"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison2021-01-20 #books #reviews #short #harlan ellison #stars:4 #books:2021 #published:1965
Wikipedia Summary: The story is a satirical look at a dystopian future in which time is strictly regulated and everyone must do everything according to an extremely precise time schedule.
For a short story, with the content coming out of order -- on purpose: the author points "I'll first tell you the middle, then the start, and the end. Here is the middle" and then "Here is how this begins" -- there are some pretty good points here. For example, the fact that we run so much worried about being late, and having a time for everything, that the government makes a department to make sure things work in precise time for maximal efficiency.
Out of that, it is a pretty crazy story. Good, making sense, but crazy, nonetheless.Good, making sense, but crazy, nonetheless.Good, making sense, but crazy, nonetheless.