James Dean the Mutant King Author:David Dalton This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock 'n' roll's politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and perfor... more »mances, and the product of still unequalled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its subject.« less
BRILLIANT. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. I've been a Dean fan for quite some time and was very pleased with this book. 'Mutant King' focuses a lot on Dean's early work and career on broadway and on television and of course covers his short film history. Quite a detailed study on Dean's psyche.