5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A well balanced account of Lee's life and work,
This review is from: Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit (Paperback)
The authour is a musician by trade and has an insight into the price of fame, a theme which runs throughout this book. Split into three sections the book outlines Lee's life, his relationship with women and his fighting spirit.
Lee's biography has been told and re-told many times but Thomas is not afraid to portray Lee as a somewhat tragic figure. Always looking to be accepted but never really achieving world wide fame until after his death. At times his self confidence spills over to arrogance and Thomas deals with Lee's complex character in a well researched and balanced way. However, it is the role of Lee as a martial artist and his rejection of traditional methods which led to the creation of Jeet Kune Do, which is more interesting.
One draw back is that many of the quotes attributed to Lee and others are widely taken from many videos available, but as a single volume account of the life of one of cinemas and martial arts true icons the book is an excellent starting point for anyone looking into the life of a man who died 30 years ago.