"Bellstorf’s ability to capture the famous faces with a few simple tweaks is remarkable, and his expressive charcoals fit the whole artsy scene well." --Booklist
"The Beatles' story forms a backdrop to the compelling tale of Astrid and Stu, and although readers will doubtless enjoy glimpses of "the lads" (distinguishable mainly by noses, eyebrows, and John's snarky attitude), it's doomed young love that carries the day. The march of tidily boxed black ink and pencil pictures, most of which feature characters in conversation, is relieved by unframed reveries of the lovers wandering in the woods to a soundtrack of Beatles lyrics, foreshadowing their coming loss. Bellstorf will connect with a wide readership, from photography buffs to romance readers to classic rockers." --BCCB
I'd recommend this book to fans of The Beatles.
It sounds sappy I know, but I left the book feeling like I really knew the people that were introduced in the story, especially Astrid and Stuart.
The love story of Stuart (Sutcliffe) and Astrid Kirchherr is really one of the most beautiful I have ever read.
Bought this as a gift and they loved it....an interesting take on the Beatles early years.Published 7 months ago by GaryShawn
It was a birthday gift for a beatle-fan friend. She loved it. I'm thinking of buying one for my own collection because I also liked it a lot.Published 20 months ago by Nadya
A rather interesting story about the Beatles' earliest years, which focuses on Stuart Sutcliff. Early fans know of this fifth Beatle who died before the lads hit their fame. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Deborah Sandford
Meet the Beatles. But wait, who is this Stuart guy? Baby's in Black is the story of the "fifth Beatle" and his relationship with Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Melissa Sack