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PAUL IS DEAD. It was the late 1960s, the Beatles hadn't toured since 1966, and some truly bizarre indications began appearing, pointing to the unthinkable: Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident and replaced by a look-alike. The Walrus Was Paul unearths every single clue from one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring puzzles and takes you on a magical mystery tour ofPAUL IS DEAD. It was the late 1960s, the Beatles hadn't toured since 1966, and some truly bizarre indications began appearing, pointing to the unthinkable: Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident and replaced by a look-alike. The Walrus Was Paul unearths every single clue from one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring puzzles and takes you on a magical mystery tour of baffling, yet fascinating, hints for solving this mystery. Test your "Paul is dead" trivia knowledge....

Title : The Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues
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ISBN : 9780684850627
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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The Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues Reviews

  • Andy
    2019-03-25 06:40

    Conspiracy theory books are always a hoot to read, but when they're rock conspiracy theory books they're even more fun. Patterson goes to town with a myriad string of clues hinting at Paul McCartney's untimely death at Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock (She's Leaving Home) in a car crash (A Day In The Life) and basically lets us know that "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was his funeral album. I don't buy a word of it, but who cares? It's an insanely funny book and I wouldn't loan it out for a million dollars!

  • Amber
    2019-03-03 08:55

    This was an interesting book. I am, by no means, saying that I believe this conspiracy theory. However, it is very interesting. I am not old enough to remember any part of the actual death rumors, but I read the book because I was interested in anything I could get my hands on that involved the Beatles. While it is a little ludicrous to think that this death hoax was believable to people, it is interesting to see how the theorists found SO many clues that they felt supported the idea that McC... (show more)This was an interesting book. I am, by no means, saying that I believe this conspiracy theory. However, it is very interesting. I am not old enough to remember any part of the actual death rumors, but I read the book because I was interested in anything I could get my hands on that involved the Beatles. While it is a little ludicrous to think that this death hoax was believable to people, it is interesting to see how the theorists found SO many clues that they felt supported the idea that McCartney had died and was replaced by some random wannabe. I also thought it was very humorous. The book discusses some of the "clues" that the Beatles planted and encouraged for their own entertainment....and I would expect nothing less from them. In all, I think most fans of the band would be interested in reading this as long as they take it with a grain of salt. It is a pretty short and easy read but still very interesting.

  • Cailin Kelly
    2019-03-05 10:30

    Though I have read it several times, this is still the absolute best book on the "Paul is dead" theory. And some of the clues still send chills down my spine.

  • David
    2019-03-19 04:00

    Tedious, rambling, and amateurish. The only mystery here is that Simon and Schuster published this. VERY disappointing.

  • Laura
    2019-03-17 06:39

    For conspiracy theorists only! I remember hearing about this when I was a young'un, but seeing how the "clues" were laid out (seriously? HELP had clues???) was interesting. And possibly great insight into how conspiracy theorists today might operate.

  • Meg
    2019-03-24 02:41

    I'm a massive Beatles fan who reads anything about the fab four that she can get her hands on, and I also am amused and entertained by conspiracy theories. Though I am very aware of the Paul is Dead conspiracy and was before reading this book, it was very fun to see the "clues" collected all in one place, and to learn more about the background of how the conspiracy started. This book is very quick-paced, amusing, and funny. It's kind of like a weird trivia book, only weirder and more exciting. It made me get out all of my Beatles vinyl, and look for all the clues myself as I was reading. This book is one of those things that I go back and reread when I need something light and entertaining to balance with the weight of the world. daeD sI luaP

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-23 02:54

    I read this book back in high school when I was extremely into the Beatles, so details are fuzzy. What I remember is the writing is very simple and not necessarily insightful. The content is mostly a point by point presentation of history of and evidence for the Paul Is Dead theory. It was interesting, but I have a feeling if you already know about Paul's motorcycle accident and all of the album cover clues (especially on Sgt. Pepper,) this won't be anything earth-shattering. If you know none of that stuff, this is a good introduction to one of the great chapters of rock mythology.

  • Maddog
    2019-03-11 05:58

    My sister and I love this book (this isn't reflected in my rating -- it's more of an emotional attachment thing). We went to a Beatles conference in Chicago when we were younger and this author led a session about the Paul is Dead clues. We sat in the back of the room laughing and teasing like grade school spazzes. Here a lot of the Paul is Dead "clues" are collected in one place. Sometimes it's hard to tell if the author thinks they are logical or ridiculous. She and I are having a Beatles bookgroup/fun night with my Beatles-fan nephew, and that's why I/we reread it now.

