April 11th, 2011
10:37 AM ET

Book of the week: an English newspaper in Rome

No foreign policy terms in this "book of the week."

I read a novel over spring break and I wanted to share it with you. It's really great.

"The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman.

It's a debut novel by a young novelist - a series of interlinked short stories about a group of journalists at an English newspaper in Rome. Brilliantly told. A smart page turner.

But a warning: if you are an aspiring journalist, this book might change your mind.

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  1. Onesmallvoice

    I wonder,are there any German newspapers in Rome? German is such a beautiful laguage,not that Italian is not also a pretty one. I'm tired of all these Anglophiles tauting the English language which is not pretty and highly vulgar. I think that's why all the ignorant,right-wing,foul-speaking,anti-intellectual Tea Partiers in America like it so much.

    April 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      I agree with you Onesmallvoice,except that Russian is my language of choice although I know that it's very difficult and very seldom taught in Western schools.

      April 12, 2011 at 10:00 am | Reply

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