Monday, October 22, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Imperfectionists

He already knew [his staff] in a way -- he understood this breed backward and had foreseen how his speech would be received.  Journalists were as touchy as cabaret performers and as stubborn as factory machinists.
-- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. I am tearing through this novel about an English-language newspaper based in Rome. I love it. What a terrific description of the funny subculture at the center of the story!

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 


  1. I do like the description. It sounds like an entertaining story. My teasers this week are from Crewel by Gennifer Albin and Edge of Oblivion by J. T. Geissinger. Happy reading!

  2. As a former journalist, I really must read this. We have a cousin in Rome who has been there so long her English is hilarious but she rarely gets to practice it.

  3. I really enjoyed this book too - there is a refreshing honesty about his writing style


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