2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not my cup of tea, it may be yours.,
This review is from: The Castrato and His Wife (Hardcover)
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I like opera but knew little about the Castrato. This book offered an opportunity to improve my knowledge. After fifty pages I was not enlightened. Something was missing I did not feel engaged by the story, maybe because the narrative seemed too academic. This may suit someone of a more analytical turn of mind but I felt distanced by it. I ground to a halt. A friend who is much more knowledgeable has read this book from cover to cover, he really liked it. Hence the score.