Friday, September 6, 2013

The last of the summer books

Bell Canto
by Ann Patchett
I have heard that people LOVED this book. Then a friend of mine said she never got into it and never finished it. I felt like I finally became interested in the characters about halfway through the book and then then ending was abrupt and anticlimactic (after being heavily foreshadowed). The last chapter was the most surprising, but the reader is left without much in-depth explanation of the feelings and thoughts of the characters after having spent most of the book in their heads.  The book does a great job of character development, but lacks much in the way of action.  I can't say I loved it or hated it, it's just another book to check off the list as read.