Flying Dutch Author:Tom Holt It's amazing the problems a little drinking can cause. One small swig from an oddly shaped bottle and you go from being an ordinary Dutch sea captain to an unhappy immortal, drifting around the world, unable to stay in any port for long, owing to side effects we won't go into right now. You become a creature of myth and legend. Worst of all, ... more »Richard Wagner writes an opera about you.
Its something Cornelius Vanderdecker, the Flying Dutchman, has been living with for quite a whie, when he hears himself discussed in a pub during one of his rare landfalls. To add insult ot injury, the man talking about him gets almost everything wrong. Little does Vanderdecker suspect that this chance encounter with an apparent dolt might just lead to the end of his cursed existence, one way or another. Together with his equally immortal crew, an utterly fallible BBC film team, a scientist who invented everything, and Jone Doland, a banker, the Dutchman falls into a series of events that even Wagner might find overly coincidental and choatic.
Tom Holt has written his funniest, most original book yet, a wild and unforgettable comic masterpiece.« less