Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson

Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson

Randall Sullivan / Jul 16, 2019

Untouchable The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson Untouchable portrays Michael Jackson s life and death in unprecedented depth Beginning with his last departure from Neverland Sullivan captures Jackson s final years shuttling around the world and p

  • Title: Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson
  • Author: Randall Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780802119629
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Untouchable portrays Michael Jackson s life and death in unprecedented depth Beginning with his last departure from Neverland, Sullivan captures Jackson s final years shuttling around the world, and plans to recapture his wealth and reputation with a comeback album and planned series of fifty mega concerts Sullivan delves deep into Jackson s past, depicting a man both naUntouchable portrays Michael Jackson s life and death in unprecedented depth Beginning with his last departure from Neverland, Sullivan captures Jackson s final years shuttling around the world, and plans to recapture his wealth and reputation with a comeback album and planned series of fifty mega concerts Sullivan delves deep into Jackson s past, depicting a man both naive and deeply cunning, a devoted father whose parenting decisions created international outcry, a shrewd businessman whose failures nearly brought down a megacorporation, and an inveterate narcissist who desperately wanted a quiet, normal life Sullivan has never before reported information about Jackson s business dealings, the pedophilia allegations that besmirched his reputation, and the fate of his billion dollar plus estate, and exclusive access to inner circle figures including Jackson s former attorneys and managers Untouchable is a remarkable portrait of the man who still reigns as King of Pop A dishy Michael Jackson biography that makes the exhaustively covered King of Pop fascinating all over again People The first deep dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop s convoluted final years on earth Untouchable helps cast Jackson in a new light Los Angeles Times A tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations never heard before ABC Nightline

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    1. I want to make clear that the author Randall Sullivan was not a fan of Michael Jackson's when he started to write this book. He was a past Rolling Stone editor and that magazine judged MJ rather harshly at times. He became sympathetic to this great entertainer and man during his research for this book as he publicly stated. This book often delves into Michael Jackson's business and management issues in detail. Sources cited often had been fired or eventually sued MJ. There are some inaccuracies. [...]


    2. Poor Michael Jackson. The man spent his entire life being picked apart in the public eye, only to recapture the deification he craved so deeply - in death. Sullivan's reporting of Jackson's life helped me understand, from a significant distance, his personality and the circus that surrounded him, which is one of the book's big positives. In the last years of his life and even to the present, reporting on Jackson's life, actions and whereabouts usually took the form of breathless Perez Hilton pos [...]


    3. I had a very hard time reading this, and I've read many, many Michael Jackson books. Sullivan mixes a whole lot of fiction with a little bit of fact. There are some enjoyable parts, most notably, his details of Michael's time in Ireland after the not guilty verdict in the 2005 molestation trial. I really don't see how a 'non fan' can read this without their head spinning with all the events and people swirling around Michael during this time period. Sullivan also ends this interpretation of the [...]


    4. For those who aren't Michael Jackson insane but definite fans, Untouchable was chock full of gossipy tid bits and the real medical, psychological, and monetary Michael Jackson suffered with his entire life. The author is a fan and doesn't seem to believe Michael molested the kids, but is far enough to be critical of many of his moves. Since his life is so overly-covered, I was really happy that this work tried to focus on post 2003 since it allowed you to get a more in depth look at his downfall [...]


    5. This book is just MORE TABLOID TRASH in my opinion, Vanity Fair published excerpts from this book in their October 14th 2012 issue. There was more fiction than fact. It also did NOT make the New York Times Best Sellers List either. There are 114 Reviews rating this Book a 1 star on . Sullivan says in his book that "A bandage covers MJ's nose which is so cut away that, without a prosthetic, it looked like little more than a pair of slightly ridged nostrils." That is totally false! The Full Autops [...]


    6. I debated whether I should admit here to reading this book, partly because I generally don't list the, well, less-than-highbrow books that I read (and I do read some) and partly because I've seen the scathing reviews of the book posted here and elsewhere by what I can only assume are MJ's devoted fans. But here's the thing: I would never have picked up a 776-page book about Jackson if I was not myself a fan of his, albeit one who has never known quite what to believe about the last 20 years of h [...]


