Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy
Robert K. Oermann
Center Street, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
ehind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy
by Robert K. Oermann is unfortunately not as exciting at the subtitle suggests.
ach chapter focuses on one or more Grand Ole Opry stars and how they came to be. Oermann's writing relies on facts and quotes, with no real storytelling to finesse what could be fascinating accounts. Because of this, each chapter is rather dry, and those that focus on more than one star can be confusing, as the only transition used is an internal chapter break.
ehind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain
has a lot of potential. Some of these Opry stars have had very colorful lives (and deaths), and this could be a much more engaging read if it were not presented in such a dry factual manner.
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