‘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.
The concept is very interesting. If well written this could be good.
As it happens Treat Me Nice is very well written. I have read an advanced copy. As the screenwriter on the front cover says, 'Howard Jackson can write. The reader is in safe hands.'
Well...it's certainly an interesting idea and I shall enjoy reading how the idea is developed. Got to say that's a particularly "striking" cover! Well done to the artist!
I've been lucky enough to read an advance copy and I would highly recommend this book to Elvis fans. Very original, plenty of interesting information about Elvis as well as other artists, and well written - a big thumbs up from me.
Also if interested readers would like a taster there is an extract of Treat Me Nice on Howard Jackson's website. It's not possible to post links on Elvis News but google 'Howard Jackson Treat Me Nice' and you'll see the Wordpress site come up.
Looking forward to this book. The concept offers an insightful view of the 'Elvis phenomenon'. How did the creature in the white suit come to be? Who created it? And what did he feel about his life and his creators? Exploring these themes should offer something to any fan.
I think the butler did it.
Treat Me Nice is now available on Amazon.