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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

This book is about an English language international newspaper based in Rome. Each chapter is about a different person, mostly people who work for the paper in some capacity. There is small overlap in ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

This is a lovely, heartbreaking book about the life of an international newspaper based in Rome. I love the way it’s written: Each chapter is about a different character, someone related to the paper ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

I saw this here somewhere and there was a link to the NYT book review. It was so glowing, I purchsed it right away on eBay. It was a decent book. It wasn't all that. But I suppose that the NYT is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - olduvai - LibraryThing

I had two ambitions growing up, one was to be an archaeologist (I probably watched too much Indiana Jones – the Temple of Doom was one of the first movies I remember watching in a cinema), and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - delphica - LibraryThing

Did I really not already write this up? I have distinct memories of doing so relatively soon after I finished this. ANYWAY, this was a treat to read. Interconnected chapters that could stand alone as ... Read full review

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User Review  - rondoctor - LibraryThing

Surprisingly good read ... but not what I expected. The structure of the book is different, following each character individually and gradually linking them together. The plot line is rather depressing. This is not an uplifting read. Still, it is worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - echasc - LibraryThing

This is a book about disappointment. The Imperfectionists is a series of short vignettes--each featuring a different character--ingeniously tied together with short interludes about their common ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

Each chapter concerns a person (an editor, a copywriter, a reader etc) connected with an English language newspaper based in Rome. Some characters overlap a little, but each chapter is more or less ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

Have you ever been enjoying a book so much that you feel like racing through it just so you can find out what happened to the characters at the end? Conversely, have you ever wanted to linger for an ... Read full review

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User Review  - KRoan - LibraryThing

Marvelous and horribly depressing. Perfectly captures a spectrum of human foibles and uncomfortable situations, while spinning out an iconic version of the death of newsprint. Read full review


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