Waving, Not Drowning has been garnering some wonderful reviews — in print, on Amazon and from the general reader.
Classical Music magazine’s reviewer gave it 5 stars, and said: “Parikian’s very real skills as both writer and humourist render Waving, Not Drowning a highly entertaining read”, “the left-field approach is a smart way to transmit a few home truths and puncture the pomposity classical music is so often accused of”, and “a must-read”.
Meanwhile, playing fast and loose with superlatives, readers (not all of them related to the authors) have been effusive in their praise:
“I haven’t laughed so much in years”, “howling with delight”, “thoroughly recommended”, “wonderful fun”, “light-hearted but with warmth and depth”, “essential reading for all orchestral musicians and members of the public” — that kind of thing.
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