i have lots of books about jim. in 2009 after i saw the oliver stone movie for the first time, i couldn't believe that this guy who i heard was such a genius was actually a raving drunk as he was portrayed. so, i went to amazon and ordered 'riders on the storm' and from there i bought almost every book i could about jim and about the doors.
i think my favorite book in terms of learning about what made jim morrison who he was was "the lizard king was here" which is a book by mark opsasnick who is extremely detailed oriented. it's about jim's time in alexandria virginia. the first part of the book is a little dry and too detailed, but, as it goes on, you learn a lot about the area and he interviewed school friends of jim.
it's amazing to think that each book has a unique take on who he was. it's hard to know what is 'true' and what isn't, but there are common threads.
i just got my copy of the doors unhinged. i can't wait to read it!
...no time to wallow in the mire...