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Beatle-related novels to recommend?
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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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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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Hmmm.... there's a historical novel out there combining the Beatles and the Race to the Moon. Can't quite remember the name.

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2 May 2013
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^^ :-)

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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.

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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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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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Glimpses by Lewis Shiner. The novel begins with a guy who somehow acquires the ability to "channel" a pure, un-Spectorized version of "The Long And Winding Road" through his stereo. He is able to reproduce the event with a recorder running and then sets out to do the same with The Celebration of the Lizard, The First Rays of the New Rising Sun, and, ultimately, Smile.

Only part of the novel is Beatles-related but if you're at all also interested in the Doors, Hendrix and/or Brian Wilson, this is worth a read.

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The Beatles Gear, Andy Babiuk

Revolution In The Head, Ian Macdonald

The Beatles As Musicians, Walter Everett

The Beatles Encyclopedia, Kenneth Womack

The Complete Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn

Here, There, And Everywhere, Geoff Emmerick

and anything by Bruce Spizer if you can find it

Some websites

http://www.beatlesebooks.com

and of course

The Beatles Bible

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Er, um, those aren't novels/fiction.

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Ohhh, fictional novels. Goddammit, I thought you meant books about The Beatles, ain't I a stupid one.

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