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Title: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Marvin on July 07, 2011, 06:53:50 AM
As stated in the books you would recommend? thread i would like to extend my collection of books on The Beatles. Which books do you think are not worth the paper they are written on so worth avoiding?

Cheers

Marv
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Bobber on July 07, 2011, 07:16:12 AM
We had a discussion about the Bob Spitz book in the past. See: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=3644.40 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=3644.40)
I still wouldn't recommend it. ;D
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Gary910 on July 07, 2011, 02:25:32 PM
The Lives Of John Lennon - By Albert Goldman

BTW, I didn't think the Bob Spitz book was too bad. Yes, there are a lot of factual errors in it, and it is by far from a complete history. It was entertaining. Just don't read it and believe everything.
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: In My Life on July 07, 2011, 04:37:55 PM
I didn't see this thread when I posted in your other one about books so I'll take this opportunity to say again how much I disliked Fab!  ;D
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Mairi on July 10, 2011, 08:37:28 PM
Yeah, The Lives of John Lennon is quite bad. I also found "The Love You Make" to be rather trashy and sensationalistic.
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on July 12, 2011, 12:41:32 PM
I didn't see this thread when I posted in your other one about books so I'll take this opportunity to say again how much I disliked Fab!  ;D

The McCartney bio? Or something else?
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: In My Life on July 13, 2011, 03:24:09 AM
The McCartney bio? Or something else?

Yes, Emmi, the Howard Sounes bio. It was very negative.
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Nada Surf on January 12, 2012, 01:05:10 AM
Larry Kane's Ticket to Ride is pretty bad.
I think Spitz's Beatles is quite good.
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Badgirl66 on January 12, 2012, 07:32:02 AM
both are bad
Title: Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
Post by: Nada Surf on January 13, 2012, 04:10:12 PM
both are bad
And what was YOUR reasoning on why Spitz's book was bad?