No One Here Gets Out Alive

No One Here Gets Out Alive

Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed "the bounds of reality to see what would happen..." Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely p Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed...

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Title:No One Here Gets Out Alive
Author:Danny Sugerman
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Genres:Music
ISBN:No One Here Gets Out Alive
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

No One Here Gets Out Alive Reviews

  • Greg
    Oct 01, 2009
    For about a two month period of time in 11th grade I thought that The Doors were a really good band, and that Jim Morrison was not a douche bag. It was one of the dark times of my life. I read this book then and really liked it. Thinking back on it I know it's not a very good book, nor...
  • Jonathan
    Apr 02, 2007
    Jim Morrison is a captivating character to read about when you're 13 years old. I saw a teenager reading it on a train recently, and told him that it might change his life. I could have told him the truth about Morrison, and how he was just a poser masquerading as a worthy icon, but he...
  • Matt
    Mar 06, 2013
    Passable only for my abiding love of all things Doors and Morrison (not always the same thing, y'unnerstand) and not because of any real depth or insight. Sugerman's got his obsequious head shoved straight up the ol' Lizard King's...er...throne that you can hardly see daylight but...
  • Eric Althoff
    Jan 29, 2009
    I am of the opinion that most rock biographies are identical: From humble beginnings, the talented-though-unstable musician rises through hardship and adversity to the heights of stardom, where he experiences success and drugs/booze/women, and then falls gradually or swiftly from grace...
  • Ben
    Nov 16, 2007
    When I was a pre-teen I thought this is what cool was. ...
  • Mark
    Jun 01, 2009
    This is the first book I'm putting in my books that changed everything shelf. I first saw a girl reading this on the bus from school in the 70s. She must've been in high school and I had the vague sense that it was something illicit, part of the drug culture. I also remember a newspape...
  • Andy
    Apr 28, 2009
    In the early Eighties there were two bios everybody owned: Edie and this, the Jim Morrison bio. I'm a mid-level Doors fan (liked the first four albums and then, goodbye!) but I like any book that chronicles the old Sixties psych scene and this book doesn't disappoint. If you can handle...
  • Jim Cherry
    Jan 31, 2009
    No One Here Gets Out Alive probably deserves a couple more stars on this review for its place in Rock ?n? Roll history. After all it provided a resurrection for The Doors and Jim Morrison, as well as laying out the Morrison mythology and opening The Doors for the next generation of...
  • Stacey
    Sep 29, 2008
    I was a huge doors fan when I was a teenager and I read this book over and over again. I mean I kept it tied up with string to keep it together. I think if Jim Morrison were alive today he'd be on one the reality tv shows still reciting his poetry in a drunken stupor fighting with Dann...
  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 29, 2008
    In the age of flower power, the Summer of Love and an era in which a generation sought peace not war, The Doors came out of the darker corners of man's desire. Harbingers of evil? No. This is about the conduits of humanity in all its beauty and horror. The Doors embodied yin and...
  • Bill
    Dec 16, 2008
    I am a long-time Doors fan. I own all their music and still include it in my music rotation - nearly 40 years after my first exposure to them. Morrison was a very bright man cursed with uncommonly good looks and a ferocious thirst for large quantities of whiskey. The latter led him to ...
  • Andrew
    Apr 07, 2009
    My friend Keith recommended this book to me when we were 13 years old. I thought it was great. Morrison was so charismatic. Because Morrison read Nietszche, I went & got the Viking Portable Nietszche & read "Thus Spake Zarathustra". And when my brother asked me what I wanted fo...
  • Dan O'Keefe
    Jan 13, 2010
    It's Jim Morrison! I was surprised (not really) at how similar his choices in literature was to me. Nietzsche, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Artaud, and a helluva lot more. The man was really an enigma to a lot of people; I think most people assume that he was just this druggie/dr...
  • Cormac Zoso
    Apr 06, 2012
    This is the book that is responsible for making the three surviving members of The Doors rich beyond their dreams. When this came out way back in 1980, The Doors were a band many people had heard of but in general (readers please note i said 'in general') were not one mentioned in the ...
  • Pavlina Radoslavova
    Mar 22, 2015
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  • Amanda
    Oct 01, 2009
    I used to be obsessed with Morrison, he was such a troubled genius, although I think most are. Absolutely love the Doors, have all their music. His lyrics are like nothing I've ever heard, the darkness and the insight. Did you know he got the name The Doors from Huxley's The Doors of P...
  • Amanda
    Mar 27, 2011
    Jim Morrison was a very interesting man. It is hard to see who he truly was just by reading a biography on him. But he was explained to be a very philosophical man who was living in the wrong time. Who wrote lyrics that were supposibly beautiful but could only make sense in his own sou...
  • Kimberly
    Oct 23, 2010
    I read this book in 1987 when a huge Doors fan in my high school science class loaned me a cassette tape of music that would forever change what I thought about fire, and pretty much everything else. It became a part of my permanent collection of books and I read it a second time in Au...
  • Metáfora
    Mar 02, 2011
    Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin... ...
  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011
    Fascinating look at The Doors and mainly front man Jim Morrison. Well written too, not just a rock biography. ...
  • Zach Bartell
    Jun 13, 2011
    This is a very good book. I enjoyed reading it, and it introduced me to some of the philosophical ideas that Jim was into, like Nietzche's ideas about classical archetypes (prompting me to look further), and just generally the idea that theatrical performances are very important and ca...
  • Janina
    Jul 11, 2011
    I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of The Doors. I tried once but it's just not my music. Nevertheless, I thought I should at least read a biography of Jim Morrison. Although I don't like his music, many other musicians and bands I appreciate, have cited him as a major influence and...
  • Jamie Sigal
    Jul 29, 2011
    I was going through boxes the other day and I came across this book, the same copy I bought with the $5 my grandmother gave me for my fifteenth birthday about a million years ago. It was a hugely influential book on my life way back in the day and it was kind of funny reading it from a...
  • Sandy
    Aug 18, 2011
    When "No One Here Gets Out Alive" (the first of what by now are at least half a dozen biographies of Doors poet and singer Jim Morrison) was first published in 1980, it was a huge best-seller and very popular amongst my crowd of friends. I was urged to read the book by many of them, bu...
  • George
    Mar 13, 2015
    Read this for sophomore English. "I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.? Jim Morrison ...
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    Apr 22, 2016
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  • Justin
    Feb 17, 2014
    The most popular Doors memoir, and also the shittiest. This book reeks of Sugarman's tunnel vision obsession with Jim Morrison. It's not that the events described aren't factually correct, but you really get the sense that this book was written by a 14 year old poser who understood Jim...
  • Josh Figueroa
    Jul 11, 2014
    I too was swept up with the mysticism of Morrison as a teenager. I watched Val Kilmer's eerie turn as Jim in the Oliver Stone movie obsessively. I emulated Jim's careful, soft speech and clothing style. Leather pants get hot after a while. While I don't rag on Jim as much as pe...
  • J. Kahele
    Apr 26, 2016
    This book to me was an obsessive take from the opinion of Danny Sugerman on Jim Morrison. I found some of the words to be quite hypocritical and at times a little demeaning. The Doors popularity was gained from their uniqueness as a band, that includes the voice of Jim Morrison. To say...
  • Cwn_annwn_13
    Feb 10, 2009
    To say that many of his fans are morons that get grandiose and delusional about him is an understatement. However I still find that The Doors music stands the test of time and think Morrison was a talented and interesting guy. This book, while good, could have been a lot better. The au...