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Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The most comprehensive & factural story of Elvis' life from his induction into the Army to his death.

I've read dozens of Elvis books, but this one stands out for the extensive research and content about his career transactions, life with his buddies, Priscilla, personality change and his tragic death. This book has no agenda other than to present Elvis' life as factua...
I've read dozens of Elvis books, but this one stands out for the extensive research and content about his career transactions, life with his buddies, Priscilla, personality change and his tragic death. This book has no agenda other than to present Elvis' life as factually as possible.

posted by chinali on February 20, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A depressing tale

This second volume of the Elvis bio is a sad story of his descent into drugs, womanizing, conspicuous consumption, and poor professional decisions. Interestingly, there are no real villains. Even Col. Parker comes across as a sincere and successful promoter - desp...
This second volume of the Elvis bio is a sad story of his descent into drugs, womanizing, conspicuous consumption, and poor professional decisions. Interestingly, there are no real villains. Even Col. Parker comes across as a sincere and successful promoter - despite poor artistic tastes. But there are no real good guys either. Guralnick's view is that Presley continued to hold high musical standards but was too insecure to overcome other commercial and personal forces. I have one major stylistic complaint that applies to this and the author's first Elvis book. Guralnick has an annoying habit of introducing people briefly and then mentioning them several paragraphs or chapters later only by their first names. He'll also introduce a person or event, then after a long unrelated tangent, refer again to the person or event as 'he' or 'it'. I often had to reread many pages to remember who he was talking about. Very frustrating!

posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    DO NOT ORDER-Takes 11 months to get...maybe

    I ordered this for my nook in January 2012 as a preorder. I was supposed to get it in February, then March, then April...now it is November of 2012.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Save Your Money

    This author chose to dwell on all the negative aspects of Elvis' life and none of the positive. He criticizes his voice, his choice of songs to record, etc. If you love Elvis, and I do, please save your money. A real hack job. None of us are perfect.

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    Posted November 27, 2010

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