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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“ Well now , look here , I thought it would be nice if you and your girlfriend Priscilla— " “ She's not exactly my girlfriend , she's just my best friend . ” Elvis laughed . “ That's nice . Yeah , you got to be careful of this ...
He had to proceed as though she knew everything , so that her questions would seem mere banter , not desperate attempts to grope with ignorance . “ That was a very nice hotel , wasn't it ? ” she asked now . Il “ It certainly was .
You might wanna take the one with the red wallpaper and black silk . It's real nice , man , real nice . Charlie , you can stay too , if you want . ” 32 Bel Air , August 1966 CHARLIE HAD HIS OWN 186 William F. Buckley Jr.
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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