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  1. says:

    Excellent book but probably not what you think The book is a reflection on middle age regrets and what might have beens as seen through an alternate history where the Beatles split up after recording Love Me Do because Brian Epstein

  2. says:

    So you would think if anyone would enjoy an alternate history of the Beatles it would be me right? Too bad this was rather h

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    A fascinating piece of alternative fiction What if the Beatles had broken up in 1962 because John Lennon wanted to release Please Please Me as a single instead of 'Til There Was You? The boys go their own ways John becomes an unemployable labo

  4. says:

    This is a well crafted

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    A dark twisted and humorous alternate history for Beatlephiles Loved the Scouser patois

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    The Beatles breaking up sad John Lennon dead sad A world without their music influence their passion and tremendous change of the world if music f#ing depressing The book wasn't one of the best but still was ok I read a worl

  7. says:

    A great look at what would have happened if the Beatles had never made it

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    Where I come from not back in the USSR but Liverpool 'The Beatles' are part of the culture It's very rare to find a Scouser the nickname for someone from Liverpool who doesn't love them as they're all viewed as one of us so to speak So when I

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    Let's start with this uote The point of fictions set in alternate universes are to show no matter what setting or circumstance these people will always find each other I will find you Every me loves every you Lammii you genius blabbermouthWhy is Paul a Vegas bound Paul Montana no matter how fame hungry he's usually sketched? Why is Julian in a fascist party though sadly John's alternative life here is imaginable? Why is George a half mad Je

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    This book is set in a world where the Beatles never formedthe opening scene as John sitting at the welfare office being told to the Falklands and raise sheepLennon fires off to the lady that she could go bugger the sheepRingo is married to Maureen who runs a string hairdressing shops and a chronic drunkJohn was divorced from Cynthia and Julian is flirting with a neofascist party that controls Britain with a leader that appears to be a stran

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Liverpool Fantasy A Novel

Urial hairdressing wife while he and John sit in weekends with old rivals Gerry and the Pacemakers It is Lennon's curse that he can imagine what might have been Liverpool Fantasy is a blackly comic meditation on the enduring hazards of friendship the alchemy of collaboration and what a world without the Beatles that is without idealism looks lik. Where I come from not back in the USSR but Liverpool The Beatles are part of the culture It s very rare to find a Scouser the nickname for someone from Liverpool who doesn t love them as they re all viewed as one of us so to speak So when I seen this offering by Larry Kirwan who I knew as the lead singer of Irish rock band Black 47 and not as a paperback writer I was uite surprised It s the tale of what might have happened if The Beatles had split up in 1962 only to come together and be reunited in 1987 Sounded good to me but did it have me screaming Help or did it make me want to twist and shout in my living room Well here s my review from me to youThe novel starts off very strong with John Lennon s character standing out above the other members of the band Even though the story centers around the Fab Four it s fair to say that Lennon is the main character in the novel So the band has a disagreement with their management I guess no one had told them that all you need is love and John George and Ringo leave the studio never to come back Paul McCartney stays and pursues a solo career becoming a mainstay in Las Vegas as showman Paul Montana Meanwhile Lennon becomes a bitter recluse who s somewhat of a nowhere man and who can t find work George Harrison becomes a priest probably worshiping Lady Madonna although we re never told such while Ringo lives off his wife who doesn t seem to care about thatmust have been real loveWhile the characters of The Beatles are essential to the novel it s the backdrop of the society they live in that drags this novel down The National Front white supremacists are a major force in this version of England and while some stand aside and let it be others like Lennon want to oppose the fascism but are too afraid When he does speak out he gets his ass kicked and so no one in this very bleak society is portrayed as being as free as a bird Bleak That one word sums up this book and even at 310 pages it s far too long with the story drawn out way beyond what is needed It was like travelling down the long and winding road for eight days a week and never really getting anywhere in the process At times I wanted to be doing something else to be anywhere else rather than reading this bookresiding across the universe relaxing in an octopus s garden in the shade lounging in strawberry fields forever or shopping in Penny Lane my dad lives there would have been preferable to sitting on my sofa reading a book that was boring me to sleep Hell I would rather have been with Lucy in the sky with diamondsI should have known better than to get my hopes up on a book I had never heard of until I accidentally stumbled across it online but the premise seemed good and I bought a ticket to ride so to speak and hoped that it would please please me When the book arrived it turned out to be a case of here comes the sun only upon reading to realize I had misinterpreted the weather that the clouds were coming back and all I got was rain Oh well I can t go back to yesterday so what s done is done and I m actually glad to be done with this novel I would be asking for a refund but I don t care too much for money as money can t buy me loveThe idea of the novel is worth a couple of points out of ten and the characterization worth another but it s not written particularly well and it reads like it s 1000 pages instead of just over 300 Even if you re a huge fan of The Beatles like I am I wouldn t recommend this bookAs a fun aside there are 27 Beatles song titles mentioned in this review Can you name them all If not the answers are belowBack in the USSRPaperback WriterCome TogetherHelpTwist and ShoutFrom Me to YouAll You Need is LoveNowhere ManLady MadonnaReal LoveLet it BeFree as a BirdThe Long and Winding RoadEight Days a WeekSomethingAcross the UniverseOctopus s GardenStrawberry Fields ForeverPenny LaneLucy in the Sky with DiamondsTicket to RidePlease Please MeHere Comes the SunRainYesterdayCan t buy Me LoveDay Tripper

