Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on May 22, 2011 10:50:22 GMT
The Doors inspired novel The Last Stage became available in e-book format this week, it is now available in Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes an Noble’s Nook Books.
The e-book version was released this past Tuesday (May 17, 2011) and for Kindle sales for the day The Last Stage ranked in the top 46,401 in Kindle sales. It’s not John Grisham territory for a book but a decent debut for an indie book. Check other readers for the availability of The Last Stage, as the e-book version is formatted for most readers. Traditional hardback and paperback editions are available from the publisher through Jymsbooks, as well as reviews and an excerpt of The Last Stage.
Jim Cherry’s Last Stage takes the reader to a place he will likely know well. That of the tribute band. We have all seen these people on stage entertaining us and Jim’s look inside the world of The Doors tribute band shows us how Jim Morrison can mess with your mind even decades after death. Michael Gray (or Night if you read the earliest edition) is looking for something better. He looks like Jim Morrison, a famous rock singer and talks a rock band he encounters into joining him on the Doors tribute circuit. Little would he realise that he had mirrored Jim Morrison in more ways than he imagined. Jim Cherry is a fine writer and his strength is in telling the tale of ordinary people we all can relate to. His excellent debut ‘Becoming Angel’ and his follow up ‘The Last Stage’ both introduce us to characters we will have all met in our lives in some shape or form. He shows us that the darkness of The Doors can envelop us if we allow it and Michael Gray is swallowed up in that darkness. Any Doors tribute band should read this novel as a warning and any Doors fan should use it to put into perspective their devotion to someone who died 40 years ago. As a lifelong Doors fan I am well aware of the pitfalls of hero worship and Jim Cherry sums it up with both passion and eloquence. A powerful tale of the inherent dangers of living the life of others. Beware wishing for something as you just might get it. by Alex Patton May 2011