Patchett does an amazing job of drawing us into this drama of the Stockholm syndrome. From the terror of the first attack through the developing personal relationships between the tribes. Despite the centering of the Red Cross negotiator and the priest, I found myself being fooled into a sense of timelessness just like the characters.
The themes of timelessness, music and lives lost to business very very compelling.
Long, but fantastic read. I learned so much about American history that they never taught in school. It is also amazing how little has changed on the political landscape in over 200 years.
I really enjoyed the way the author used correspondance to bring the individuals and their circumstances to light.
Great book for listening. The narration and characterization were terrific as was the book within a book theme. Very thought provoking on issues of aging, women and power.
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