Friday Reads: The Imperfectionists

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Friday Reads: The Imperfectionists

Did you ever have one of those books in the "to read" pile for a so long, then read it and wonder what took you so long? The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman is one of those books. It's set in Rome, and follows the lives of colleagues at a second-tier English language newspaper. Each chapter focuses on one character, and as the story unfolds, we see how they're connected to each other, need each other, want to kill each other and work together at a paper that's fighting to stay afloat. I'm a few pages from the end, and I've really enjoyed hanging out with the characters. They're captivating and likable, despite their misanthropic tendencies and detachment.

19 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lindsey

So funny, I bought that at the Philly airport for my trip to California but it’s C that ended up reading it!When he’s finished, it’s next on my list!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by marni

i finished reading this book a few months ago. i love how each chapter is a story in itself yet they are all intertwined. great book for the beach!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

I love when stories unfold like that!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by abby

YEAH! i don’t like it when that happens! I’m glad that you found a good book to read though. That’s always fun!

have a wonderful weekend!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anna Saikin

I read this book in three days—it is amazing and so much more than the book copy describes. It’s one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Helen Tilston

I love book like that. I always feel rich which I have a stash of unread material.

Helenxx

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lara

I read it last year, and really enjoyed it, but I didn’t like how the author ended it—it was quite a let down from an otherwise quite engaging book.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Tonya

I read it last year. The last chapter broke my heart. That is all.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Keri

p.s. I ordered Paris in Color today. Very excited for it to come in!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Keri

Sounds enjoyably complex. I’ll add it to my list. Happy Weekend!

Keri

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