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Published September 17th 2020 (first published 2020)
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Tonkica
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moram napomenuti da nisam upućena u život Beatlesa. Ovo mi je prvi bliži susret s jednim od njih i to baš s najinteresantnijim. „John Lennon, onaj razdražljivi, inteligentni, najdovitljiviji i najtalentiraniji, bio je Beatle kojeg su svi najviše voljeli.“

Sve se to tako lijepo čini izvana, kao i uvijek, da bismo onda malo zagrebali površinu i naišli na puno onoga što se drugačije ne bi vidjelo. „Priča koju je povijest zabilježila kao neponovljivi uspjeh, iza reflektora je izgledala posve drugači
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Maćkowy
Lennon, kobiety i numerologia

Nie wierzę w magię liczb. Te całe "ósmy stycznia to zły dzień na zaczynanie nowych przedsięwzięć" albo "jesteś numerologiczną czwórką, więc unikaj jedzenia boczku w środy".
Uważam za to, że niektóre cyfry, czy raczej składające się z nich daty, są świętym pretekstem do upamiętniania wydarzeń, czy zjawisk, szczególnie takich, którym grozi osunięcie się w niepamięć lub mitologizacja, a podobno "dzisiejsza młodzież coraz słabiej kojarzy Beatlesów i wpływ jaki wywarli n
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Alan Walters
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who killed John Lennon?
This is her Best Book Yet!


Timely conceived and comprehensively researched book on John Lennon, remembering 40 years since his untimely death and also his 80th birthday. This is such an amazing and truthful record from Lesley-Ann Jones who has much experience of writing wonderful biographies such as Bohemian Rhapsody, David Bowie, Marc Bolan and others.
I feel that this is definitely her best and know that although never having met John Lennon, she has researched this so
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Trev Jones
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As an avid Beatles fan along with most of the world, I thought I had read everything there was to know about John Lennon. I was wrong. This is an excellent book, well written with some fascinating insights about John Lennon's life and who he was.

What made him the person he was? It's all here and written in a style that is both easy to read as well as captivating. It's worth noting that the people in the book actually met, worked with or interviewed John Lennon during his career either as a Beatl
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Jacqueline Wagenstein
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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„Кой уби Джон Ленън?“ в превод на Мирела Стефанова е спиращо дъха четиво за живота, любовите и смъртта на най-великата рокзвезда. Книгата проследява възходите и паденията в професионалния и в личния живот, които принуждават Ленън да се премести в Ню Йорк, където в онази съдбовна зимна нощ на 1980 година е застрелян на улицата пред дома си. Но кой или какво всъщност го уби? И кога умря „истинският“ Джон Ленън? Четири десетилетия след трагичната му смърт, с помощта на лични проучвания, невиждани д ...more
Stuart White
Who Killed John Lennon is quite simply the best book I've ever read on John Lennon, or for that matter the Beatles. It's a masterpiece of the rock biography genre, a tour de force. It will be the go-to book for generations on that amazing and controversial man, group of men and that fabulous era. If you think you know everything there is to know about John and Yoko and the Beatles - as I did - you're wrong. Who Killed John Lennon will astonish and enlighten and delight you. A wonderful book and ...more
Patricia
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading this - everything is gearing up for John's 80th (or what would have been).

My favourite Beatle was Paul...but to understand The Beatles you have to consider John.

I learned quite a lot from this book, I had seen Anthology and remember him talking of Aunt Mimi and his marriage to Cynthia...but always assumed Yoko broke up the band.

I think the author has been very fair to John, telling his story and trying to delve into his complex personality - plenty of views are prese
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Jennie Herbert
Oct 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
Badly written and disappointing.
Porky Parry
Sep 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
LA Jones has written biographies, definitive apparently, on Freddie Mercury and Marc Bolan.
She never interviewed John Lennon but now turns her attention to one of the world’s greatest, most revered artists and has written an unholy, underwhelming and entirely unnecessary account that she should have left well alone.
There aren’t many authors qualified to attempt a Beatle book, Barry Miles, Marc Lewisholm and George Martin are 3, also seek out Yoko's fabulous Imagine , but LA Jones offers us a Re
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Dóra Esze
Jan 02, 2021 rated it did not like it
Dear GoodRead admins, ever considered implementing an upgrade? Could we please sometimes give zero stars? Just a thought.

I wish I could give zero stars to this piece.

Only into 125 pages just yet but some incredible shit is already floating proudly on the surface.

Dude, this """""book""""" is crap on so many levels. Elaborate, fine, much wrought-on and a hellofaneffort-put-in crap. Dense, massive, deep, thorough shit, no innocent or neutral shit, no way. Extremely poorly writ sentences, proper bra
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Juha
Mar 12, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
Alaotsikon mukaisesti enemmän psykologinen elämäkerta Lennonista kuin esimerkiksi levytyksiä ja musiikkia tarkkaan luotaava. Toki nekin kulkevat siellä mukana. Vaikka kertoja jää välillä oudosti jumiin joihinkin epäkiinnostaviin asioihin, kiinnostavaa faktaa tämä tarjosi silti runsaasti ainakin minulle, kun Beatles/Lennon-tietous on tähän asti tullut enemmän levyjen kuuntelun kautta.
Irena
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jako zanimljiva knjiga o meni najdražem članu Beatlesa. Iako mi je isprva bila nekako sladunjava i pristrana, sve je otišlo u dobrom smjeru. Na neke sam se dijelove vraćala i čitala ih po nekoliko puta jer su me zaista zaintrigirali, a uz neke sam si puštala i prigodne pjesme kroz koje nas autorica vodi dodatnim pojašnjenjima i pričom koja stoji iza njih. Svakako vrijedi pročitati.
Sharon Odysseos
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read.

Love the way this book takes not just the life and times of John Lennon but weaves in the background, the people around him, the times. Also gorgeously written with lots of nods and winks to songs I grew up with.
Roope
Jan 08, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surullinen hyljeksitty mies. Sarkastinen huumorintaju puolustusreaktiona. Elton Johnin managerin mukaan homosteli. Yokoa rakasti.
Lucy
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
The saying goes, “never meet your idols”. For obvious reasons, I’ll never be able to meet the enigma that is John Lennon, although I’ve always wondered how he’d be and what he’d be like. I’ve imagined what his music would sound like if he was still alive. Sadly, that’s something his millions of fans will never know.

In Who Killed John Lennon?, Lesley-Ann Jones paints a dark picture of one of my musical heroes, and at more than a few times throughout the book, I felt quite cheated. How could this
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Lesley-Ann Jones is a British biographer, novelist, broadcaster and keynote speaker.
She honed her craft on Fleet Street, where she worked as a newspaper columnist and feature writer for more than twenty years. She has also worked extensively in radio and television, appears regularly in music documentaries in the UK, USA and Australia, and is the writer and co-producer of ‘The Last Lennon Intervi
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