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"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison, Rick Berry
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781887424356 (1887424350)
Publisher: Underwood Books
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
In a future where humanity has become obsessed with timekeeping and punctuality, a single mysterious figure tries to make a change, by wasting everybody's time.Try reading that in a deep movie trailer voice. “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman is a whimsical and satirical dystopian short story...
StaceyHH rated it
This book is beautifully illustrated and produced. The story is visceral and confusing and mad - like the few other things of Ellison's I've read.
lisamandina3 rated it
I read this book after hearing about an author challenging the movie In Time that comes out next week starring Justin Timberlake. The movie is about people only living until the age of 25, and for any time after that they work to earn it. Living until 25 though, means that you don't age past that....
Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it
5.0 "Repent, Harlequin!", Said the Ticktockman
I can read this once. And then countless times. And every time I do, it offers me something more, something different. It's an eccentric story, no less terrifying for it's rather interesting characters. A world where people are simply turned "off" when their time finishes - terrifying, right? The Ti...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
Roughly, imagine 1984 as a big-budget comedy with a lot of CGI. Oddly enough, it works, or at least I thought it did when I read this in my early teens.
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