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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2007, 12:18:25 PM »

Philip Norman was brought up on the Isle of Wight so he has to be sound! ;D

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2007, 03:24:44 PM »

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I dont like the language Philip Norman uses in Shout. I was trying to get Bob Spitz for ages (waiting for the price to go down)... im still waiting. But at the mo im reading Cellerful of Noise
Bob Spitz started out okay, but then lost momentum and delivered a pretty typical Beatles book-- meaning not very interesting or insightful if you've read lots of B books before. I like to check them out through the library if I can, to see if I like them.

How do you like Cellerful of Noise? That one I haven't seen yet.

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2007, 04:29:13 AM »

I got the newer edition so it had a forward by Martin Lewis (i think that was the man's name). That wasnt very exciting as it gave a general overview of Brian and what he did- which i knew already. So, dont bother with the forward. I read the first few pages of CoN and I liked it. Brian has really good english and he writes very lively.  

It took me ages to find the book. Glad I found it
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2007, 02:21:11 AM »

I've just finished reading The Beatles 365 days, John Lennon a story in photographs, and John Lennon All I want is the Truth. I might ask my dad to buy me A Spaniard in the Works or in His Own Write, has anyone read them? If you have, are they worth reading?  :-/
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2007, 03:39:46 AM »

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I've just finished reading The Beatles 365 days, John Lennon a story in photographs, and John Lennon All I want is the Truth. I might ask my dad to buy me A Spaniard in the Works or in His Own Write, has anyone read them? If you have, are they worth reading?  :-/

Seems to me, TtBF, that you are a Lennon fan. I have read In His Own Right and A Spaniard in the Works and I enjoyed it. It gives you quite an insight on his early life. So I say, read it.
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2007, 09:18:58 AM »

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[...] I might ask my dad to buy me A Spaniard in the Works or in His Own Write, has anyone read them? If you have, are they worth reading?  :-/


Few weeks ago some people wrote about it here:
http://dmbeatles.com/forums/b-lennon/m-1172618289/

TheMasterOfGoingFaster asked "Are they worth getting?" here:
http://dmbeatles.com/forums/b-books/m-1098037339/
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2007, 09:29:18 AM »

Syn Lennon "John"

Very interesting book about their releitionships and their live together, about young John and his character.
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2007, 08:29:54 PM »

Bob Spitz "The Beatles". Just started it .
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2007, 01:19:15 AM »

I'm reading the Hunter Davies authorized biography, The Beatles, the 1996 version. Paul said in some interview I saw on Youtube that it was the only one that was any good; most of the others get almost everything wrong. I figure, he ought to know! :)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2007, 07:27:21 AM »

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Syn Lennon "John"

Very interesting book about their releitionships and their live together, about young John and his character.

How far are you? I couldn't bring myself to read further ch 16.... I just couldn't.  :'( i'd say the best chapters in this book are ch 2-5 (I read them twice!)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2007, 02:34:32 PM »

I've just started reading 'Revolver- secret history of the beatles
by Geoffrey Giuliano & Avalon Giuliano.
I don't really like Geoffrey Giuliano's books but i'm giving this
one a go.
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2007, 02:43:43 PM »

my last beatle book was  Beatles in Hamburg Lexicon
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2007, 08:02:56 PM »

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How far are you? I couldn't bring myself to read further ch 16.... I just couldn't.  :'( i'd say the best chapters in this book are ch 2-5 (I read them twice!)

I`m reading chapter 3) I like second too)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2007, 11:04:49 AM »

Just finished reading Cellerful of Noise. Man, was Eppy a great businessman? I really enjoyed it (Eppy's language- using metaphors yet a the same time all proper). There were some new Beatles stories, which were quite funny. I would definately recommened this book.

Now I'm starting to read A Twist of Lennon. I want to comapre it to John
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2007, 03:45:09 PM »

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Now I'm starting to read A Twist of Lennon. I want to comapre it to John

I just finished John last night. It was much better than I'd expected; I'd read all these reviews about how she'd got certain facts wrong about this or that, like Sheridan's record My Bonnie "didn't sell many copies" when it did in Germany, just not the UK. That sort of nitpicky thing didn't get in the way at all. It was a highly personal account about Cynthia's experiences with John, the other Beatle wives (particularly Yoko), and a little bit about the other Beatles. I found it moving and was glad she came out with what she thought was a more honest account than her older A Twist of Lennon, which she said she'd tamed down to try to keep the peace. K_Eyes, I'd be interested in your report.

I still can't find  Cellarful of Noise over here (for a reasonable price). I'll keep looking!

Adamzero, how did you like Giuliano's Revolver? I'm afraid I'm too angry with Giuliano to pick up anything of his, and they don't stock him at the library... Hmm, wonder why?  ;)  I did read the sample pages on Amazon and didn't find anything new.

I'm starting to read Monty Python's Autobiography book. I'm starting by looking up all the Beatles references. So cool that Beatles were fans of Python. Michael Palin apparently kept a diary forever, and has some great reminisces. Cheers!
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2007, 09:00:29 PM »

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Adamzero, how did you like Giuliano's Revolver? I'm afraid I'm too angry with Giuliano to pick up anything of his, and they don't stock him at the library... Hmm, wonder why?  ;)  I did read the sample pages on Amazon and didn't find anything new.

I'm starting to read Monty Python's Autobiography book. I'm starting by looking up all the Beatles references. So cool that Beatles were fans of Python. Michael Palin apparently kept a diary forever, and has some great reminisces. Cheers!


I'm half way through Revolver & it's not bad. Nothing special on facts i didn't know
but it has interesting interviews with other people who worked with the fabs. i'm
not particully keen on Giuliano myself but just found it in the libery.

Yeah, i got Michael Palin's autobiography for christmas & i'm wading my way through it, very
very funny! George did say he believed that the spirit of the Beatles carried on into Monty Python.
I'm an obsessed Python freak myself along with the Beatles.  ;)
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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2007, 10:42:33 PM »

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I'm an obsessed Python freak myself along with the Beatles.  ;)
Soul brother! *high five*

Good on you, being able to get the Giuliano book from the library. Please share any earth-shattering revelations. Heh. Cheers!

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2007, 04:52:41 AM »

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Soul brother! *high five*

Good on you, being able to get the Giuliano book from the library. Please share any earth-shattering revelations. Heh. Cheers!


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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2007, 02:13:53 PM »

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Python Rules!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Which Beatle book are you reading right now?
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2007, 05:02:13 PM »

We should start a Python thread, just to trade quotes! :)
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