Elvis in the Morning
Harcourt, 2002 - 348 страница
This is a novel about friendship, a novel that spans the decades that changed America forever.
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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Now , that means , ” he ducked to one side so that Francie could reach into the cupboard for the cups , “ that means ... Elvis loves that “ One Night I Got Stung ” —I mean , ordering your boy not to play Elvis on his record machine !
Can you give me just a couple of straight sentences on him ? I know he was born in Europe . Everybody says he started life as a dogcatcher , ha ha— " he did . ” “ You mean literally ? ” “ I mean , as a dogcatcher .
Charlie's going over there to tell him , to tell him , I mean , that it's official . ” “ So the word hasn't gotten out ? ” “ We're waiting till Vernon gets the official word . The press people are downstairs , they've been streaming in ...
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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