‘Treat Me Nice’ by Howard Jackson is highly unusual and extremely acute. It argues that because both Elvis and the Creature from ‘Frankenstein’ horrified their ‘creators’ they were ultimately doomed to self-destrcution.
‘Treat Me Nice’ remembers not only the influential black musicians that emerged before and after Elvis but also Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Herman Melville and Isaac Newton. Key f igures in the doomed events are examined and Elvis is compared to other musical talents to reveal a clear view of his merit and importance.
Inspired by ‘Frankenstein’ author Mary Shelley, who warned against our lack of respect for uncouth creatures, ‘Treat Me Nice’ confronts traditional views and explores the contradictions within Elvis. It will be enojoyed and debated by Elvis fans but will also appeal to those who enjoy popular music.
‘Treat Me Nice’ is published by Anchor Print and is available on Amazon and in selected book stores for £9.99. It is non fiction and has 386 pages and 135,000 words. A free CD is included with the book.