Beforehand – knowing our "love" for impersonators – this book didn’t make our hearts beat faster. But as always, we give anything a chance, we decided to do our work and review this comic novel about an impersonator, written by Rich Koslowski (ISBN 1-891830-61-1).
Well, it was harder than we thought. In over one month one of our reviewers – the one that hardly reads anything else than comics – wasn’t able to beat more than 18 pages. So we passed the stick to our hard core reader. He used only a couple of hours, but had to give up at one third of the 250+ pages. The book was neither funny nor thrilling. The start is very tasteless: Elvis popping pills on his “throne” on August 16, 1977. And it doesn’t get much better. The phonetic written southern drawl is very irritating to read. It can be funny in a single cartoon, but having it page after page is just too much.
The drawings are not bad, but also not very special. Those who know Ger Rijff’s comic outings on Elvis know at least a resembling comic figure, something we can’t say about this comic novel.
The only thing we can say is stay away, Joe (and all others). You will probably find it a waste of time, money and good taste.