    7. This is a book that took me awhile. I had plowed through half of it months ago, then put the bookmark in it and it sat on my living room table for two months. I made headway on vacation, but only earlier in the week did I have the impetus to finish it. It's a lot of reading, a lot of business transactions that are both startling and puzzling, and a lot of Michael Jackson being taken advantage of. Yes, the child molestation charges are addressed, as is his death at the hands of that charlatan Dr. [...]


    8. If you ever wanted a comprehensive look at the last few years of Michael Jackson's life, this is it. Randall Sullivan does an amazing job at filling in the blanks, going from the celebrated entertainer's last trial for child molesting and pedophile sex to his mysterious "accidental" death at the hands of an M.D. who broke nearly every rule in the book. The problem is, Randall Sullivan is not really a man who knows or cares about the world of Michael Jackson. Unlike Randy Taraborelli, he's not a [...]


    9. This book loses stars to its insane length. Most of the focus is on Jackson's later life, and I was hoping to read more about his early/teen years, as bad as they were. Jackson started out life with 14 strikes against him. It has served to rehabilitate Jackson's image in my mind a bit - not to say that he wasn't batshit crazy, that much is well-known. The book reveals some of the causes of Jackson's manias and how he could never seem to escape the demands of his extremely fucked-up family. The b [...]


    10. Since I've read just about every well- researched story on Michael Jackson, I read this book, too. Most of the information has been previously reported or documented in other print media and on the cable news and entertainment shows. However, there were some new (to me) details about the inner dysfunctional workings of Jackson family members and these details salvaged what would otherwise have been a long, repetitive and mediocre book.


    11. sadly this had the potential of a phenomenal book- loaded with interesting (and some tragic ) facts. Many things that no one knew- a true inside look at a fascinating life cut short. However, the author threw it together like a sloppy mess. it seemed as if he wrote each chapter as he acquired the information and never bothered to go back to put it in chronological order. I guess you can say the book died tragically with MJ. If you are patient and/or good at skimming it is interesting.


    12. This was a challenging read because of its minute details and zealous analysis of the Michael Jackson myths and realities. I skipped through a lot of the legal issues that comprise a good part of the book, and tried to keep track of the scattered timeline.


    13. He was not a pedophile. He was a good entertainer. The entire Jackson family is messed up. Jackson was a caring soul, He will not be remembered like Elvis. The book is good but too, too long


    14. This book exhaused me. At nearly 750+ pages, it detailed every single detail of Michael Jackson's last four years of life. While I appreciated the attention to detail, it was overwhelming.


    15. A bit heavy going in places, but with many interesting and a surprising amount of information I hadn't read elsewhere. A lot of negative reviews on and other places stem from the fact that this isn't 100% all about how great Michael Jackson was although the author does state that for what it's worth Michael Jackson was innocent of any charges against him.The court stuff is pretty heavy going, and despite being a Jackson fan, I struggled to get through this book in a hurry. Would still recommend [...]


    16. Sad and sordid. I *think* it was unbiased. I could not keep up with most of the business stuff, it was so complex and convoluted.



    17. If there’s ever a soul I wish to ‘rest in peace,’ its Michael Jackson’s. The loneliness, the heartache, the pain, the betrayal, the deceit, the demands that this brother felt allowed him no peace while on this earth. A shame. A shame since he’s brought the world nothing but joy, happiness and hope; sharing his gift with us up until his untimely death.Michael wasn't a freak, he wasn't a pedophile, he wasn't crazy or a monster. He was a gifted artist; a man hidden behind his other worldl [...]


