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Beautiful Ruins

A colorful but subtly moralistic story set in Hollywood and the Amalfi Coast, By Jess Walter

I have this thing that I do — in theory — where, before I travel somewhere new, I like to buy a book that’s set in that place and read it while I’m there. You know, just to set the scene and to get to visit the places in the book, etc. Sounds lovely, right? […]

The Imperfectionists

A Uninspired Glimpse into the Lives of A Group of Newspaper Professionals that is Well-Edited but Not Well-Written, And Also, Go Fuck Yourself, Tom Rachman, By Tom Rachman

If you didn’t already, take a look at the subtitle. I did not like this book and was, in fact, offended by it. Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists takes us into the inner workings and private lives of a cadre of professionals at an English-language newspaper based in Rome. The novel is told in a series […]