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The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem

The King is Dead Tales of Elvis Postmortem Elvis dead since August is everywhere On postage stamps and CDs scrawled on Kuwaiti walls during the Persian Gulf war waking up the astronauts with his songs branded onto our politics c

  • Title: The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Postmortem
  • Author: Paul M. Sammon
  • ISBN: 9780385312530
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elvis, dead since August 16, 1977, is everywhere On postage stamps and CDs, scrawled on Kuwaiti walls during the Persian Gulf war, waking up the astronauts with his songs, branded onto our politics, culture, and art and inspiring thirty one authors in this star studded collection of contemporary writing Joyce Carol Oates s signature themes of frustration, violence, andElvis, dead since August 16, 1977, is everywhere On postage stamps and CDs, scrawled on Kuwaiti walls during the Persian Gulf war, waking up the astronauts with his songs, branded onto our politics, culture, and art and inspiring thirty one authors in this star studded collection of contemporary writing Joyce Carol Oates s signature themes of frustration, violence, and the search for identity resurface in the wittily titled but fundamentally chilling short story Elvis Is Dead Why Are You Alive Roger Ebert reviews Elvis s only good movie both Harlan Ellison and Chet Williamson offer fanciful stories that share a common protagonist Elvis s dead at birth twin, Jesse and a common theme What if Jesse had lived And Lawrence Block brings back Bernie Rhodenbarr, the hero of his acclaimed mystery series, in a clever caper to photograph Graceland s secret second floor A commentary on American life from Graceland to the White House, from Love Me Tender to the heart s secret desires, this offbeat and unpredictable anthology explores the myth of Elvis as a reflection of our nation, our dreams, and ourselves it brings vividly to life the King s all pervasive influence on American culture.

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    About "Paul M. Sammon"

    1. Paul M. Sammon

      Paul M Sammon has written for The Los Angeles Times, The American Cinematographer, Cahiers Du Cinema and Cinifantastique His fiction has appeared in many collections and he is editor of the best selling American Splatterpunks series As a film maker Paul M Sammon has produced, edited and directed dozens of documentaries on films such as Platoon, Dune and Robocop He is the author of Future Noir The Making of Blade Runner and his latest book is about the making of the movie Starship Trooper directed by Paul Robocop Verhoeven.

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    1. I only read one of the short stories in this book - Bubba Ho-Tep! And it was great! Joe R. Lansdale can really paint a picture! If you liked the movie, you'll love this short tale!


    2. I am so glad that I found this book. Some of the stories are lacking a bit, but the ones by Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep) and Harlan Ellison are worth the five stars alone.


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