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A loving, hilarious sequel to Wagner's Ring,
This review is from: Expecting Someone Taller (Paperback)
To begin with, I'm a Yank who has to come to the UK to buy this book, so keep that in mind, if I seem extravagant. Holt knows his Wagner cold, and this book is an absolute delight for any Wagner lover or fan of the "Ring des Niebelungen". While it is side-splittingly funny, its characters are very true to their Wagnerian antecedents.
The basic concept is: What would happen if someone nice got control of the ring? The embellishments on Wagner would leave him envious. I have given more copies of this than I can remember to all my opera-going friends and to singers of these roles; it's that extraordinary.