Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Imperfectionists (by Tom Rachman)

Recommended by Jenfu after I enjoyed Goon Squad and damn, books go fast on my Kindle app while I'm nursing. (I also re-read Persuasion in between Goon Squad and this). I need some recommendations for longer books, because otherwise I'm going to go broke! Or someone needs to explain how to borrow friends' books on my Kindle. That's a real thing, right?

Anyway, another novel from multiple perspectives, set at an English-language newspaper in Rome. Very similar in feel to Goon Squad, although less "literary" feeling. I really enjoyed it with one caveat, which is (spoiler) Something Bad Happens to an Animal. I can't really handle that at the best of times, not to mention when I'm hormonal. But otherwise, a really good (and sadly very fast) read!

3 Comments:

Blogger gift4gab said...

Try the library - ours lets us checkout and download books for free to serveral types of readers.

Once you have a card you can do it from home.

Good luck!
Gina

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

Have you read the Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown yet? I loved it so much-one of the best books I have read this year.

11:11 AM  
Blogger mo pie said...

Maureen, I will check it out! Just read the description and it sounds good!!

10:30 AM  

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