Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Imperfectionists


The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman is a book that I picked up at the library's used book sale, because I thought that it looked interesting, and I had seen it at Barnes and Noble a few days before. It follows the story of the employees at an English language newspaper based in Rome, how their private lives interact with their professional ones.

I think what I liked most about this book was how you could see all of the different characters from each section connect, and how you could see a character from the very beginning of the book reappear at the very end. I also enjoyed the fact that the story of how the paper got started was intertwined between each chapter, so you really got the whole picture of the newspaper. Overall, The Imperfectionists was an excellent look at the journalism world, and gives people insight into the lives of journalists, something that people don't get to see very often.

The way Rachman writes also gets you engrossed in the story, it really brings you into the lives of the characters he has created. While at times, the stories could get a little dull (more toward the middle of the book), overall, they were intriguing enough to keep me reading, and that's the strongest part of the novel, in my opinion. You want to know what's going to happen to the paper, so you keep reading.

I guess that's it for now. Until next time, happy reading! :)

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