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At Reception

2.88  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Published August 28th 2017
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Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Paperback review. I was swept a way by the originality of At reception. This book is without question unlike anything that I have ever read before. Galahad Porter certainly has the gift that added all the scenes nicely played out to fall in love with lonely Sally. I was dedicated to read all about Sally, that mainly was because Sally was a character that I had never experienced reading about before. It did make me feel quite sorry for Sally who is very much a professional behind the hotel recept ...more
Amy Buckle / Amy's Bookshelf
At Reception is a novel centred around a hotel and the people in it, mainly the receptionist called Sally. Sally is a quirky, quiet woman who lives alone, except for her teddy bears, and talks to her flowers at work to pass the time. The novel shows the everyday life of those at the hotel and poses questions about loneliness, routine, and human interaction.

I liked Sally as a character; I liked her quirkiness and I liked seeing the hotel through her eyes as she had a refreshing perspective. My ma
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Sally is a strange person formed by her past, where the story hints at abuse and neglect. She's been working the reception desk at a large hotel for 15 years and has a few unusual quirks.
Specific hair ribbons to match specific elements of her outfit.
Speaking to the flowers on her desk and the lobby mirror at work and her stuffed toys at home because they are her only friends.
The book covers three working days in Sally's life and her interactions and conversations, both out loud and internally, w
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading At Reception's description, I was definitely curious how the book would go. I was intrigued by the idea of the different characters Sally would meet throughout her shifts at the hotel. After finishing the book in one day, I have some mixed feelings. While Sally could be relatable at times, sometimes she came off as a little too petty. Overall I liked her though, as I think we all have our moments. I appreciated the authors descriptions of the guests when they came back to the front ...more
I have to admit, I really didn't like the main character. I just couldn't get past the constant talking to her flowers and the mirror. I mean, I understand that she is doing a very repetitive job and that's all she can do pass time but it just annoyed about halfway through. Another thing I wish this book did was to give the main character a bit more growth and development throughout the book. I personally didn't see that much of a change in her as I was reading it. I'm sorry I couldn't write a m ...more
Lady Donato
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
The first few pages of this book was ok. I had a hard time reading through the
narrators thoughts and the way she talks to inanimate objects like the "flowers"
and "mirror". I get it, her job as a receptionist is a bit repetitive and sometimes stressful.
But geez, Im sorry but I just couldn't stand her constant whining and conversations with flowers and
mirror. I hate giving such a bad review but its just not for me.
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