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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Lamar returned with the guitar , and Elvis sang . It was endlessly so . The porter took orders for drinks . Elvis called for a beer . Orson asked for a Coca - Cola . When time came to eat , a record player was turned on .
Backing them up was Ed Parker , Elvis's karate coach , and Jerry Schilling , sometime film editor and personnel manager for Elvis since 1964. Red West and his cousin Sonny were there , too , for protection . Elvis was well shielded ...
James Blackwood , who had performed at Gladys's funeral in August , just nineteen years ago , sang Elvis's ... so greatly admired by Elvis , recreated “ Known Only to Him , ” a song Elvis had recorded in explicit tribute to Hess himself ...
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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
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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