The Fifth Beatle

The Fifth Beatle

The Brian Epstein Story

eBook - 2016
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This expanded edition includes a sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artists Kyle Baker and Andrew Robinson--expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition! The Fifth Beatle recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein-the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It's also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives! This new edition includes a revised sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Andrew Robinson-expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition! "If anyone was 'The Fifth Beatle' it was Brian." -Paul McCartney #1 New York Times bestseller Eisner and Harvey Award winner Lambda Literary Award finalist (Best LGBT Graphic Novel) American Library Association Great Book for Teens "Heartbreaking, exhilarating and unexpected . . . A complete triumph." -The Hollywood Reporter "Abounds with emotional moments . . . Filled with vibrant images." -The New York Times "10/10 . . . Brilliant in every aspect." -IGN's Best Graphic Novel, 2013
Publisher: [United States] :, Dark Horse Comics,, 2016
ISBN: 9781630086534
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: c
text file, rda
Alternative Title: Brian Epstein story


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Mar 11, 2017

A must-read if you're a Beatles fan. Even if you feel like you know everything there is to know about the group, this book will surprise you. This is obviously the work of a writer with true reverence for and deep knowledge of the band. Easter-egg references to classic songs add to the fun. Thanks in no small part to the evocative art, this book brings to life the energy of the era.

Jan 21, 2017

I loved this book- it really got to me. Brian helps create the most popular rock band in history, witnessing Beatlemania and all the fun. Meanwhile he's a lonely gay man in a time when he could still be sent to prison for being a homosexual. I grew up with the Beatles, I was in Grade four when I watched them on Ed Sullivan. I loved them so much. George was my favourite. As a gay man this book and the fabulous illustrations really resonated for me.

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