The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison
Poet, shaman, Dionysian drunk, and druggie, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison quickly achieved cult status after his death in 1971. In The Lizard King, Jerry Hopkins reassesses Jim Morrison's life and provides fresh insights into this powerful and troubled talent, considering him as a human being rather than the myth he has become. At the heart of the book is a series of interviews with Morrison by journalists Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Richard Goldstein, and others. Published uncut, they present a previously unseen Morrison: articulate, intelligent, witty, even self-deprecating. Hopkins includes updates on the people the "erotic politician" left behind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Joe73 - LibraryThing
It is hard not to admire Morrison in some sense. Thoughtful, creative and talented. But in reality this guy was a spoiled brat who just threw temper tantrums because he did not get his own way. Give a ... Read full review
THE LIZARD KING: The Essential Jim MorrisonUser Review - Kirkus
Highly slanted but involving bio of Jim Morrison. If Morrison were around today, he would probably chuckle at the gargantuan size he's been blown up to. Here, Hopkins (Yoko Ono, 1987, etc ... Read full review