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Yellow Submarine

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 128 pages
Published by New American Library (first published January 1st 1968)
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This 95 cent pocketbook appeared in 1968 and as most other books were 50 cents, why you will ask was this one so very expensive? There are two reasons....Design and color. This 128 li'l paperback is a quite the visual marvel of cutting edge (remember this is 1968) images and style and in full color. The story is explained in regular and cartoon text that bounce off each other while these words snake and slide around the great images from the film and drawings exclusive to this
Acid-drenched artwork from the animated film of the same name. For me, the images have some resemblance to the grotesque cartoons in the work of Monty Python illustrator Terry Gilliam. Pepperland may strike the contemporary reader as sixties naiveté, but its utopian impulses resonate with the work of nonsense poets like Edward Lear and the writings of John Lennon himself. The darker story of the invasion of Pepperland by the Blue Meanies opens itself to allegorical interpretation—in addition to ...more
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Mar 19, 2011 Jan C rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jan C by: Nancy
Shelves: 2011, humor
Or how the Fab Four found Pepperland.


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