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Good look at John Lennon and his murder...
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
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 never read a James Patterson book, until I read his latest, “The Last Days of John Lennon”. I mention the sheer number of books Patterson has written because sometimes it’s indicative of a book’s quality.
James Patterson mostly writes fiction, but his book about John Lennon is nonfiction. He traces the life - both musically and personally - of Lennon, bringing to the story of his life and death a workmanlike quality. Patterson - and his two collaborators - tell John’s story in relatively calm fashion, leaving the passion to those who mourn Lennon’s death in the streets of New York City and cities around the world.
But if Patterson writes about John Lennon’s death, he certainly doesn’t leave out the man who pulled the trigger. Who was Mark David Chapman and what was his beef with John Lennon? James Patterson does a good job at looking at Chapman. This book is well-written enough to keep the reader’s interest.