Monday, June 6, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle and Philadelphia Inquirer to Review JOHN LENNON AND THE MERCY STREET CAFE

Two of the nation's top newspapers, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Phildelphia Inquirer, will be reviewing John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe in late June. This marks yet another milestone in the publication of a novel that continues to gain the status of cult fiction.

Many European newspapers have also favorably reviewed the novel during the past year, and the book continues to gain traction in Eastern Europe, where the Beatles' music was banned for so many years. Once source told me that "All things 'Beatles' are popular in the former Soviet Union." Many teens even sport Beatles hair styles (from the group's early days). Buying electric guitars and forming Beatles tribute bands is becoming the "thing to do" as a rite of passage for kids discovering rock and roll.

A simple Google search often brings up John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe, and since the book merges hundreds of Beatles facts into the plot, Europeans are now buying the book in record numbers.



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