The author of Conversations With Elvis, Cecil Orlando Norman, considers Conversations With God "The most outlandish of the latest last straws of pretentiousness by authors claiming privileged communication with 'God'." Thus was provoked his parody.
Conversations With Elvis will "piss off the Pope" and just about everybody else, at the same time they are either laughing out loud or making plans to shoot the author.
It would be a bonus if you have read the original book, Conversations With God, but you need never have even heard of it to appreciate and enjoy (or despise) this parody of that book.
Mr. Norman's hard-core spoof is fast-paced and unpredictable, and (in his words) "If there's ever a dull moment it's because you're reading the original instead of the parody, dumbo!" He adds that "Trite, tacky and corny moments don't count because Elvis had a way of getting away with that sort of stuff, so I wanted to incorporate some in the parody."
In Conversations With Elvis you will learn: whether Elvis (God) has to go to the bathroom; why sex is more fun than it should be; whether there will be Hooters' girls in heaven; Clinton's ultimate goal; why Jesse Helms will be sorely tempted to run again; the greatest catastrophe the new millennium will bring . . . . You will be enlightened on the subjects of aliens, angels, time travel (this is a hoot and a half!), faith healing, prayer (if it works, why not dial-a-prayer instead of 911?), the purpose of existence, and multitudinous other long sought knowledge----including, maybe, whether Elvis is actually the Devil in disguise.
The book strays from pure parody now and then----to either espouse its own agenda or play the devil’s advocate----but that too is relevant and provocative.
The ending is worth noting. It's perfect . . . a somewhat macabre surprise that encapsulates the book and that (a clue) begins in the beginning . . . .
RECOMMENDATION: The parodying before you even get to chapter one is alone almost worth the price of the book: the page of Acknowledgments; the Dedication; the Introduction; and especially the Cover Jacket and relating text page, "About the Artists" (in the back of the book).
Final word: Don't be cruel and give away the ending!