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.


soundoff (2 Responses)
  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

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.