Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney, Howard Sounes

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  1. Glenna M. Says:

    This book goes through the entire formation, as well as the ups and downs of the Beatles before they became international sensations, and later got split up when John Lennon was murdered. It focuses mostly on Paul McCartney and how his life has played out so far, from his birth to where he stands today. This book was written in 2010, so it is very well up to date. Howard Sounes does a remarkable job capturing the reactions of fans who watched the Beatles grow from the beginning, and even younger fans who discovered the Beatles’ music and listened to it as a child. Beginning from nothing but two boys fairly close in age to becoming THE Beatles, many events happened for them to get to where they ended up.

    Early on in his life, Paul McCartney wanted fame so bad, and he knew that one day he would have that fame, so some people saw him as arrogant and belligerent, but his music has spoken so deeply to anyone who can analyze the meaning of his songs. This book truly captured all the details of his family, his thought process, and his music. Howard Sounes uses an impressive amount of examples and evidence from real people who came into contact with or were moved by Paul McCartney in some way. He makes the reader realize that Each member of the Beatles started off as a nobody, but proved themselves one at a time.

    Rating: I would definitely rate this book 5 stars out of 5, and would recommend it to anyone who has any interest whatsoever in the Beatles and the history thereof.

    Recommendations: Books that are related to this would be: Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored, by Richard Cole, about the history of Led Zeppelin, No One Here Gets Out Alive, by Danny Sugerman, about the history of The Doors, and U2 by U2, by U2, about the history of U2.

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