The Fifth Beatle

The Fifth Beatle

The Brian Epstein Story

Book - 2016
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Tells the story of Brian Epstein, the discoverer and manager of the Beatles, in graphic novel format that also includes memorabilia, sketches, and alternate covers, highlighting his struggle against a society that reviled his homosexuality, Judaism, and Liverpool upbringing.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR :, M Press, a division of Dark Horse Comics, Inc.,, 2016
Edition: First softcover edition
Copyright Date: c2013
ISBN: 9781616558352
Characteristics: 135 pages, 40 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm


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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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