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The Fifth Beatle : : the Brian Epstein Story

Tiwary, Vivek J., Graphic Novel - 2013 Adult Graphic Novel / Tiwary, Vivek J. 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 out of 5

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Call Number: Adult Graphic Novel / Tiwary, Vivek J.
On Shelf At: Traverwood Branch

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"In 1961, twenty-seven-year-old Brian Epstein walked into a dank Liverpool basement to see an unknown rock band perform--and our world was forever changed. The fifth Beatle is Epstein's untold true story: the tale of a genuine visionary who discovered, managed, and guided the Beatles to unprecedented international stardom, rewriting the rule of the pop music business in the process. But Brian Epstein was also the ultimate outsider, constantly searching for a place where he might belong. He helped spread the Beatles' message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless, seemingly insurmountable struggles that came with it."--P. [4] of cover.


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Beautiful artwork submitted by samanthar on July 1, 2015, 8:58pm This graphic novel is not a biography of Brian Epstein's entire life per se, but a look at his time spent managing the Beatles. He is largely credited with making the band an international sensation, and the graphic novel shows that the success achieved did not mean Brian led a satisfied life.

Admittedly, this is the first graphic novel I have ever read. I found it very enjoyable. The artwork is gorgeous, and the story compelling. I'm a huge fan of the Beatles, and recommend this graphic novel for any and all Beatles fans.

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Milwaukie, OR : Published by M Press, a division of Dark Horse Comics, Inc., 2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: 135 p. : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel


Robinson, Andrew
Baker, Kyle,
Dutro, Steve,

Epstein, Brian, -- 1934-1967.
Impresarios -- England -- Biography.
Graphic novels.