    18. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars because it was much longer than it needed to be. Other than this, I am not sure why Michael Jackson fans are in an uproar over this book. In my opinion, there is not anything in it that is new nor shocking. What I liked about it was the author was for the most part fair. Yes he used TMZ as a resource but in my opinion, those subjects that TMZ were mentioned were a very minimal care factor.Do I think Michael Jackson was dependent on medication? Yes. But so is a lot of p [...]


    19. There are other, better books about MJ's life. This one bounced around in time and spent too much time on boring details.



    20. This is an exhaustive, detailed look at the life of Michael jackson, with the focus on his later years. The potrait that emerges is a fascinating, complex one of a tortured man who was a good father, a delusional egomaniac and a man who measured success in money and gold albums. And that’s just for startersTo gain some understanding into the troubled superstar, Sullivan seem to think we need to look at the various individuals who surrounded Jackson in an effort to bask in his fame and money. A [...]


    21. The sad story of a boy-man, trained and driven as a moneymaking machine so devastatingly by his sociopathic, abusive father who deprived him of love, and his morally equivocal mother, that he spent his adult life trying to regain his lost childhood. Creating a haven he called Neverland, and adopting Peter Pan’s nose and employing destructive amounts of plastic surgery to transform himself into a raceless, ageless alien, Jackson was too frightened to have his own children in case they resembled [...]


    22. I enjoyed some parts of this book. I like hearing about musicians and their life when they are famous. I also had questions about what really happened with Michael Jackson regarding sex with boys and regarding his death. While this book presents a lot of information about those topics, I'm not sure I know more than I did, before I listened to it.The reader did a fine job, but I think there was something done with the editing that made the production tedious. It seems much of the natural pausing [...]


    23. I've seen a lot of negative reaction to this book from fans, one-star reviews that drop the word "tabloid" and such. I'm not sure if they just blanched at Michael not coming off as an unambiguous saint, or if they just didn't read this at all. Untouchable is a balanced, exhaustive book attempting to fill in the black hole of awareness in MJ's life between 2001 and 2009, and it does so with both honesty and dignity.This is definitely not the book about Michael's artistry that the world deserves. [...]


    24. A fascinating but complex book. Sometimes the shenanigans done by the Jackson family are difficult to follow. This book centers more on Michael's later life, but I found the most interesting part to be Michael's development and the hell his father put him through in the name of "showbiz". It's extremely sad how he was basically forced to support his far less talented (with the possible exception of Janet) family and how they clung to him for everything but the right reasons.I think if Michael ha [...]


    25. A biography of Michael Jackson, focusing on the last years, but giving a overview of his earlier years a well. Michael grew up as an artist from a very early age - with an abusive father and very little opportunity to have a normal childhood. At the same time, he was incredibly talented. This allowed him to be hugely successful and escape the clutches of his background partly.In the book Michael comes off as emotionally twisted, and a totally insane way of spending money -- insane enough to get [...]


    26. I'm a fan and had been convinced by other fans' protestations about this book. So much that is written about MJ is poorly researched and judgemental, making sweeping statements just because they have been established through frequent repitition, and not through fact. So I was pleasantly surprised. Sullivan is committed to painting a fair portrait, one that is almost unbearably sad and not totally sympathetic, but accurate overall. Overall. Some details are still sloppy - Sullivan states MJ wore [...]


    27. What a talent. What a family. What a waste. In a detailed, almost too detailed an account, Sullivan brings the life and death of Michael Jackson to his readers with skill and an overall grasp of the unique confluence of talent, mental anguish, hubris, and greed that was the world that Jackson occupied: a saga that shows no sign of letting up years after his death. For most of the book, Sullivan is the objective reporter, but as he takes us closer to Jackson's trials and tribulations with his lov [...]


    28. Refraining from making this review about the Jackson family and Michael, specifically, I think it's best served that the focus be on how Sullivan presents the timeline of events regarding "the strange life and tragic death" of MJ.Sullivan chooses to hop around back and forth throughout Jackson's life and the legal events that occurred posthumously. At first, this approach can be somewhat confusing in that it can be difficult to keep track of what year he is specifically detailing at the time. Li [...]


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