Short Review – The Imperfectionists – By Tom Rachman
The Imperfectionists is a novel by journalist-turned-novelist, Tom Rachman, and is described by some as a ‘delightful read’. A tragicomedy reminiscent of Joshua Ferris’ recent hit Then We Came To The End, The Imperfectionists is also set in the workplace, at a fictional newspaper in Rome during the dying days of newsprint.
The book is masterfully structured like individual short stories from all the characters’ points of view, except that they are not short stories, though each could actually stand on its own. Rather, they are a coalesce to form an absorbing tale that would be fun to read by the pool this summer.
Short review by SL