Archive for March, 2011

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

March 2, 2011

The Imperfectionists features a series of interconnected narratives about people involved with an ever flailing English language newspaper based in Rome. At the beginning, the stories are light reading that poke gentle fun at the silly lives we all lead. As the book progresses, the darker side of life slowly becomes more manifest a sorrow and disappointment emerge as major themes. The book had me vacillating between laughing and crying until the very end. All in all, a very enjoyable commentary on the trials and tribulations of the modern world.