Thank you to Nigel Patterson for his thorough review of Treat Me Nice: Elvis, his music. and the Frankenstein Creature’ on Elvis Information Network. Some extracts are below, and you can read the whole article here.
Treat Me Nice… is a cogently written and totally absorbing 386 page analysis of Elvis and his importance, framed in the light of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s warning against society’s lack of sympathy for uncouth creatures.
Metaphorical in nature and raising the challenging theme that Elvis (a flawed genius of considerable contradictions) was a “victim”, with similarities to Shelley’s Frankenstein creature and, fatefully, both were doomed because they horrified their creator. Primary characters in the story are the Colonel as Frankenstein and Elvis as Frankenstein’s creature.
In Treat Me Nice, Howard Jackson presents a formidable treatise, a rich tapestry of insight, analysis, comparison and acute commentary….
Treat Me Nice Elvis, His Music and the Frankenstein Creature is recommended reading for those who want to be challenged and expand their understanding of Elvis Aaron Presley! Howard Jackson has written a fresh, complex and highly satisfying work which lingers in your mind long after you have read, digested and reflected on its intriguing subject matter.