Enjoyable. What I liked most was how the characters are almost faithful to the real ones, and not just Paul and John, but also George and Ringo, and Brian Epstein. Some facts are totally made up (it’s fantasy, after all), others are similar to real facts, but slightly changed.
First of all, I won’t give spoilers, I’ll just talk about the plot, if you want more details I can make a post about it or we can talk through messages or chat, so message me off anon.
The main plot is this one:
Seth (John) and Peyton (Paul) are married and live in New York. They’re in a limo on their way to home when, outside their home, Seth is shot. Peyton goes through depression, and he decides to visit Seth’s shrink to cure himself. Peyton tells the doctor their whole story, from the beginning. So the story goes backwards, from the day they met, until the KYDDS (name of the band) split up.
It’s also mentioned Harrods (Brian Epstein) and his relationship with Seth (John), and the whole Spain affair (Amsterdam in the book). Seth is bisexual but closeted until 1967, when homosexuality is not illegal anymore and decide to be open about it. Peyton is straight but repressed, until he gets together with Seth in 1967.
The first part is mostly about how Peyton feels about Seth’s relationship with Harrods (Paul’s feelings towards John’s relationship with Brian Epstein). I almost felt disappointed at first cause it focuses on Seth and Harrods a lot, but also on Peyton’s jealousy. The second part is all about Seth and Peyton relationship, and how it evolves through time.
It ends in an almost creepy way, which leaves you with an interesting question.
After the end, the author confesses how the whole story is about John and Paul. He also talks about his love for the Beatles and mostly John Lennon, and how the world would be a better place if John and Paul were lovers.
I’m seriously considering the idea of contacting the author to chat about John and Paul.