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Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
Bel Canto
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780060006112 (0060006110)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Bel Canto
This novel is as lyrical, engaging, and wonderfully charactered as you've heard. The epilogue is also as terrible as you've heard. (You have my permission to skip it.) I have nothing to add, other than I would've loved to have seen more internal strife within the group and within the characters th...
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Bel Canto
DNF @ p.50. I just could not get invested in the story or the characters. Then I came to a point where Alex, the opera singer, performs just after the entire party has been taken hostages. I'm sorry, but I can't suspend my disbelief enough to buy that people who have just been taken hostage by a...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
3.5 Bel Canto
I was in high school when the Japanese embassy hostage crisis, the inspiration for Bel Canto, unfolded in Lima, Peru. It lasted from December 17, 1996 to April 22, 1997. I remember how it was resolved, so I knew going in that this wasn’t likely to end well for anyone. I told myself not to get attach...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
3.0 Book Review: Bel Canto
Book: Bel Canto Author: Ann Patchett Genre: Fiction/Based on Real Events Summary: Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in the honor of the powerful businessman, Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, h...
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it
3.0 Bel Canto
Reading this book is like going on a date with someone who is perfectly appropriate, but not enticing. It has all the elements of a good book: The writing is beautiful, sometimes to the point where it is called magical realism (I'm not so sure about that). The keen observations on human nature are t...
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