Bel Canto by Ann Patchett: a re-post and update

Bel Canto (P.S.)Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett (2001-05-22)Have you ever been asked to name your favorite fiction title? Have you ever tried to answer this question just for yourself? When I am in this situation, I always think about Bel Canto. I delayed reading this novel for ages. Who needs to read a novel about a hostage situation I would ask myself. Life is tough enough. Wow! Was I wrong. This is an amazing book. Never have I cared about characters so much and been so sad to know that there could not be a happy ending for them all. The set up is a hostage takeover at an opera performance for a private party and the aftermath of this event. All of the characters are nuanced and I cared for each and every one of them. If you have not read this, do so, do so, do so!

As you can see, the book has been made into a movie starring Julianne Moore.  It comes out on September 14th.  See below for an article on opera and music in movies and for more on Bel Canto.

3 thoughts on “Bel Canto by Ann Patchett: a re-post and update

  1. I haven’t heard of it…it sounds amazing! You’ll have to put it on my TBR. Though, Julianne Moore is a bit hit or miss for me. Some of her movies are amazing, but some are pretty bad. But still, this looks interesting. Thank you for sharing this book!

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