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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It occurred to him , a week before his birthday , to ask at the meeting of the Elvis Presley Fan Club how many of its members knew a German boy or girl who would relish owning an Elvis Presley record but could not afford to purchase one ...
7 그 Wiesbaden , January 1959 ORSON KNEW THE AREA WELL . HE REASSURED HIMSELF that if blindfolded at the entrance to Camp Pershing , he could make his way to the PX . He closed his eyes and rehearsed the geography of Thirtyseventh Army ...
Elvis had no apparent agenda in calling , but Orson knew that Elvis was simultaneously wooing Priscilla . Not in any connubial sense — Priscilla was not yet sixteen . Elvis did request Orson , in the second or third phone call ...
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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