||rockfenris2005 06:45 am MST 03/25/11|
|In reply to:||re: "Confidence" - steven_stuart 05:44 pm MST 03/23/11|
> > > > Awesome! I decided to read the Melville book; I'm about
> > > > halfway through. (It's available on Project Gutenberg for
> > > > free.)
> > >
> > > I should read that book. I hear its fantastic.
> > I seem to remember hearing that it was a failure when it
> > was originally published. I don't know if that's true now,
> > whether it has become another classic, but I know that the
> > audience didn't really take to it at first.
> Sadly, that can happen. Even though it has taken off now,
> it is sad for the author. I notice that not only is there
> the Jim/Ray musical but there is also a "Confidence Man"
> opera from 1982 and a concept album from a rock band (I
> forgot their name).
And there was also a reading for another "Confidence Man" musical quite recently too, or was it a small production that got bad reviews? I can't quite remember now. And I'm not sure I want to remember either.
I don't think the concept album from the rock band would have anything to do with the novel?
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