Post by christine~ on Aug 11, 2008 13:07:41 GMT -5
Angie, member of rec.music.beatles, tells it exactly how it is with The Muck You Rake (Alistair's nickname for the book)!
I just finished reading the book, and I have to say that it isn't good. It's very unreliable and egotistic. His book puts him at the center of everything Beatles, if you know what I mean. I was appalled when he mentioned Brian Epstein and John Lennon's Spain vacation and their supposed sexual affair. It was as if Brown were in the room, trying to get into Lennon's mind. "It's wishful thinking on his part," Paul mentions in his Playboy interview about Brown's accusations. Both Brian and John are dead and unable to defend themselves.
Brown also mentions the Pete Best sacking. He claims that Best was fired because of jealousy. Paul was a frontman who loved the attention and the girls, claims Brown, but Pete was better looking and the girls would cry for him instead.
Did anybody else find this book as unreliable as I did? I wasted my eleven bucks on the book. Angie June 24, 2007
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