Strange Days: My Life with and Without Jim Morrison

Strange Days: My Life with and Without Jim Morrison

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by Patricia Kennealy

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Science fiction and fantasy writer Kennealy, who married Jim Morrison in 1970, offers an overwritten but revealing account of her two-year relationship with the Doors' lead singer. Photos. (May)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Seekers of revelatory tales, insights, and experiences that enhance rather than obscure the Lizard King mosaic will relish this account. Kennealy, a practicing witch and author ( The Hawk's Gray Feather , LJ 3/15/90), met Morrison during her stint as editor of Jazz and Pop in 1969. Until his death in 1971, Kennealy and Morrison pursued a physically, emotionally, and spiritually intense relationship, the symbolic culmination of which was their exchange of Celtic wedding vows. Kennealy is brutally honest about everything: her witchcraft; her pregnancy by Morrison and subsequent abortion; the codependent, convoluted relationship between Morrison and Pamela Courson; Courson's significant role in Morrison's heroin-induced death; and the cinematic travesty perpetrated by Oliver Stone in his recent movie The Doors (1991). Throughout, Kennealy vents her Celtic spleen, rages, weeps, and exalts in her love for and by Morrison, while weaving a beautiful tapestry of their short but seemingly eternal spiritual bond. In the process, she illuminates Morrison the lover, poet, and artist. The recent flock of Morrison biographies and picture books are pretenders to the insights and perspectives offered here.-- Barry Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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