Doors Photographer & Intimate Paul Ferrara Joins Others To Praise New Study of Jim Morrison's Poetry

Creator of iconic Doors images and personal friend of Jim Morrison teams with Doors expert David Shiang and Doors biographer James Riordan to endorse William Cook's GAZE INTO THE ABYSS: THE POETRY OF JIM MORRISON
Published September 2015
Published September 2015
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NEWPORT, R.I. - Sept. 3, 2015 - PRLog -- Pop culture icon and sixties rocker Jim Morrison considered himself a poet first and foremost above all other things.

In Gaze Into the Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison, William Cook brilliantly examines Morrison's written work in all its beauty and complexity, providing rich insight into Morrison's influences, themes, and poetic vision.

Iconic Doors photographer Paul Ferrara, who was also one of Morrison's best friends, says of the book: "No other rock poet went so deep into his soul. That is what separates Jim Morrison from the rest. Jim and his words were timeless and reached deep into those people who got it, turning them into worshipers. Even the new generations get it. This book by William Cook finally address the phenomena that was Jim Morrison the poet."

Ferrara is seconded by internationally-known Doors expert David Shiang, who in his Introduction comments: "William Cook has written an admirable analysis of Jim Morrison’s poetry, taking us far beyond the sophomoric judgments of most music journalists and critics."

Finally James Riordan, author of Break on Through: The Life & Death of Jim Morrison (called the most objective and definitive Morrison biography by the New York Times Book Review), has this to say: "Gaze Into the Abyss ... offers new and valuable insights into Morrison's writing. Jim's poetic gift was often ignored and certainly not fully appreciated while he lived and I, for one, am grateful for this in-depth look."

All in all, Gaze Into the Abyss comprises a work no serious Doors or Jim Morrison fan will want to pass up.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Cook lives in New Zealand and is best known as the author of critically-acclaimed macabre fiction. His books include the novel Blood Related, the short story collection Dreams of Thantos, and the poetry collection Corpus Delicti.

Gaze Into the Abyss is available in Paper ($14.99) and Kindle ($2.99) editions.

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