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Posted October 17, 2007
The Lizard King: The Essential, by Jerry Hopkins, is a biography about a huge musical icon of the 60¿s and today, Jim Morrison. This is one of the most interesting and well written biographies that I¿ve ever read. I am a huge fan of the Doors, a band in which Jim Morrison was the lead singer of in the 60¿s. The biography gives an amazing and non-bias look into the life of Jim Morrison. The book includes interviews from both the Doors and Jim Morrison. Not only are there many people who speak about Jim and whom personally knew him and just people who interviewed or had an encounter with the twisted rock star, but there are many never before seen pictures of Jim, his friends, his family and the Doors. Jim Morrison was an extremely intelligent man. Not only was he very smart he was very good looking, crazy, and alcoholic and drug addict. He had a somewhat troubled childhood with his relationship with his parents, but he was also very different from his peers. He was smart and it seems he didn¿t always know how to handle it, so he acted out in very strange ways. He was also extremely interesting in reading, even books his college professors were impressed and astounded by, and he was interested in film. If you know anything about Jim Morrison, it¿s needless to say he was interested in drinking, even at a young age, and doing many drugs. This book goes through everything of Jim¿s life, and nothing is left out. It is still a mystery of how Jim died, but by reading this you can get a good idea. I recommend this book to anyone who loves music or is interested in the true life and experiences of a rock star and a national, as well as international, icon. I have nothing bad to say about this book at all. I truly did enjoy it and was even hard to set down because it¿s so captivating. I loved it. I also recommend No One Here Gets Out Alive, which is a book co-written by Jerry Hopkins, and Wilderness: The Lost Writing of Jim Morrison, Vol. 1 by Jim Morrison.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.