April 8, 2008

Today a friend alerted me to the fact that there is for sale, on amazon.co.uk, a book called Penetrating Wagner’s Ring.

The reader comments are all like this:

With great trepidation but with an insatiable curiosity I endeavoured to plunge to the very depths of Wagner’s cavernous and archaic ring. Donning my hardest literary helmet I trusted myself aggressively through its hard exterior and endeavoured to wallow in its soft core. It was a stubborn, yet ultimately fulfilling transition, which reaped a teeth grinding crescendo, the like of which only Wagner could truly facilitate. A deeply personal work and at times I felt that I had violated him but the relief I felt after annihilating his ring left me deeply satisfied. On the surface it may seem unreceptive, arduous even unyielding but with positive literate lubrication, Wagner’s ring can be successfully penetrated.

There are sixty of them.

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9 Responses to Today a friend alerted me to the fact that there is for sale

  1. Frank says:

    I first fell over this wonderful title many years ago (couldn’t really believe my luck) and, as I was at the time working in a bookshop, ordered myself a copy. It’s a delight to have it sitting on my shelves.

  2. TED says:

    Some rings really can’t be penetrated, and some simply aren’t worth the effort.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Oh my God, the fact that sixty people left these comments

  4. Andy says:

    You will not be surprised to learn that I actually own this book.

  5. christian says:

    faustus, could u possibly be talking about anuses? huh? huh?

  6. Paul says:

    Whoa. Why am I suddenly sweatin after reading this?

  7. David says:

    I think I’ve read all I need to simply from this post.

    Does this make Wagner a bottom? It would explain your affinity for his work.

  8. xlibris says:

    As of today there are ZERO reader comments on the book at amazon.co.uk. I always knew those Brits at “amazon across the pond” were prigs with no sense of humor. Did your link cause a flurry of web traffic to that page and scare the pants off the watchdogs over there? Hmm…

  9. Convivia says:

    Andy, I, too, own a copy of this book.

    There are still three reviews on the US Amazon.com, but only one is funny.


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