Friday, April 24, 2015

The Cephalopod Coffeehouse: April 2015: "George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door" and "All You Need Is Kill"

Reading has become a luxury I don't seem to be able to afford recently.  However, in the last few weeks I have finished TWO distinctly different books.

First, I read the book All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  This was the novel that inspired last summer's Tom Cruise sci-fi action flick "Edge of Tomorrow".  I really enjoyed the movie and was please I had seen it previous to reading this book.  While the book was enjoyable, I felt some of the concepts were actually fleshed out a bit better on the big screen.

Secondly, I grabbed George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thomson on a whim at the library last month.  I once joked I had four constant friends growing up and they were named John, Paul, George and Ringo.  In my teens, I read a lot of Beatle biographies plus the big ones about John and Paul.  Ringo was Ringo and I never bothered to learn much about him beyond the highlights.  There was, however, a dearth of information on George.

This book does a wonderful job of uncovering who George really was.  There is lots of first hand accounts and interviews with those closest to Harrison.  It is a fascinating read.

I place this with the best Beatle related books I have read.


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  1. I am very fond of George. He's my Beatle. As I'm sure I've told you, I've also had Paul and John life stages so I'm assuming my Ringo stage will come eventually, too. He is, after all, one of the all-time champions of the right place at the right time game.

  2. George always seemed to be the quiet one, it's nice to see that he has now become a person in his own right instead of behind the others.

  3. I have not seen the film but heard it was better than average and I want to see it. George Harrison is my favourite Beetle. I love that he delved into films and loved gardening!

  4. Hmm... It's always fun to learn about someone interesting, but I'm not a fan of biography in my pleasure reads. Still I bet it was great. He seems very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Veronica ;)


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