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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (490 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Bannon Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Cleis Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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Ann Bannon was designated the Queen of Lesbian Pulp for authoring several landmark novels in the 50s. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead characters who embraced their sexuality. With Beebo Brinker, Bannon introduces a butch 17-year-old farm girl newly arrived in Beat-era Greenwich Village.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam Cronin | 2/12/2014

    " Really good book, wish I had read it first though as it's a prequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleni Diamantopoulos | 2/6/2014

    " I read this so long ago... but sometimes I will see a big tall strapping dyke and think about Beebo Brinker. I guess it made an impression on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/3/2014

    " Okay, so the dialogue is a bit hokey, and the plot a bit unbelievable (even by 1950s potboiler standards), but BEEBO BRINKER is actually kind of a fun read. It starts out really slow, and comes to a screeching halt really fast. I enjoyed seeing how LGBT life was back in the 1950s, so it's good for that reason. And it's got a nice love story. But really, the dialogue can be kind of cringe-worthy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Devos | 1/28/2014

    " Love the whole series. A must read for your coming out journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 1/15/2014

    " HOT (plus we went to go see the play version AND met the author Ann Bannon. like i said, HOT) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danny Lindsay | 1/11/2014

    " Socially significant in that it covered a taboo subject of the time, but bogged down with wooden dialogue, flat characters and blatant foreshadowing. One knows what will happen hundreds of pages before it actually occurs. Not a bad read, but not the "classic" the book's jacket boasts it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/11/2014

    " What can I say? I find it more than slightly identifiable, though I've clearly never experienced the 50's. The book is better than the current Off-Broadway play, in my opinion, but it's fun to see a theatrical rendering. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jemiah Jefferson | 1/10/2014

    " I am about 25 pages in, and I am moved by the effortless and yet slightly gawky prose - so like its protagonist? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caty | 1/9/2014

    " THE original lesbocheese. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/26/2013

    " Full of stereotypes and an aggravating main character, but also fun and fast-paced. I don't think I'll be picking up the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riri | 11/4/2013

    " This was my first Ann Bannon book. I had the original copy from the 1950's but I gave it away. If you like gay stuff then read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/11/2013

    " ah, pulp fiction. i couldn't put it down, partly because there are no chapter breaks but also because it's pure baby dyke greenwich village 1950s cliched but nevertheless compelling drama.... but i also can't justify more than 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lmc | 6/18/2013

    " Good one - not quite as good as Odd Girl out, though. Fun re-releases, glad they are issuing them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/31/2013

    " Lesbian pulp fiction. What more do you need to know? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 katieriddle | 5/16/2013

    " Pretty bad, even for a romance novel, but historically interesting, as it is part of one of the first series of lesbian romance novels. Extremely quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 3/26/2013

    " An interesting cultural artifact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 paige | 8/26/2012

    " a classic for sure, but.... come on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvin | 6/22/2012

    " A little time capsule from queer life before liberation. Overwrought and dated in a pulp sort of way, but delightful and fun both in spite of AND because of those qualities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angela | 5/24/2012

    " This book was great fun to read! It's a quick little read, very melodramatic - it felt a bit like a lesbian soap opera, but it was a very satisfying one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 D'Anne | 2/12/2012

    " I felt somewhat obligated to read this. It was okay. Not great, not terrible. Just okay. "

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