If you find yourself with a decent period of time to spend with your nose into a book, and are fearful of wasting the time with something that doesn’t live up to your expectations, then go no further than this gem. Hand on heart, cannot think of anyone who has read this on recommendation and not been anything other than ecstatically complimentary about Ann Patchett’s gripping tale.
Terrorism? Opera singers? Surely not, one would wonder – but take it from me, it’s a surefire coup.
The jury’s out on the ending, but even so that detracts nothing from what is really a fantastic read.
Anyone care to play devil’s advocate?
Read in 2006…
Rating 10/10 – A FAVOURITE READ
Winner of PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2002, Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction in 2002