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Bel CantoStood so close to God that God's own voice poured from her How far she must have gone inside herself to call up that voice It was as if the voice came from the center part of the earth and by the sheer effort and diligence of her will she had pulled it up through the dirt and rock and through the floorboards of the house up into her feet where it pulled through her reaching lifting warmed by her and then out of the white lily of her throat and straight to God in heaven. This is one of my top five favorite books Bel Canto made me a devoted Patchett fan although her other work hasn't uite stood up to the high expectations this one set for her Just to set the scene I read this book while on a three week trip through Europe Travelling by train I had plenty of time to read but missed a lot of the beautiful countryside especially of France and Switzerland because I simply couldn't tear myself away from this book it was that good My husband woke up on the train at one point the ending of the book to my sobs I was so overcome I couldn't even tell him what was the matter he was really worried for a minute therethen he thought I was crazy I should clarify that I'm not an especially emotional person I had just formed such a strong attachment to the characters in this book that the ending hit me almost as hard as losing a friend Plus it was just so beautifully done that the loss was almost bittersweet This book gave me so much to think about that I wanted to grab someone anyone who had read this book and talk it all out with them Well that was almost two years ago so my furor has died down I need to read it again to write a fair reviewFor the time being though first I loved the writing I admire any author who can tell a great story with the words ushering me along rather than tripping me up Another reviewer referred to the book as lyrical and I heartily agree It was just beautifully done Second such richly imagined characters were a delight to spend time with I thought each character was fully developed and interesting Even the minor characters about whom I received limited information still felt real And I got the sense that there was so much to know about them lurking just below the surface Finally the story was heartbreakingly beautiful As my waterworks attest it was very moving without feeling like my emotions were being made sport of In the ending it all just came together for me Bel Canto referring to the beautiful song that was the idyllic life of the hostages and captives But just like the opera singer's song had to end eventually their peaceful suspension from reality could not endure To me what made the story and the illusion so poignant was the knowledge they had all along that it WOULD end An audience can't fool itself into thinking a performance will last indefinitely but perhaps the awareness of the end in sight makes the beauty of the moment all the valuable That reference made this story even meaningful to me I just loved itI gave this book five stars but it wasn't absolutely perfect I actually strongly disliked the epilogue I found it disheartening somewhat contrived and generally unecessary The story would have been better off without it In spite of that this book is everything a great book should beUPDATE Reread in August 2009 I still loved it and enjoyed the writing but it wasn't the same experience it was the first time I wasn't as impressed as moved or as eager to share this book with others as I was the first time around It must have just been the way it hit me at that time in my life Even without it being the earth shatteringly awesome book I felt it was before I still highly recommend it

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Iss Red Cross negotiator Joachim Messner comes and goes wrangling over terms and demands Days stretch into weeks the weeks into months Joined by no common language except music the 58 international hostages and their captors forge unexpected bonds Time stands still priorities rearrange themselves Ultimately of course something has to giveHearing opera sung live for the first time a young priest reflects Never had he thought never once that such a woman existed one who. How did Patchett do this A seemingly horrifying event turned into a mystical one Where lines of good vs evil are blurred Where time is suspendedIt's a birthday party gala in South America The guest of honour a powerful Japanese figurehead almost didn't make it himself except for the soprano whose voice he adores As the final note is sung the lights go out and the guerrillas enter The party is hijacked for political reasons but what transpires during the next few months are the unusual relationships that are forged by the beauty of a voice which unites both terrorists and hostages Where for long moments during this siege captivity is interrupted and they are a group of people witnessing a main attraction living it day to dayPatchett is an artist She details a portrait in which I bear witness I searched arias and operas to get a sense of the beauty and passion this music can evoke I'm in awe and for that I'm rating it a 4⭐️ I am smitten now with you Patchett but I reserve the final star for the ending I wasn't as smitten with

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Bel Canto Free download ☆ 105 ã In an unnamed South American country a world renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan Alas in the opening seuence a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts Their uarry is the president who has unfortunately In an unnamed South American country a world renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan Alas in the opening seuence a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts Their uarry is the president who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera And thus from the beginning things go awryAmong the hostages are Russian Italian and French diplomatic types Sw. Holy crap This 1 Dayer deserves applause praise indeed as it will surely stay with you like some truly terrific best yet catchy song for days for weeks to comeWhat happens when terrorists take over a party held in honor of a Japanese businessman at the house of the Vice President of some unknown South American city A translator is thankfully employed a Diva is made to sing like a modern Scheherazade Renaissance flourishes as these individuals in the most insane of circumstances come together to realize the true WORTH of people and the VALUE of themselves This is what all those characters in Boccaccio did anyone reaching the very heights reached by Boccaccio must MUST be extolledThis Stockholm Syndrome is comical sad romantic It's written with a less amount of elegance than the cover promises but that is hardly ever a fault in this book ripe so ready to be inscribed into the canon