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The Beatles in 100 Objects
1 January 2014
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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I expected to receive multiple copies of Lewisohn's book for Christmas, but instead received this one.

It could not be more different.

Dr. Beatle has a full review on his web site (http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com…..?q=objects), but suffice it to say that despite the (inevitable?) errors, it's clever.

There are two potential Beatle audiences: those who already know a great deal and those who don't know much but would like some more info. The former will want to read Lewisohn's book.

How do you get information to the second group without simply becoming another history book (this happened, then that happened, then…)?

The author has chosen to select some rarely seen objects as stepping stones for little Beatle vignettes. The book is visually pleasing and has plenty of little nuggets for the Beatle fan.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
1 January 2014
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Interesting concept!

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
2 January 2014
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Saw it in the bookstore a while ago and looked it through for a bit. The typos, which dr Beatle also mentioned in his review, really bothered me and there are also a couple of very unnecessary mistakes in it. While it looked nice on the outside, and the layout on the inside was also nice, the objects were of little interest to me. I had known most of them already, or I just thought they weren't really interesting, like concerttickets and such. I thought it was cool to look through, but not worth buying it. I guess it's cool if you don't know that much about them yet though, and if you can forgive typos and mistakes.

2 January 2014
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As you've seen in my review, it's a decent book, quite enjoyable, but the choice of some objects was a bit odd and as you've all pointed out, the typos and mistakes were brutal!

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8 January 2014
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I got it for January 6, the Last Day of Christmas. The tradition in my family is that we get books on January 6th. So, it's pretty good so far, not the most in depth book, but it's easy to read. Although I have noticed some definite errors, as others have pointed out. Overall, it's pretty good.

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8 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I got it for January 6, the Last Day of Christmas. The tradition in my family is that we get books on January 6th. So, it's pretty good so far, not the most in depth book, but it's easy to read. Although I have noticed some definite errors, as others have pointed out. Overall, it's pretty good.

Thanks to all who posted about the typo's and comments etc and DrBeatle for his review as i could have bought it for £5 in Glasgow but have so many others books i actually want to read buying something that would just sit on a shelf alongside all the others just seemed silly. 

 

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