Date finished: 1996-07-28
Ellison's essays are best when they're somewhat focused. In Harlan Ellison's Watching, the focus is tightly on movies; in The Harlan Ellison Hornbook, there is no real focus at all. An Edge in My Voice is midway between the two extremes, and thus is superb; the essays don't feel like self-indulgent "here's-what-I'm-doing-today" writing (well, not much), but they are loose and digressive enough to give an entertainingly chatty feel to the book. The ones in this book were written around 1982, and already feel somewhat dated; time is not kind to weekly columns.
%T An Edge in My Voice %@ 1996-07-28 %A Ellison, Harlan %K essays %D 1985