Immature jokes based on an unfortunate book title

Richard Wagner’s four operas known as the “Ring Cycle” or simply “The Ring” are the subject of a book with the ill-conceived title “Penetrating Wagner’s Ring.” Inevitably, some smart-alecks have posted entendre-laden reviews of the book on, which our old friend Luscious Malone was kind of enough to bring to our attention. Some of the sophomoric highlights:

“Before reading this book, the thought of penetrating Wagner’s ‘Ring’ left me cold.”

“When I initially came across Wagner’s Ring it was like a revelation. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it — but I wanted to.”

“I found Wagner’s Ring accommodating, even if it had the texture of Bach’s last movement.”