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Beatle-related novels to recommend?
29 April 2013
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I just borrowed Larry Kirwan's Liverpool Fantasy from the library based on a recommendation. Anyone else been reading any Beatle-related novels and have recommendations? To me, it's professional fanfic, and I'll read it if the author's good.

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29 April 2013
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Do you mean other than biographies? I don't really know of any, but I do like Stephen King, and I have read a few of his books which mentions The Beatles. The Tibetan Book of The Dead is a good book which kind of makes you think about things. It's also a good book to quote, or take inspiration from, which I have done in a few English papers. 

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29 April 2013
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Yeah, specifically novel - fiction (if you click on the link, it's an interesting what-if scenario).

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2 May 2013
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Hmmm.... there's a historical novel out there combining the Beatles and the Race to the Moon. Can't quite remember the name.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
2 May 2013
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^^ :-)

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

16 May 2013
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There was this short story / mini-novel called Snodgrass by Ian McLeod. It is an alternative history of Lennon leaving the band on June 63 at Abbey Rd after Martin gave them "How Do You Do It" to record instead of one of their numbers. Lennon quits the band right there and the Beatles beame succesful nonetheless. Lennon now lives off welfare and has become the no-good Aunt Mimi always told him he would. The story has been adapted for TV, I believe.

It's full of little details for connoisseurs.

Enjoy.

16 May 2013
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I heard about a book just yesterday called 'Eleanor Rigby', obviously inspired by the song. Here it is: http://www.amazon.com/Eleanor-.....anor+rigby

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16 May 2013
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I have recently been reading a wonderful novel by Ronald P. Grelsamer called Into the Sky with Diamonds: The Beatles and the Race to the Moon in the Psychedelic '60s. He comes up with a wonderful construct to tell two of the most fascinating stories of the '60s. As a straight read that dealt with my favourite group and a subject I didn't know much about, played out against a fictional relationship, I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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16 May 2013
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^^ I wondered about buying that but I wasn't too certain of what the plot was actually about. Might add it to my ''summer reads'' list though if you recommend it.

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