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User Review  - keneumey - LibraryThing

Having spent some time at English-language news outlets in Europe, I'd say The Imperfectionists gets it right. The cast of characters are a pretty pathetic bunch of expatriates, but they're also ... Read full review

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User Review  - DawsonOakes - LibraryThing

smart, funny, dark - there is a lot to like in this novel, and i enjoyed it a lot. i enjoyed the different eras and perspectives of this fictional newspaper and its cast of characters. there were two ... Read full review

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User Review  - debbie.menzel - LibraryThing

I didn't love is book as much as the critics seemed to. It was rather depressing and didn't really seem to have any sort of useful point. The writing was good, however, and the author did an ok job of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Seven.Stories.Press - LibraryThing

A must for anyone who's been on the front lines of the implosion of the newspaper business over the past 20-40 years. I began my journalism career in my mid-90s, when things had already begun to ... Read full review

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User Review  - emilyingreen - LibraryThing

The story of an English newspaper in Rome told through the lives of its staff. A trifle predictable but overall an interesting account of isolated editors each struggling in their own way. Read full review

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User Review  - jldarden - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. The separate chapters devoted to individual characters at an english language paper in Rome were well done. All tied together with some characters showing up tangentially ... Read full review

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User Review  - missjomarch - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! A very entertaining, easy read from Tom Rachman. This his debut novel about the newspaper business set in Rome gives us glimpses into the lIves of the reporters and ... Read full review

Review: The Imperfectionists

User Review  - Jen Estrella - Goodreads

I thought this book was great! And I hardly even knew what I was reading when I started this, I was falling victim yet again to the pretty-cover-syndrome! The feminine, lively, looping font that's all ... Read full review

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User Review  - meganelizabeth - LibraryThing

Started and did not finish. Disjointed, more short stories/character studies than a coherent novel. Not my cup of tea. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonfaith - Goodreads

A touch uneven, thankfully the weaker pieces are back-loaded. Thoughts gather and scatter from Fleet Street. Nods abound to Waugh and Michael Frayn. It is a worthy screed. Notice is given for the present peril. I've bought this for several people I care about. Read full review


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