Flying Dutch Author:Tom Holt It's amazing the problems a little drinking can cause. One little swig from the wrong 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 just now. You become a creature of myth and legend. Worst of all, Richard Wa... more »gner writes an opera about you.
It's something Cornelius Vanderdecker, the Flying Dutchman, has been living with for quite a while, when he hears himself discussed in a pub during one of his rare landfalls. To add insult to 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, the scientist who invented everything, and Jane Doland, an accountant, the Dutchman falls into a series of events that even Wagner might find overly coincidental and chaotic.« less