Book Review of Bel Canto

Bel Canto
Bel Canto
Author: Ann Patchett
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Absolutely stunning how the author allows you to see the young kidnappers as human beings with wishes and dreams and desires and she shows how the circumstances of our births can shape us without us knowing or even wanting it to. I disagree that the ending was a let down. We don't live in such a world where kidnapping and terrorism is commonplace and where the ending would be an all too logical conclusion, so I think it took people by surprise. Not your typical "happily everafter". Highly recommended reading! I can't wait to read her State of Wonder.