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Marvin

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Books you wouldn't recommend?
« 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?

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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #1 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
I still wouldn't recommend it. ;D
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #5 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?
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 03:24:09 AM »

The McCartney bio? Or something else?

Yes, Emmi, the Howard Sounes bio. It was very negative.
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 07:32:02 AM »

both are bad
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Re: Books you wouldn't recommend?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 04:10:12 PM »

both are bad
And what was YOUR reasoning on why Spitz's book was bad?
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