Review:

Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

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 group of automatic-rifle-slinging terrorists would give a damn about a musical performance, never mind appreciate the finder points of opera.

 

Erm. Next.

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