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It's and the Beatles are gathering in Liverpool for a reunion It has been twenty five years since John Lennon walked out of the Parlophone studios taking George and Ringo with him Paul American speaking and acting has become the world famous Las Vegas entertainer Paul Montana and he's visiting Liverpool for the first time since hoping to reunite. A fascinating piece of alternative fiction What if the Beatles had broken up in 1962 because John Lennon wanted to release Please Please Me as a single instead of Til There Was You The boys go their own ways John becomes an unemployable laborer Ringo lives off the proceeds of wife Maureen s beauty shop Both he and John play pick up gigs with Gerry Marsden All the Liverpool musicians are still pissed at John because he effectively killed the Liverpool sound by being an asshole George became a Jesuit priest And Paul under the tutelage of Brian Epstein moved to Las Vegas and became Paul Montana Kirwan s experience as a band leader suits him well as he has a real understanding for the music business as well as the music itself And he has a real gift for creating dialogue and differentiating the different personalities of the Beatles Funny and sardonic It s a great read The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline out Where I’m Calling From of the Parlophone studios taking George and Ringo with him Paul American speaking and acting has become the world famous Las Vegas entertainer Paul Montana and he's visiting Liverpool for the first time since hoping to reunite. A fascinating piece The Accidental Activist of alternative fiction What if the Beatles had broken up in 1962 because John Lennon wanted to release Please Please Me as a single instead Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of Til There Was You The boys go their Brenda has a dragon in her blood own ways John becomes an unemployable laborer Ringo lives Divan Of Rudaki off the proceeds Choice Stories for Children of wife Maureen s beauty shop Both he and John play pick up gigs with Gerry Marsden All the Liverpool musicians are still pissed at John because he effectively killed the Liverpool sound by being an asshole George became a Jesuit priest And Paul under the tutelage Öbür Divan of Brian Epstein moved to Las Vegas and became Paul Montana Kirwan s experience as a band leader suits him well as he has a real understanding for the music business as well as the music itself And he has a real gift for creating dialogue and differentiating the different personalities Summary of Homo Deus of the Beatles Funny and sardonic It s a great read

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Liverpool Fantasy A Novel
  • Larry Kirwan
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9781560254973

About the Author: Larry Kirwan

Larry Kirwan born in Wexford Ireland is an expatriate Irish writer and musician most noted as the lead singer for the New York based Irish rock band Black Prior to Black Kirwan and fellow Wexfordian Pierce Turner led the new wave band Major Thinkers based in New York CityKirwan has also written and produced several plays which have been performed in the United States and Europe.