Web of the City by Harlan Ellison


With over 1,700 published works, the 10-time Hugo Award Winner Harlan Ellison brings a slice of the bygone New York 1950s and takes us inside a Brooklyn street gang.  Harlan Ellison’s first novel “Web of the City” was published 30 years ago and will hit the bookstores and online stores again thanks to Titan Books re-publishing it.

The story of Rusty Santoro takes place in 1950s Brooklyn neighborhood.  The 17-year old high schooler with a long rap sheet has been running with The Cougars, and now he wants out!  He wants something more in life than the violence, drugs and broken relationships.  At every corner and turn, something draws Rusty back into the gang world.  Will he ever escape this endless cycle of nothingness?  Will he make the right decisions?  This is Rusty’s story, the ex-leader of The Cougars.

Ellison writes with a certain brute reality & grit and takes us on a journey through the eyes of Rusty Santoro.  As you read, you will feel Rusty’s pain, and even a little claustrophobic as you also want to take a breath and imagine Rusty’s madness of it all.  This is a must read for any fans of classic pulp noir novellas.


Paperback Novel:  Web of the City

Author:  Harlan Ellison

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $9.95USD

Available:  March 5, 2013

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