Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Top ten Elvis Presley books

Robert Fontenot, Jr. is an entertainment critic and journalist, and the About.com guide to oldies music.

Two books from his top 10 list of Elvis Presley books:
"Last Train To Memphis" and "Careless Love," Peter Guralnick

The best of the in-depth attempts to understand Elvis as all things to all people, Guralnick's two-volume, 1600-page monster (the post-Army Careless Love being the second half) offers painstaking (and sometimes painful) detail on what life the King was, in fact, leading while worshipped from afar. Sort of a rise-and-fall tale that substitutes The Pelvis for the Roman Empire, and often cited as the greatest rock and roll biograohy ever written, it's a must for any Elvis fan.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue