Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Imperfectionists

The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman

This novel, set in Rome, tells about a struggling international newspaper. Each chapter focuses on a different employee of the paper: the accountant, publisher, copy editor, obituary writer and more. The author does a good job of getting into the heads of his characters, and he captures the quirkiness and eccentricities of the individuals. Each story has its own flavor and rhythm, some are dry and humorous - others poignant and disturbing.

The Imperfectionists is very enjoyable to read. It's short, sharp, and leaves you wanting more. Highly recommended!

- Kathy

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