfectly in this case.I enjoyed the quick, witty, sarcastic, and hilarious dialogue that I felt was appropriately paced with an equally unique plot and ending makes this book an enjoyable and memorable read I also liked that the main female characters were unlikeable, and therefore to me, interesting and relatable I also liked the secondary plot that followed along as well It added another layer of interest and complexity to the novel I have always loved the 50s vibe, and add that to the fact that I can relate due to also living in a small town, made me love this book even I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and enthusiastically recommend 5 5 starsThank you NetGalley and HarperCollins William Morrow for this great ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion I am submitting my review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my and BN accounts upon publication.


  6. says:

    The story takes place 1950 s small town America with one of the main characters lovely Vivian Dalton who works for Ohio Bell as an operator remember way back in the day when they had switch board operators who did the plug and play and even though it was against company protocol Vivian and her coworkers would listen in on various phone calls and get the scoop on the town gossip For the most part all is good in Vivian s life other than a little sibling rivalry but this changes when she listens in on a call of one Betty Miller who is the town queen the one who comes from a well to do family who feels that she sets the town standards that she thinks all should live by including who should be sitting in the first 5 rows of the church Vivian s world comes to a crashing halt when the phone call she listens in on is gossip that will forever change her world But there are others in town who better be careful as you know the old saying those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.There is something about this book that draws you in and holds your attention to see what happens next and how it effects all involved so give it a read I received an ARC from Edelweiss for an honest review.


  7. says:

    But it wasn t enough for a person to live on That was the reason Bell hired women in the first place They worked cheap If Vivian let herself think about it for too long, she d work herself up into a lather about how unfair it was, and how women ended up trapped in their marriages with mouths to feed, and how there was no chance of them ever getting out of that, and the next thing you know she d be waiving a sign or wearing a pair of trousers So she didn t think about it too long.


  8. says:

    I just could not maintain an interest in this one I was sure this would be the perfect light read that I needed after reading a few heavy topics recently My disinterest wasn t related to the author s writing style as I just couldn t immerse myself into the topic Thank you Harper Collins and Netgalley for extending me an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.


  9. says:

    Small towns and secrets in the 50s.


  10. says:

    Took a little bit to get going and then I couldn t stop reading Little too many coincidences, but very good overall.


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The Operator What If You Could Listen In On Any Phone Conversation In Town With Great Humor And Insight, The Operator By Gretchen Berg Delivers A Vivid Look Inside The Heads And Hearts Of A Group Of Housewives And Pokes At The Absurdities Of S America, A Simpler Time That Was Far From Simple Think The Marvelous Mrs Maisel In The Suburbs With Delicious Turns Of Jealousy, Infidelity, Bigotry, And Embezzlement Thrown In For Good Measure The Operator Is Irresistible Kathryn Stockett, Author Of The New York Times Bestselling Novel The HelpA Clever, Surprising, And Ultimately Moving Debut Novel, Set In A Small Midwestern Town In The Early S, About A Nosy Switchboard Operator Who Overhears Gossip Involving Her Own Family, And The Unraveling That Discovery Sets Into MotionIn A Small Town, Everyone Knows Everyone Else S BusinessNobody Knows The People Of Wooster, Ohio, Better Than Switchboard Operator Vivian Dalton, And She D Be The First To Tell You That She Calls It Intuition Her Teenage Daughter, Charlotte, Calls It EavesdroppingVivian And The Other Women Who Work At Bell On East Liberty Street Connect Lines And Lives They Aren T Supposed To Listen In On Conversations, But They Do, And They All Have Opinions On What They Hear Especially Vivian She Knows That Mrs Butler S Ungrateful Daughter, Maxine, Still Hasn T Thanked Her Mother For The Quilt She Made, And That Ginny Frazier Turned Down Yet Another Invitation To Go To The AW With Clyde WalshThen, One Cold December Night, Vivian Listens In On A Call Between That Snob Betty Miller And Someone Whose Voice She Can T Quite Place And Hears Something Shocking Betty Miller S Mystery Friend Has News That, If True, Will Shatter Vivian S Tidy Life In Wooster, Humiliating Her And Making Her The Laughingstock Of The TownVivian May Be Mortified, But She Isn T Going To Take This Lying Down She S Going To Get To The Bottom Of That Rumor Get Into It, Get Under It, Poke Around In The Corners Find Every Last Bit Vivian Wants The Truth, No Matter How Painful It May BeBut As Vivian Is About To Be Reminded, In A Small Town Like Wooster, One Secret Usually Leads To Another