If you're a Lennon or Beatles fan, this book is a gift. It's simply the best look at John Lennon's post-Beatles music I've seen. There are other texts that address Lennon's solo work, but, because they are generally broader in scope or somehow focused more on less intense aspects, none are really able to approach the intelligence, sophistication, and thoroughness of this book. By focusing all of his attention on Lennon (unlike say, the equally superb "Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium"), Blaney is able to provide much personal insight as well as detailed information about individual albums and songs. Of course you won't agree with all of his opinions, but that's half the fun. He has drawn upon many sources for this book, the result being that in the last few days I've learned from this single volume more about Lennon's solo output than I'd ever known. Much of this info, too, refreshes things I had long forgotten. It's the same, by the way, with Mr. Blaney's other Beatles discography, McCartney's "The Songs He Was Singing".
Perhaps his next edition will be a look at the music of George Harrison. It would probably be too much to expect a similar book from Blaney dealing with The Beatles' catalogue. Such a thing would be massive, and probably take many years to complete, but it sure would be nice to have a chance to listen to that book as well.