Author: Johannah Davies Spero
Genre: Commercial Fiction / Alternate History Fiction
What if Holden Caulfield was around when John Lennon was shot?
In 1980 John Lennon was killed by Mark David Chapman, who believed he was Holden Caulfield, narrator of the classic The Catcher in the Rye. After the shooting, Chapman remained on the scene calmly reading the book, which he later offered to police as “his statement.” Catcher’s Keeper asks the question, “What if Holden had met Chapman, learned of his plan, and tried to prevent the assassination?”
Catcher’s Keeper is an alternate history novel that asks the question, what if. The book is inspired by the true story of Mark David Chapman, who assassinated John Lennon. On the ohter hand, the author offers fictional characters, who play the major roles in this book, and who mix and match with the original characters.
The book is told from the alternating POV of three siblings, Alden, Jerry and Fiona. By using the changing POV, the author weaves the story from seperate view points before reaching the dramatic end and climax.
I’m not that familiar with this genre, hence why I wanted to check it out – I’m always up for new posisbilities. I really enjoyed this story though, and reading more about John Lennon and Mark Chapman. An intriguing book, with great writing.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for a signed paperback copy of the book. The giveaway is US/CA only.