March 16, 2012

Are All Journalists This Boring?

For awhile there I was kicking some serious booty on my book list but then I chose this one.

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.

This book took me 2 1/2 weeks to read. No not because it's long, its only 306 pages long. But its 306 pages long of boring beyond boring text. When we rounded up book ideas last year for book club one of the members brought this one as a suggestion. Since it was a book based on journalists I was totally on board but it did not get chosen. So instead I added it to my 2012 list! Big mistake.

This book is about a bunch of different journalists (one person per chapter, meaning each person gets one chapter and that's it) all working for one paper. And I don't see the any point to this novel. It's filled with a bunch of depressing stories about a bunch of random people.

Overall grade is an F. I can't even say I liked this book for anything! Oh and be forewarned there is one chapter where there is a dog murder, yup someone murders a dog and it's not detailed in the book but they tell you how the dog was killed. Totally hated this book and don't even know why I finished it! Can you say a waste of 2 1/2 weeks?

Hopefully the next one is better, I just started Little Chapel on the River - our March Book Club Book!


Staci said...

Thanks for the warning!


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