The Last Days of John Lennon by James Patterson is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. That is saying a lot because I read many books.
The Last Days of John Lennon one of the best books I’ve read
Yes, I’m a Beatles fan, but this book is more than just for Beatles fans. Each chapter switches between the beginning of the Beatles and their rise to stardom to the madman who killed John Lennon and his movements in the days before the killing. Patterson takes us into the mind of Mark David Chapman with details about the killing that will be new to many.
Armed with J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher In the Rye, Chapman sets out from Hawaii to NYC to find and kill John Lennon. This book reads like Truman Compote’s, In Cold Blood, because Patterson has a genius way of letting us know Chapman’s thoughts.
Not sure what genre The Last Days of John Lennon falls under because like In Cold Blood, there is dialogue and thoughts told. Patterson painstakingly researched this book. So much research is footnoted at the end of the book that my Kindle App showed that I was 58% finished when the book is actually over. The rest of the book is all the sources by chapter that were used in the research and writing of this book.
“Paul recalls, … He’s hoping to keep the band’s loosely guarded secret. “None of us really knows how to read or write music.'”
Why I Love The Beatles So Much-
You can feel this quote in all of their music!!
“As George Martin would say later, ‘I did think they had enormous talkent, but it wasn’t their music, it was their charisma. When I was with them they gave me a sense of well-being, of being happy.. the music was almost incidental'”
YES! Their music gives me a sense of well-being, of being happy!!
The biggest thing I learned? Yoko Ono isn’t the real cause of the break up. You’ll have to read the book to find out why they broke up!!
Are you a Beatles fan? I listen to their music almost every day!! I’m a fan!
Thank You. Itook your recommendation and read this. Loved it! Took me back to childhood days with my teenage siblings and their friends. I was young but remember it all. This book gave me a different perspective of the events that surrounded me then.
I’m so glad you liked it. I loved it too. I agree, it took me back, and I’m so glad I got to go on the journey!!