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by Harlan Ellison

A major collection of Harlan Ellison's incomparable, troublemaking, uncompromising, confrontational essays plus a foreword by award-winning author Robert Crais.
Download The Harlan Ellison Hornbook epub
ISBN: 0759230781
ISBN13: 978-0759230781
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Harlan Ellison
Language: English
Publisher: (August 4, 2009)
Pages: 424 pages
ePUB size: 1482 kb
FB2 size: 1177 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 687
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I enjoy this revealing book of chronicled writings by Harlan Ellison. I learn so much about the author from his childhood to the time of his writing this book. I understand and totally accept Ellison for the man he is, even with our ideological differences. This makes me realize that the difference between people are never reason enough to hate or be close-minded.

This series of letters and criticisms arranged in chronological order is heart warming and brutally honest. Harlan Ellison is a wordsmith who, at times, breaks the rules of grammar on purpose to achieve the proper effect. His knowledge of his craft is superior.

The Hornbook is autobiographical but not comprehensive. Harlan reveals just as much of himself, which is a lot, as he wants. The collection of essays and columns are mainly comprised of events that happen to him on a daily basis. The author writes about the past with remarkable recall. Many of these recollections are milestones that shape his individuality, becoming the man he is.

Truth is important to Harlan Ellison and competency vital for his success. These qualities make for a storyteller who remains true to the clever plots and interesting characters of his short stories and novels. The bulk of Harlan's writing is Science Fiction in different formats, mainly books and film. His rise to fame is foretold in The Harlan Ellison Hornbook; an intriguing account of a man who overcame so much to live the life he wants on his terms. I thank Harlan for his honesty and glimpse into his life, Ellison Wonderland.
I loved the honesty of Harlan as he tells his stories. He's a guy I would love to have a conversation with.
Always worth hearing from.
A tour de force of sharp social commentary by one of the best writers of our time. I highly recommend it, especially to young whippersnappers ;-)
Have been reading this author since I was 12, took advantage of reasonable prices to load a few titles on my Kindle!
Probably the finest modern writer of short fiction -- and non-fiction!
Although this may be titled the Harlan Ellison Hornbook, when I bought and downloaded it I discovered that the content is that of Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled. Which I already own. This may explain the bargain Kindle price of $1.99, but hardly justifies it. When the content matches the title, I may re-purchase this, because the Hornbook is excellent.
As a Kindle "edition" this is sadly lacking. Devoid of the illustrations of the print version and riddled with OCR transcription errors. (And as a side note, when will the Kindle app incorporate a way to flag errors in their "Books" and send such to the publishers for updating?) While the Kindle versions of Ellison's THE GLASS TEAT and THE OTHER GLASS TEAT were well-mounted, this one isn't worth the money. At least not yet.

Save your money.