Monday, April 26, 2010

2010 book 107

Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists
This book is billed as a novel, but it's really a series of short stories involving the people involved with an English-language newspaper in Rome. The stories start off strong, then halfway through become unbearably annoying, then depressing, then extremely upsetting. I've noted here before that my biggest pet peeves is when authors write lovable animals just to have something horrible happen to them, and this was one of those books. F.

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