Saturday, 23 April 2016

ROCKABILLY - HARLAN ELLISON

Stag Preston, idol of millions-
whose private life was wilder than any of the songs he sang


GOLD MEDAL (UK) BOOKS 598
FIRST PRINTING 1963
LONDON

THIS IS A PICTURE OF HARLAN ELLISON

and Rockabilly is a picture of his world. A world populated by The Hungry Ones - the beautiful women and talented guys who leech off one another - and the populace in general - to make their fast buck. It's a universe in which a kid who knows the angles can become a national institution, where talent doesn't count as much as a good press and a C-note under the table.  The acetate arena where a long-playing bum can sing gibberish and coin a fortune.

Rockabilly is written in the hip, contemporary manner of a brilliant young writer who will shock and amuse you, and who sees beyond the neon glitter of the image merchant's dreamworld.

THIS IS A GOLD MEDAL BOOK

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