|Plot Summary of Bel Canto|
|"This interesting novel delves into the human side of people under stress. A birthday party is arranged for a Japanese business man in a South American country. A famous opera singer and the country's president are invited. The president doesn't come. The singer does. South American terrorists invade the party and hold the quests hostage in exchange for the president. The red Cross sends a mediator to negotiate a peaceful settlement. From this point on, the novel departs from the standard spy thriller storyline and penetrates into the personalities and inner ambitions of everybody involved. Unexpected friendships develop, giving the reader an insight into the complexity of human reasoning. The novel has a surprise ending. The main story is intriguing and presents much food for though.
Maurice A. Williams, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Bel Canto|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- politician/elected ruler
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
The Americas (not US):
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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