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Mairi

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Beatles references in fiction books
« on: November 05, 2005, 03:21:56 AM »

We have a thread for TV, we need one for books!

In a book that I just finished, Son of the Mob 2 by Gordan Korman the main character goes to film school in L.A. and lives near Ringo. He and his friends go on Ringo lookouts and at the end of the book, they are celebrating a certain thing and start singing Octopus' Garden.

(the whole Ringo thing is actuallt just a tiny detail in the book, BTW, it's not even part of the plot)
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Re: Beatles references in fiction books
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005, 04:51:06 PM »

I guess there are tons of references, so we've got homework now.  :)
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Re: Beatles references in fiction books
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2005, 06:01:02 AM »

I was reading Pet Sematary by Steven King, there was a brief Lennon reference. "Say the chorus of "Instant Karma" instead," something to that effect. I don't have the book on me, so I don't know. ._.

In The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (again, don't have the book -- don't know if I even have the title), his mother is pregnant and is screaming "A Hard Day's Night" while having the baby.

A book called Carved in Rock -- short stories by rock musicians -- has one called "Liverpool Fantasy," and it's kind of an alternate sceneario of the recording of Please Please Me.

There are SO many Beatles references in The Beatles Anthology... ones like you would'nt BELIEVE, man. XD;;;
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Re: Beatles references in fiction books
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2005, 01:06:28 PM »

Quote from: strawb3rryfi3ldsfor3ver
There are SO many Beatles references in The Beatles Anthology... ones like you would'nt BELIEVE, man. XD;;;

Yep, I've read that one. Lots of references and a good fiction book: the whole story .. you wouldn't believe! :D
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Re: Beatles references in fiction books
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 07:40:06 PM »

i read a diary about a drug addicted girl called, Go Ask Alice, no one knows if it was fiction or not, but she mentioned how her friend left to work for money to pay rent, and heard "she's leaving home", and how she started crying.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 11:02:23 PM »

I read one that showed a girls Myspace/Facebook type page ( not a real site though) and it said her favorite group was 'Lenin McCarthy' then later the Beatles song 'Yes It Is' was metioned.

I also just read a book where A guy's favorite band was Blondie (the book was titled Debbie Harry Sings In French) and in the beginning his baby sitter was looking through his mom's vinyls and they were almost all Beatles or Wings. Then later he bought a pair of Beatle Boots.  ;D

I just love reading, don't you? lol. My favorite thing next to music!
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Re: Beatles references in fiction books
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 02:13:17 AM »

I just love reading, don't you? lol. My favorite thing next to music!

I always have my nose in a book, I could live at the library!  ;D I never could understand how anyone could not love reading  :P
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 02:30:10 AM »

I always have my nose in a book, I could live at the library!  ;D I never could understand how anyone could not love reading  :P

I know! I always hear people say they hate reading and I think they are nuts! I actually have to go get some books from the library tomorrow that I ordered :P I'm getting 'In His Own Write.' lol.

My top 3 favorite activites:
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 02:59:56 AM »

I know! I always hear people say they hate reading and I think they are nuts! I actually have to go get some books from the library tomorrow that I ordered :P I'm getting 'In His Own Write.' lol.

My top 3 favorite activites:
Reading
Writing
Music (in general)

Those are my top three too! although it goes Reading, Music, and Writing for me

I've been wanting to read In His Own Write for a while but my library doesn't have it and I don't want to buy it, I'll most likely end up buying it anyway. I love John's sense of humor.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009, 12:51:13 PM »

Those are my top three too! although it goes Reading, Music, and Writing for me

I've been wanting to read In His Own Write for a while but my library doesn't have it and I don't want to buy it, I'll most likely end up buying it anyway. I love John's sense of humor.  ;D

Yeah, mine are in no specific order. I do too! I swear if he wasn't a musician he could easily get by as a comedian.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2009, 04:38:21 PM »

Yeah, mine are in no specific order. I do too! I swear if he wasn't a musician he could easily get by as a comedian.

I think they all could!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 09:52:38 PM »

not sure if this counts, but in a book called 'George Burogen' (forgot the last name)
there's a husband named George, and a wife named Hazel, and their kid's name is Harrison. ::)
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 06:49:47 AM »

^ I read that in Engish class a couple weeks ago :-) I practically shouted "like George Harrison!!!!!"
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 01:48:30 PM »

OMGGP! really GHL wow thats something I would do ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha                         In the outsiders ponyboy says "They all got of out of the cars with their semi-beatle haircuts" and in this other book called Sons of Destiny darren and Mr. Tiny have a funny conversation about the beatles                              Mr. Tiny: I know everything about you Darren Shan              Darren: Oh yeah then who's my favorite Beatle!
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 05:18:35 PM »

I LOVE THE OUTSIDERS!!!!  :D :D Thats like my favorite book of all time! I even read it to my little brother :D
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2009, 07:22:25 PM »

^ I love the outsiders too! We did it as our play this year at school, it was great :)
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 04:43:09 AM »

^ I read that in Engish class a couple weeks ago :-) I practically shouted "like George Harrison!!!!!"
me too, i was scanning the pages for references too ha2ha
oh, and today we read 'the gift of magi', and when i turned the page after the story ended, the lyrics of 'when i'm sixty four' were there as some sort of connection to the story ;D
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 04:51:12 AM »

I LOVE THE OUTSIDERS!!!!  :D :D Thats like my favorite book of all time! I even read it to my little brother :D

That's a great book. I once did an essay in grade eight where I compared the effects that the Beatles and the Outsiders had on teenagers in the sixties.
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 12:37:51 PM »

*joins the club of "The ousiders"-lovers*  ;D
It's hard to belive Susan E Hinton was just 17 when she wrote it ! I think I have to rewatch the movie this evening  8)
And there's another Beatles reference in it: Socs like Beatles and think Elvis is outdated and the Greasers think it the other way around - thats about the only difference according to Ponyboy.

I once did an essay in grade eight where I compared the effects that the Beatles and the Outsiders had on teenagers in the sixties.
That sounds pretty interesting, Mairi !
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 01:05:31 PM »

That's a great book. I once did an essay in grade eight where I compared the effects that the Beatles and the Outsiders had on teenagers in the sixties.

Thats cool! My teacher had me read it in 5th grade when everyone else was reading a different book, I don't remember what it was though. But it's been my favorite ever since  :)
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