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by Jim Cherry
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Jim Cherry
  • ISBN:
    1413495400
  • ISBN13:
    978-1413495409
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  • Publisher:
    Xlibris (September 10, 2008)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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The Last Stage is a very well written, excellently thought out and extremely well structured book; set at the opportune . Here's a very interesting novel written by Jim Cherry.

I had a smile on my face through much of the book, and sometimes laughed out loud. The Last Stage" is a young man's journey,Michael Gray,his quest for a more exciting life, his foray into rock music, almost as an accident, and his struggle to find his own identity.

Then Michael Night and the band meet their destines on the stage of the Whisky a-go-go! And when it's all over Michael Night is afforded the last stage he. .

Then Michael Night and the band meet their destines on the stage of the Whisky a-go-go! And when it's all over Michael Night is afforded the last stage he ha. Michael Night is an aging professional student looking for a way out of a small town, and away from a loving girlfriend who increasingly wants more from him. And he's also a Doors fan with ambition. But he doesn't know how to act upon it, or even admit them to himself, until, inspired by friends who tell him he looks like Jim Morrison, and a chance meeting with Ray Manzarek he takes a chance on his dream and starts a Doors cover band.

Jim Cherry captures the scratchy echoes of a distant era, when the Lizard King, Jim Morrison, lived and died

Jim Cherry captures the scratchy echoes of a distant era, when the Lizard King, Jim Morrison, lived and died. The Last Stage is the tale of fan's obsession with the music, his dreams, his fears - it reads like a twisted memoir, flashes of fine writing swirling like a psychedelic solo by Ray Manzarek. Read it and light your fire. Dec 30, 2014 Mallory Smart rated it it was amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but I wasn't disappointed.

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Cherry was born James Paul Cherry III in Simi Valley, California, United States. He was one of the five original members of the band Strung Out, playing bass guitar. He was also part of the initial lineup of the band Pulley, playing guitar.

No, I write books that others make into movies. I’m a writer in the old fashioned sense of the term, L’escritor. He said, with a flourish, writing in the air with a finger.

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Michael Night is an aging professional student looking for a way out of a small town, and away from a loving girlfriend who increasingly wants more from him. And he's also a Doors fan with ambition. But he doesn't know how to act upon it, or even admit them to himself, until, inspired by friends who tell him he looks like Jim Morrison, and a chance meeting with Ray Manzarek he takes a chance on his dream and starts a Doors cover band. He sidetracks a band on their road to fame, and together they experience the exhilaration of being a Rock n' Roll band on tour, from the long hours, the agents, the travel, the groupies, record company executives and the growing ego of Michael Night, until they're offered the gig of their Rock n' Roll dreams. On the road Michael meets and falls in love with Caitlin Stewart, daughter of legendary guitarist Jerry Osprey, but she doesn't trust his motives, does he truly love her, or is she a career move for Michael? Or even a collectible? They're carried to the doors of stardom when the band plays in Los Angeles where Michael meets former child star Jimmy Stark who shows him the monster fame, celebrity and stardom can be, crashing studios and parties Michael assembles an entourage of has been's and wanna be's . Then Michael Night and the band meet their destines on the stage of the Whisky a-go-go! And when it's all over Michael Night is afforded the last stage he has.

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An absolutely incredible book! Love how the writer brings about a very believable story and truly makes it REAL! Of course his knowledge of the Doors is uncontested and he is able to bring the reader into his world. This story, at least to me, touches on how impactful The Doors were and are. The main character is striving for Jim Morrison's success but he does not have Jim's uniqueness and that was the one thing Jim had(among other things). It also is a book about living and being yourself! In other words..."True to his own spirit" Peace
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Michael Gray, the protagonist of this story, doesn't just want to front a Doors tribute band- he wants to actually become Jim Morrison; living and performing the life that Jim led.
By just glancing at this book and its blurb, one could mistake it as a tale written by a Doors fan for a Doors fan- and although that's a part of it- in the whole it's no such thing. This is a story about idolisation and of wanting to become that idol, to the degree that one loses themselves in the process. So what better icon to use as the basis for this story than Jim Morrison? The true idol of generations who exceeded being pigeon holed into simply a music icon. Jim's magic. A myth. A legend. A god. That's who Michael Gray wants to be.

The Last Stage is a very well written, excellently thought out and extremely well structured book; set at the opportune time of the start of the nineties, when The Doors were more cult famous than long term super famous, and before cover bands were ten a penny, the narrative is interspersed with gig reviews and sub-stories, which all together create a multi-faceted tale.

I had a smile on my face through much of the book, and sometimes laughed out loud. Anyone who has ever been into rock 'n' roll will surely recognise a part of themselves in Gray and the other come-to-life characters. Each of us has surely had a music icon that we worshipped in our formative years- and often, as much as we're still inspired by those stars, by the time we're into our thirties and beyond, we realise a lot of the fan worship is also a crock, and we can start to poke fun at our idols, whilst still being inspired by them. A fitting theme for a book in our modern culture of everyone wanting to be famous- rather than being successful at something they've created themselves for the sake of creating.

Anyone who's ever been in love with Jimi or Joplin or Vicious or Marley or Kurt or Winehouse... will love this book. Seeing as Morrison was my own personal 'saviour' in my youth, I certainly bought into this book, but I don't think that makes me prejudiced. In fact, rather than having Doors songs running through my head whilst reading it, my mind was instead plagued by Radiohead, with Thom Yorke singing: “I wish it was the sixties, I wish I could be happy... I wanna be Jim Morrison!”
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Here's a very interesting novel written by Jim Cherry. "The Last Stage" is a young man's journey,Michael Gray,his quest for a more exciting life, his foray into rock music, almost as an accident, and his struggle to find his own identity. Ironically,it happens with the medium of a Doors tribute band, as Michael "becomes" Jim Morrison on stage. It's a very flowing, easy read, and a very believable story - it puts you right there on the road with Michael and his band (or shall I say the band AND Michael ?)."The Last Stage" tells the tales of what some people would dismiss as "second rate musicians", or imitators, travelling around the country in lousy clubs, having equally lousy or complicated relationships, sex (or lack of), ego games, and so on, It can appeal to Doors fans who will recognize subtle nods to the band's career (Jim Cherry is a Doors scholar who put out a very documented and factual book, "The Doors Examined ").It can appeal to music fans in general, and most importantly, it can appeal to any avid reader. Because there are many existential questions this book puts forward. When do we become our own? When do we find balance and meaning in our lives, if there is any ? When do you we know we have learned from experience ? Do we have to give up our dreams, and when, or hold on to them, no matter what ? Who knows, but reading novels like this one is a recognition of the inner confusion a lot of people feel, and doubts that are, if not universal, ALMOST universal, very widespread. And in that respect, it's a very comforting book. Recommended.