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Is the Anthology book any good?
16 July 2010
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*off topic* I always wanted to be a librarian. *sobs*

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16 July 2010
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(Sort of instant respect)

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

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27 November 2010
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This has to be the best Beatles book, it's not necessarily the most informative or whatever, but to hear the stories first hand just makes me feel like I was there, at least more than Norman's book or any other biography. I have it at work and read it on my breaks, today I read about how George lost his virginity! Where else can you get that kind of information? The best part is the bit about LSD, the pages get all freaky and George has a really long, interesting quote.

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27 November 2010
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GniknuS said:

This has to be the best Beatles book, it's not necessarily the most informative or whatever, but to hear the stories first hand just makes me feel like I was there, at least more than Norman's book or any other biography. I have it at work and read it on my breaks, today I read about how George lost his virginity! Where else can you get that kind of information? The best part is the bit about LSD, the pages get all freaky and George has a really long, interesting quote.


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Holy Cow. I want to read that book NOW!! two-virgins

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28 November 2010
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mithveaen said:


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Holy Cow. I want to read that book NOW!! two-virgins


You just made me do a Zig and spit milk everywhere...
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28 November 2010
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That post just made me realize that we on the Beatles Bible have our own subculture. 

We should make a list of the Fab Forum-isms. 

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28 November 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 

That post just made me realize that we on the Beatles Bible have our own subculture. 

We should make a list of the Fab Forum-isms. 


We should! But what do we call it? The Zigtionary?
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28 November 2010
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Paulrus said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 

That post just made me realize that we on the Beatles Bible have our own subculture. 

We should make a list of the Fab Forum-isms. 


We should! But what do we call it? The Zigtionary?
 

Hmm.... That title shows promise.... :D

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29 November 2010
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this book is also good.

29 November 2010
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I don't really see the Anthology book as a book you'd "read."  It seems to me more like a book you'd "glance through."  I mean, I've never read MY copy all the way through.

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29 November 2010
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I read mine from cover-to-cover over one weekend.

I highly recommend it.

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29 November 2010
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Necko said:

I don't really see the Anthology book as a book you'd "read."  It seems to me more like a book you'd "glance through."  I mean, I've never read MY copy all the way through.


No, but it's a book that you can just keep coming back to. Open up any page and it's filled with incredibly interesting material, plus the pictures are great. I wish there was a way to combine the greatness of Anthology with the knowledge of a Mark Lewisohn book, I'm sure Joe could do it.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15
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30 November 2010
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It is certainly awkward to read, but to get to read their story in their words is great! But it is huge. It really needs little foldout legs.

And that must have been a quiet weekend, Zig. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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3 December 2010
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skye said:

It is certainly awkward to read, but to get to read their story in their words is great! But it is huge. It really needs little foldout legs.

And that must have been a quiet weekend, Zig. a-hard-days-night-george-9


I read your post and thought, "she's right - how the Hell did I pull that off?"

Then I remembered - it was actually over a 4-day weekend. I got the book on the Wednesday before this past Easter. I started reading it on Saturday and finished it on the following Tuesday. Our company gives us the Monday after as a holiday and I took Tuesday off to extend the weekend.

Thanks for keeping me in check, my friend.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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Fine. How much of the Book has info only in the Book?

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Fine. How much of the Book has info only in the Book?


A lot of the information I've read in this book has been new, but it's not like big pieces of information, it's the little bits that make this book great. It was funny because yesterday when I was reading it on my break, one of my co-workers was reading some serious intellectual book and she talked to me about it for a few seconds, but all I could really say to her was "Well....I just read about how bad of a driver the Beatles manager was." It's those little things that you pretty much have to be a major Beatles nerd to enjoy reading about. Supposedly, Brian would stop at the green lights, then go at the red lights. George described this scene where he was driving with Brian, and then Brian took off at the red light, but a cop saw him and starting chasing after them on foot. The cop would catch up to them at the green lights because Brian would just be sitting there stopped, but then, once the light turned red, Brian would zoom off again. According to George, Brian was completely oblivious to the cop or that he was doing anything wrong because he was just so preoccupied in his own world. It's stuff like that, and imagining George describe it, that makes this book by far the best I've read.
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22 February 2011
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I just got the Book. I'll give you a review when I'm done.

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So I'm wanting to get a Beatles book that is pretty substantial, I'm going on a big trip and would like to having a Beatles book to read. I really want to try Anthology out but for anyone who has read it, is it really too bulky to take on a trip (plane/airport/car, lots of moving around)?

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It would be a pain, thats for sure

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