Jim Morrison - singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent - is here in all his complexity, the brilliant and obsessive disciple of darkness who rejected authority and probed the bounds of reality to see what would happen. Jim Morrison was lead singer of "The Doors", one of the most popular and controversial rock groups of the late sixties. Worshipped by the fans, hated by the establishment, hounded by the media, Morrison stood for all the unpredictable and forbidden excitement that youth dreamed of.
This book strips bare the facts from the fantasies of his life and mysterious death in Paris in 1971, exposing the myth-maker who was both hailed as a poet of the counter culture and reviled as a corruptor of youth. This is the story of a reckless genius who shot like a rocket through the musical sky and fell into burning fragments as his life finally went out of control.