Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman - Man Who Shot John Lennon

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9780863696893: Let Me Take You Down: Inside the Mind of Mark David Chapman - Man Who Shot John Lennon

Based on five years of interviews between reporter Jack Jones and Mark David Chapman, this book looks at the forces that compelled Chapman to kill John Lennon. A chillingly articulate man, Chapman dissects his own life, describing childhood fantasies and the youthful idealism that decayed into satanic ritual and a murder that shocked the world. Chapman's wife, family, former lovers and friends are all interviewed.

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About the Author:

Jack Jones, recipient of numerous journalist awards, conducted the first prison interviews with David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam.

From Publishers Weekly:

From the title's tasteless allusion to the Lennon song "Strawberry Fields Forever" to the excusing treatment of a psychopath, this sensationalistic biography proves repugnant. Jones, noted for being the first reporter to interview "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz, describes the personality of Mark David Chapman before and after he shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980, in New York City. We learn of Chapman's fascination with The Catcher in the Rye protagonist Holden Caulfield; we hear the voices of the evil "child" and rational "adult" arguing within Chapman as he stalked Lennon; we read of Chapman's "possession by demons" after his imprisonment. Jones's introduction claims "Chapman asked the author to undertake the telling of his story in the hope that it might prevent future tragedy." Shamefully, however, this book serves only the ignoble purpose of promoting a criminal's narcissism. Photos not seen by PW.
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Editore: Virgin Books (1994)
ISBN 10: 0863696899 ISBN 13: 9780863696893
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Descrizione libro Virgin Books, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110863696899

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