  • Laura
    2019-03-16 05:31

    I love hoaxes, and this is a great one, since it's hard to tell if it was intended to be a hoax or not! All the clues and facts are laid out in writing that's very entertaining to read, complete with pictures of many of the visual clues.I can also say that this book helped me hit it off with my now-fiance, when we met he mentioned that he was reading about the Beatles death hoax, and I had a bevy of info that ended with me lending him this book.

  • Jess
    2019-02-27 03:41

    I may have not been alive when The Beatles rocked but I am a Huggge fan.I have read countless articles, books, and more as well as seen alot of films and interviews I feel I'm pretty up on them.This book though...Wow!!!A real eye opener this book had me confused, worried and excited. I spent countless hours pouring over my records after reading this...looking for hidden pictures and listening for hidden messages. An amazingly great read !!

  • Amber
    2019-03-13 03:34

    I really liked this book and have always enjoyed reading the Beatles conspiracies. In fact, this is the best read I have found regarding the whole "Paul is dead" theory, but I may be partial because I met the author in Chicago at the 1996 Beatlesfest. I already owned a copy of the book but didn't bring it with me, so I bought another copy there just so he could sign it.

  • John
    2019-03-09 07:33

    Interesting stuff. Patterson makes the case that while the vast majority of the infamous "Paul is dead" clues were based on the lurid imaginings of overzealous fans, some appear to have been planted deliberately--as a hoax or for some other reason. The author captures the era and its obsession well.

  • Chris
    2019-03-12 07:51

    For novice and hardcore Beatles fans alike! Were the cryptic clues pointing to the death of Paul McCartney true? Was he replaced by an imposter? Or were the Beatles, no longer touring and tired of people looking for deep and hidden meanings to their lyrics, having a little fun with their fans? Read Gary's book to find out.

  • Sarah Ehlen
    2019-02-24 02:52

    I love the beatles, so I found it interesting. I probably would not recommend this book though. At times I found the book very hard to read. I felt the author's style did not flow well. The book seemed the jump around points a lot to me.

  • Antoinette Palmieri
    2019-03-15 07:00

    This was an interesting quick read. I learned new clues that I never realized before! What a fascinating tale they wove throughout album covers, photo shoots, lyrics... always an oddly creative bunch :) That is one of the reasons I love them so much.

  • 7706julian
    2019-03-22 06:30

    i thought that this book was really good. It was about the Beatles hoax that Paul McCartney is dead. I learned a lot of the different clues from his book. i recommend this book to Beatles fans and nonfiction readers.

  • Elizabeth Rogers
    2019-02-28 06:44

    This book is a fun read for those interested in the Beatles or conspiracy theories. The evidence is circumstantial at best, but Patterson does a nice job providing an overview of the "Paul is Dead" conspiracy theory and detailing and explaining the supposed clues.

  • Chris Leib
    2019-02-23 05:47

    Did the Beatles take an active part in this little game to see how savvy the fans are? You'd have to think they were in on it, but as far as I know Paul denies it to this very day. Fun book, and you'll catch yourself re-examine all of those album covers and songs again and again.

  • Cwn_annwn_13
    2019-03-19 03:31

    This is a good overview of the "Paul is Dead" rumor/conspiracy theory. Although a good bulk of it is filler type stuff consisting of general Beatles history I think I actually liked this book better than the other one that was written on the topic.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-05 04:45

    If you love the beatles and enjoy interpreting lyrics and mysteries, then you will enjoy and appreciate this book! Now I will probably listen to some of there songs in a different way!

  • Linwood
    2019-03-17 04:32

    goofball clues for everybody playing along at home. join in the fun!

  • Christopher Green
    2019-03-17 05:40

    I always knew Paul was dead. I love reading about this rock'nroll conspiracy garbage. You can find some great stuff on-line, too.

  • Kim
    2019-03-10 05:45

    I gave this to Craig...and he made me read it...I can't remember anything about it now..since it was a while back..but I remember it being interesting...

  • Laurel
    2019-03-08 09:53

    I borrowed this from a friend who was as obsessed with the Beatles as I was, and we went on a hunt through lyrics for clues together.

  • Michael
    2019-03-10 10:00

    Who knows? I think the Beatles were fully envolved in this spoof......mgc

  • tom
    2019-03-01 04:58

    Very amusing and educational. A great read for beatle geeks like me.

  • MissBecka
    2019-03-06 08:43

    This is a lot of unconfirmed conspiracies that hurt my brain to read.

  • Alisa
    2019-03-10 06:52

    A very interesting read!! It really makes you wonder, did the Beatles plant all of those clues on purpose? The story about Paul and Jane Asher's engagement party really gave me chills.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-02 07:36

    It was fun, but not well written, choppy.

  • Pjtibbetts
    2019-03-24 04:54

    fun. Beatle-death conspiracy theories make great conversation fodder.