Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf
Not being familiar with Arne Bellstorf's work, I was thinking that this book might be a little like reading about the 'baby Beatles.' While of course the Beatles do appear, it's not like that at all. They're easily recognizable and do have a young appearance, but not in a caricatured way. It's refreshing to see them as supporting players in the story; so often it's their story that's being told, but there are a number of other people who were there at the time that have different stories, perspectives, and lives. Astrid Kirchherr is a fascinating character that I only knew about in a very limited way. The subject matter, approach, and artistic style makes this a book worth checking out.
Here's a video of The Beatles performing "Baby's in Black" in Munich:
Take a look at Arne Bellstorf's website.
I read an advance review copy from NetGalley courtesy of MacMillan.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Read the Beatles edited by June Skinner Sawyer
The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor
John by Cynthia Lennon