The Last Days of John Lennon

The Last Days of John Lennon

The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.
 
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.

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  • Brian

    In this book with a rather misleading title, we find out about John Lennon's involvement with the Beatles as well as his "last days." When I put this book on hold, I had thought that it would have bee...

  • Jill Meyer

    James Patterson is certainly a prolific writer. He seems to have written about 70 books, either by himself or authored with another writer. He’s written books for adults, children, and teens. I’ve...

  • Gary Moreau

    In 1964, like many American families at the time, dinnertime was family time and distractions like television were not allowed. (Not long before, in 1943, the CEO of IBM, Thomas Watson, famously predi...

  • Michael

    The last official words said by John Lennon before he died were, " I'm shot." How awful from a man who had so much to say in his music. Who was the founder of the greatest rock band that ever lived an...

  • Judy

    I was hoping for something different I guess. Most of the book is a recap of the Beatles. Not impressed. ...

  • Donna Lewis

    The was an interesting book for me. I grew up loving the Beatles, although John was five years older than me. I listened to their music during my college years in Montana, and of course in my years in...

  • Linda Mascarenas-Colgan

    John Lennon got me through my teenage years. Having James Patterson write his story was amazing to me. It brought back so many memories of my life.I still love the Beatles and remember the tribute our...

  • Merna

    Giving this 3 stars solely for the fact that I pre-ordered this book hoping it would be (for the most part) days leading to the murder. That was not the case. ...

  • Sammy Jackson

    A really interesting read...

  • Holly Ramsey

    Not very well written--just a bunch of facts strung together. James Patterson should be embarrassed to have his name on this book (even if he didn't write it)!...