The Last Days of John Lennon Author:James Patterson, Dave Wedge, Casey Sherman 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 n... more »ow 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.« less
By now we all know the story of John Lennon-this book, while titled 'The Last Days of John Lennon' actually starts with his childhood. These interesting parts are interspersed with his murderers 'thoughts' the few days before he decided to kill our beloved John.A few of the facts of the early days I might question as correct, but for the most part it is a genuine story of John. No matter what the case may be, from the time you pick this book up to the very end, we all know what will happen. And that doesn't make it any easier to read. We miss John Lennon.