The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

Large Print - 2020
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"With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. 'We were the best bloody band there was,' he says. 'There was nobody to touch us.' Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar--but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He's convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman's not staying away any longer. By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be '(Just Like) Starting Over.' He can't wait to show the world what he will do. Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage. The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day--and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger"--From the publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2020
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316429139
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 782.42166 LENNON Patterso
Characteristics: xi, 564 p. (large print), 16 unpaged plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherman, Casey 1969-
Wedge, Dave

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DOMESTICAT Jan 24, 2021

The title is a bit misleading, as the book tells the story of John Lennon’s life and then leads up to his horrific death ; and there are a handful of factual inaccuracies. It gets a bit difficult to read towards the end as the story approaches its inevitable sad ending. However, this is very well-written and a great read. I am a lifelong John Lennon fan and I enjoyed it.

debwalker Dec 07, 2020

Rock's most haunting early death.

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