- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Fireside; Later Printing edition (October 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684818663
- ISBN-13: 978-0684818665
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,071,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lizard King Paperback – October 1, 1995
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I purchased this thinking that Jerry Hopkins was going to clarify some things and do some penance for his first deliberately shocking, smear-job masquerading as a biography "No One Here Get's Out Alive" that he, and Morrison's "friend", the skanky little junkie "Jim is still alive!!!" Danny Sugerman, did. (It's understandable why "No One Here" was rejected by more than 100 publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. But, hey, in the end, Hopkins and Sugermans bank accounts sure made it out alive, didn't they?)
Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison is just an ugly, depressing rehash of "No One Here Get's Out Alive" and it is a waste of money.
Mr. Hopkins - please try and land some legitimate writing gigs besides "Jim Morrison was so handsome and had a unique talent but he was sure a terrible person!!!" books.
Jim Morrison was a difficult person to deal with - to put it very politely - but how long are you going to go on picking your teeth with the bones of a kid who some very serious, painful psychological and horrible, horrible drug and alcohol problems with no one to turn to for any real help. There was no help for Jim Morrison then and these issues are even difficult for people to deal with in this day and age.
Has your resentment of Jim Morrison always gone this deep? You once said you write about him because you "didn't know how his death would affect me." What'd you do? Have a big 4th of July celebration when you heard he had finally done himself in? Is that what you meant by "affect"? You and Sugerman had to have jumped for joy when "Apocalypse Now" re-popularized the song "The End". (A couple of leeches, both of you.)
Jim Morrison was a broken and humiliated man and died a lonely, painful death all at the age of 27. Is that enough for Mr. Hopkins or are you going to continue to ply the public with tales about every wrong, obnoxious thing Jim Morrison ever did? (Sad. Very sad.)
Jim Morrison fans would do better to get themselves a copy of a "Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together". You finally get to see a different side of Jim and it was written by a guy who clearly does not have some weird grudge against a troubled young man who died about 45 years ago.
I have returned my copy Hopkins' Lizard King and I am grateful that I received a full refund.
It's an incredibly intriguing and easy read. In addition to Morrison, you learn a lot about The Doors and also all the people that Jim Morrison came into contact with and influenced or was influenced by.