Our book club chose Bel Canto by Ann Patchett as our next book. I picked it up on my way home from the group last week at the library and devoured it this weekend.
I honestly was unsure of the subject matter – the premise is built around terrorists raiding the birthday party of a Japanese business man at which a famous opera singer is performing. But her writing caught my interest and the relationships that are forged and the character development was really quite good. And there is an unexpected twist at the end…which I shan’t reveal!
I will admit that I am a horrible, terrible reader – I always flip to the back early on to see if I can figure out what is going to happen. This time, my flipping did me no good. I couldn’t figure it out and when I finally read the whole thing, I was so surprised at how it turned out.
Now I am on to The Great Husband Hunt by Laurie Graham. I picked it up because it looked humorous but really I am just plodding through it more than anything at this point. Some of it is interesting and some of it is meant to be shocking…but overall I am feeling ho hum about it.
Update: I finished that one too. Not thrilled but it was a little better toward the end. I think the characters could have been developed a great deal better. They were somewhat two dimensional.