YA/Children's/Adult Books

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Thu May 1 18:28:18 EDT 2003


Ven wrote:

[among a lot else I have snipped]

>I wish I hadn't read Harlan
>Ellison's A Boy And His Dog (post catastrophe
>rape and violence) aged about thirteen. I ws
>pretty disturbed by it.

I wish I hadn't read it, full stop.

Did you know that once, when Harlan was told
in an interview that many people would say he
wrote rather downbeat stuff and would he like
to suggest why that might be, he said in a
baffled sort of voice, "Why they say that? I
don't know... They can't have read A Boy and
His Dog."  To this day I cannot be sure whether
he was serious or not.

Minnow


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