Review of On the Road with Ellison, Volume 3

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On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 3On The Road With Ellison, Volume Three
Live Performance by Harlan Ellison
1 CD – 1 hour – [LIVE PERFORMANCE]
Publisher: Deep Shag Records
Published: 2007
ISBN: None
Themes: / Live Performance / Publishing / Writing / Film / Middle East / ERA / Education / Chandeliers / The Abyss /

I think there’s a part of every writer, once he or she comes in contact with Harlan Ellison through his writing or in person, that wishes one could squeeze the man’s passion into an aerosol can for use at the right times. I also think there are a lot of people who wouldn’t mind that the squeezing would leave Ellison a wrinkled raisin, for they’ve heard enough from him.

I have not heard enough from him, and as a writer, I marvel at his honesty and his willingness to open doors and pour himself through them in both his fiction and in his live appearances. His fiction is available everywhere, and some of his live appearances have been captured in a series of CDs that are available from Deep Shag Records.

In this, On the Road with Ellison, Volume 3, Ellison speaks in front of live audiences about being on the set while filming a scene that means a particular lot to him, about buying copies of Alone Against Tomorrow back from the publisher, and about the professor and the chandelier. Track after track of wonderful stories, this time true, told by a master storyteller. I was moved, I laughed, and I was annoyed at different times throughout. In short, I loved it, and bet you will too.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

Scott D.

Reviews Editor, SFFaudio

One thought to “Review of On the Road with Ellison, Volume 3”

  1. When I first saw that cover I thought … “Harlan’s gonna dig up his parents?” …. but upon closer inspection, it appears to be a snow shovel.

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