Mark David Chapman:
My whole life was pointed in one direction. I can see that now. There has never been any choice for me.
Normal kids don’t grow to shoot ex-Beatles.
Things that you liked as a child stay with you for life.
I began to take refuge in public places; I love the library. I love the smell of books. All that learning is the essence of something orderly.
(On Catcher in the Rye) I haven’t read it since I was 16. It would burn in my hand. It’s like an electric current passing through my body and lighting up all the cells in my brain. Here was something I can identify with, my phony kind of life. And the more I read, the more I see myself in its pages. I was actually becoming its hero – Holden Caulfield.
The fourth picture shows how he arranged his documents to provide clues to the police once they found his things in his hotel room.
Unlike Chapter 27, this effort (2006, that is year earlier than Jared Leto’s) is more comprehensive in scope. Chapter 27 focused on the last three days (December 6-8), his last trip to New York to do what he planned to do. The Killing of John Lennon goes back farther to September 1980 – his circumstances on the eve of his first visit to New York.