The Imperfectionists – It’s What We’re Reading

October 2010

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

The Imperfectionists. A first novel by a very young London-born journalist, Tom Rachman, the Imperfectionists is, in a word, perfect.  Set in Rome, each chapter gets inside the head of a character associated with an international English language newspaper trying to stay afloat in the internet age.  We glimpse the personal lives of editor, publisher, grammarian and style cop, obit writer, an aging freelancer, puzzle editor and Cairo stringer. They are funny, gut-wrenching, and end with a bang. I can’t get this book out of my head.

This book is held in the Library’s Popular Fiction collection.