The King

The King

by Rich Koslowski
     
 

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"In the crowded and eclectic world of Elvis literature, once in a while, a breath of fresh air comes along to jolt our senses. Rich Koslowski's The King is one of those rare entries which offers us something different, something which stimulates our senses both narratively and visually. . . . The King well and truly takes care of business. Read, savour, and enjoy." --… See more details below

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"In the crowded and eclectic world of Elvis literature, once in a while, a breath of fresh air comes along to jolt our senses. Rich Koslowski's The King is one of those rare entries which offers us something different, something which stimulates our senses both narratively and visually. . . . The King well and truly takes care of business. Read, savour, and enjoy." -- Nigel, Elvis Information Network

"Impressive ... a story about faith and the power of music and legend, as well as a lesson in how one man can become something larger than life." -- Randy Lander, The Fourth Rail

"This is a remarkably human book, complete with laughter, sadness and a full range of emotions. Do yourself a favor and try this one." -- Scoop

From the award-winning creator of Three Fingers, comes an all-new, pop culture adventure/mystery. The King is an offbeat tale of one very enigmatic Elvis impersonator who's taking the Vegas strip, and the world, by storm. Shrouded in mystery with the shining gold helmet that covers his face, The King's performances are so mesmerizing that fans are starting to believe he really is Elvis Presley. Through investigative reporting and a series of thought-provoking interviews, a former tabloid journalist makes it his personal mission to find out The King's true identity. But in his race to debunk The King's latest comeback, he discovers much more than he bargained for.

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Library Journal
Tired of having his National Enquirer articles about Elvis sightings laughed at, Paul Erfurt tried to become a serious journalist, but hasn't managed it. Now, he's been given one more chance, by an overweight Vegas singing sensation calling himself the King, who says that Paul is the only journalist he'll speak to. The King is no ordinary Elvis impersonator; hiding his identity under a golden helmet, he calls himself the God of Song. He hints at a mysterious connection with the real Elvis and sounds just like him, and he's collected a motley "New Memphis Mafia" of followers. Paul calls in an old private investigator buddy to help him dig up the truth about the King's identity, but the King himself tries to steer Paul in a different direction. While telling a fine mystery story, Koslowski (Three Fingers) also explores, without condescension, the mythology that has grown up around Elvis, and muses seriously on the nature of belief in any God. Koslowski's exaggerated black-and-white cartooning (with blue and grey tones) draws out the inner nature of his characters. With mature themes and nudity (in a strip club scene), this is for adult collections, and it's recommended wherever Elvis is remembered. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781603091916
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
74 MB
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