Bel Canto

Bel Canto

A Novel

Kit - 2005
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Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2005
Edition: Book club kit ed
ISBN: 9780060838720
0060838728
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB KIT
Characteristics: 10 books (318, 16 p. ; 21 cm.) + 1 binder + 1 tote bag

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xiaojunbpl12
Mar 16, 2017

A beautiful written story to make believe, but I only escaped to it for a few moments. I were like Messner (though I didn't want to rescue them as much as they'd done to themselves), come and go, visiting mankind awaken to frolic in Garden of Eden, a united nation strangled in a mansion to oblivion and progress to a utopia.
It was a fine poetic beginning, but when the main thoroughfare led nowhere, dragged from 24hr to a couple weeks and months, I was merely content with multitude of numbing transiencies.
Then I was stunned by the ending, the brilliant part of the book.

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charlie2009
Dec 16, 2010

Book Club - Nov. /06
interesting setting and characters and a great mystery

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