A LOOK AT THE ELVIS FILES VOLUME 2 (1957 - 1959)
There are thousands of books written about Elvis Presley and each year see’s more and more titles added to the plethora of books released around the world. But there are only a very small amount that can be called essential reading and even fewer that deserve to be known as great.
So what about the series of books called “The Elvis Files”? Author Erik Lorentzen calls them a labour of love (something you would expect any writer to say about his own work), I have not been able to obtain a copy of the first release back in April 2010, but after receiving the second volume of the 6 part series, 1957 – 1959 (the first release was vol 3 1960 – 1964), I can only agree 100% that this really is a labour of love from the author..................
By Lee Dawson Elvis Express Radio
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Quality costs, but is usually worth it. This principle is amply illustrated by the second volume of The Elvis Files. Those of you familiar with the first volume released last year (which covered the 1960-64 period) will know that unlike most books about Elvis (and the number is incalculable), this is a book worthy of serious consideration, though weighing in a almost 3.5 kg and running well in excess of 500 pages, it is neither for the physically weak nor the faint-hearted. And when I say it is coffee-table size, I mean that almost literally!
As mentioned, very few of the innumerable Elvis books are worth a toss. Overall, Elvis has not been well-served by those who chose to write about him. Most writers were not only self-serving but worse, in the main their work lacked rigour or originality..........
© 2011 (Dr.)Gordon Minto - NOW DIG THIS, February 2011 | READ FULL REVIEW