February 1, 2009

Review: The Lennon Prophecy by Joseph Niezgoda

Courtesy of Bostick Communications

Product Description

Offering a new interpretation of the hidden messages and symbols that have ornamented Beatles mythology for years, this examination of the Beatles' recordings and album artwork theorizes that John Lennon's murder was eerily foretold. Following a fascinating and unique trail of sorcery, mysticism, numerology, backwards masking, anagrams, and literary and theological writings, the book posits that John Lennon sold his soul in order to achieve international fame and fortune and subsequently paid the ultimate price for his success.

My Review

When I had the opportunity to request this book for review I jumped at the chance. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Beatles fan but I do like quite a few of their songs. What interested me most about the book was the theory behind it. I love reading all about conspiracies and alternate theories even if I don’t put much faith in them.

The theory behind this book is that John Lennon sold his sold to the devil in exchange for the huge success that the Beatles achieved. Niezgoda provides in-depth research to back his theory up but I still have a hard time believing it. Some of the clues and hidden messages are stretched too much to fit his theory. 

While I didn’t believe the theory I really did enjoyed the book. I learned a lot about Lennon that I never knew. Niezgoda even provides a look at Mark David Chapman’s life and the weirdness that led up to his shooting Lennon outside The Dakota. It was an interesting read and I don’t recommend it for Beatles fans but I do recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading different views on major events.  


Martha Eskuchen said...

I was growing up when The Beatles were popular and remember trying to play the record backwards! Odd there would be a whole book about this!!

bermudaonion said...

The theory does sound far fetched to me, too. I'm amazed that someone spent the time to research that.

alan said...

Nothing supernatural about it. The CIA killed John Lennon. Interested? visit ciakilledlennon.blogspot.com

Alyce said...

I remember getting an email about this book and thinking it sounded pretty far-fetched.

Anonymous said...

I am not a real big Beatle's fan myself and would probably not have chosen to read this type of book, had it not been for your review. Thank you for sharing, going to read it now! Sounds interesting!

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm not a huge scary Beatles fan but I know most of their songs. I heard an interesting interview with the author about this book recently. Sounds interesting!

Anonymous said...

I read the book too. I agree that I don't know the theory was really proved. But it is very interesting to read, and there are a lot of questions that are hard to answer. Like they say, the most obvious answer is usually right and some of the questions in the book are most easily answered by the devil being involved. Who knows.