Elvis in the Morning
Harcourt, 2001 - 328 страница
Orson is a young boy whose mother works at a U.S. Army base in Germany in the 1950s. There, he becomes a fan of a G.I. stationed at the base, one Elvis Presley, whose music is played over and over on the radio. When Orson is caught stealing recordings of Elvis's tunes from the PX, the attendant publicity catches the star's attention, and he comes to visit his young fan. Thus begins a lifelong friendship. As Elvis's career rockets ever higher and his behavior becomes ever more erratic, the two share many adventures. The sixties explode, and Elvis becomes the icon of the nation, while Orson, a college demonstrator, drifts away from regular life while looking for something of substance to believe in. Each man is an emblem of his time, as social conventions crumble, barriers fall, and the cultural landscape changes forever.
A panorama of change and dissent, of the ability of friends to stay true despite distance and time,Elvis in the Morning portrays a nation in change and the effects of celebrity on innocence.
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Orson practiced a drummer's exercise on his mother's head with his fingers until she lightly brushed them away . He moved his fingers to Priscilla's head . “ Did you have a nice dinner ? ” Francie wanted to know . “ Oh yes !
He bowed his head and turned it left to right . “ Thank you , thank ” He sat down and sang “ Hound Dog . ” Again the applause , now routine . He sat down a third time but stopped and turned his head . “ Lamar . Lamar ?
Orson swung the chair hard on the head of the nearest man . The second lunged at his feet . From the third man . “ Sheeyit ! That fucker ... hit me ! Hit me hard . ” The first man dropped his magazine and stood up .
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ELVIS IN THE MORNINGКоментар посетиоца странице - Kirkus
The fresh and amusing, if somewhat unfocused, story of an idealistic young man's lifelong friendship with the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The storyline on surface seems to have sprung from the mind of some ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
Elvis in the morningКоментар посетиоца странице - Not Available - Book Verdict
Fast on the heels of Spytime, National Review founder and former Firing Line host Buckley presents his 14th novel. This lackluster affair is filled with so little energy that one suspects that the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију