Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Filled with sharp criticism that challenges conventional wisdom. Once you know the history by heart, this is the place to understand what the Beatles mean now. --Pitchfork Sheffield approaches the group with his trademark humor, intimate candor, encyclopedic knowledge of pop music, and unabashed enthusiasm for a subject that also endlessly fascinated John, Paul, George and Ringo: girls. --Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon A brilliant, giddy book, teeming with life. --Cass R. Sunstein, New York Times bestselling author of The World According to Star Wars One of the most original and insightful books ever written about the Fab Four. He's brilliant on everything from George Harrison's disastrous 1974 solo tour to the Bee Gees' Sgt. Pepper's movie. --Rolling Stone One of the best books about the band ever written...What interests Sheffield is the countless ways the band is alive. --Sean T. Collins, MTV.com This is the definitive Beatles book, the only one that comes close to the rush of listening to Rubber Soul or Revolver for the first time...It's a 318-page-long 'yeah, yeah, yeeeeah.' --Pitchfork Usually hilarious, always surprising. --Griel Marcus, Village Voice wistful, elegiac...Dreaming the Beatles...[is] a strong and heartfelt appreciation of The Beatles...Sheffield has added an extended chord to this seemingly never-ending story of The Beatles that's lush and resonant with infinite varied possibilities. --PopMatters [Sheffield] offers enough memory-sparking to take Boomers back a few decades and plenty of insider gossip to satisfy younger readers...enjoy Dreaming the Beatles, ...You know you love the music, and you may have read other books about the Beatles, but in your life, you'll love this more. --Journal Sentinel Half a century after their apogee...is there anything left to say about the most chronicled rock band in history? It turns out there is. Rob Sheffield's new book Dreaming the Beatles looks at the Fab Four from a fresh point of view. --Los Angeles Review of Books For Sheffield, a chronicler of pop culture whose work blends thoughtful criticism and unabashed fandom, the heart of the Beatles story is about relationships. --Boston Globe Dreaming the Beatles is the individual exploration of a universal pop experience--listening to the Beatles, thinking about the Beatles, reinventing the Beatles in your mind, listening to them again...explaining your own life through the only four people who will always belong to everyone. --Chuck Klosterman, author of the New York Times bestseller But What If We're Wrong As he's proven in, well, all of his books, Sheffield writes about fandom, about the condition of loving a thing, as well or better than anyone, which is no small thing for a critic as savvy as he is. --Austin American-Statesman Rob Sheffield's unconventional rock-band bio is must-read material. --Forth Worth Star Telegram The essential joy of Dreaming the Beatles are these connections made between historical events, mythological band history, and the song itself--it's sparkling, insightful, occasionally humorous writing unclouded by irony or cynicism about a capital-G Great Band. --Spin This is the best book about the Beatles ever written...passionate and eloquent...If aliens land tomorrow, and demand to know why we keep on pumping this particular brand of music into space, this is the first book you would hand them. --Mashable [B]efore I began writing this I paged through Ian MacDonald's canonical Revolution in the Head and Devin McKinney's renowned The Beatles in Dream and History...But neither has a chance of topping Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles. --Robert Christgau, Village Voice You'll have a fantastic, joyous time reading Dreaming the Beatles from cover to cover. --USA Today