Reviewed: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Many times, simple yet not-so-perfect situations take most of our time and energy in wanting to put things right. This exactly is the premise of Tom Rachman’s – The Imperfectionists. Set in Rome, Italy, The Imperfectionists is about the inter-connected lives of the staff of an English newspaper which is on the brink of a…

UnRead Quote: Adultery

“You don’t choose your life; it chooses you. There’s no point asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on. We cant choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we are given.”       – Paulo Coelho, Adultery

UnRead Quote: The Sense of an Ending

“But time … how time first grounds us and then confounds us. We thought we were being mature when we were only being safe. We imagined we were being responsible but were only being cowardly. What we called realism turned out to be a way of avoiding things rather than facing them. Time … give…

UnRead Quote: Adultery

“After a certain age, we put on a mask of confidence and certainty. In time, that mask gets stuck to our face and we can’t remove it. As children, we learn that if we cry we’ll receive affection, that if we show we’re sad, we’ll be consoled. If we can’t get what we want with…

UnRead Quote: The Sense of an Ending

“It strikes me that this may be one of the differences between youth and age: when we are young, we invent different futures for ourselves; when we are old, we invent different pasts for others.”       – Julian Barnes