Picture of author.

Eli Horowitz

Autor(a) de The Future Dictionary of America

10+ Works 1,407 Membros 35 Críticas

About the Author

Includes the name: Eli Horowitz

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Gus Twintig is the main (fictional) character of "The Clock Without a Face", not the author. The authors are Scott Teplin, Mac Barnett, and Eli Horowitz

Image credit: Eli Horowitz. Photo by John Zipperer.


Obras por Eli Horowitz

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Editor — 621 exemplares
The Silent History (2014) 149 exemplares
The Clock Without a Face (2010) 114 exemplares
The New World: A Novel (1656) 73 exemplares
The Pickle Index: A Novel (1656) 40 exemplares
The United States of McSweeney's (2009) — Editor — 37 exemplares
Gone in the Night (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Horowitz, Eli
Outros nomes
Twintig, Gus (fictional)
Nota de desambiguação
Gus Twintig is the main (fictional) character of "The Clock Without a Face", not the author. The authors are Scott Teplin, Mac Barnett, and Eli Horowitz



This was a fun book, and includes a CD of songs by lots of good artists. It is a bit dated, however, having come out in 2004. I kept thinking, "What must these people have been doing during the 2016 election?!" As upset as they were about W, Trump probably gave them an aneurysm. Lots of fun "new" words, although some really wander off the path. Definitely worth a read.
glade1 | 2 outras críticas | Nov 8, 2021 |
This book has 3 different authors and several character narrators. It read like a mixture of The Stand and World War Z with a smattering of Geek Love thrown in for good measure.

The collective narrative is set a couple of decades into the future and concerns the events that follow a spate of births of children born without language. The narrative takes the form of recordings for an oral history project.

It did flag in places. I guess it did for the authors too since around these points the storyline got quite bizzare. The wallaby farm - I quite enjoyed that storyline. Anyway I pressed on to the end to find out what happened so I guess it held me.… (mais)
nick4998 | 12 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2020 |
The way this book is presented is great, you get 2 nicely bound hardback books and alternate chapters from each. They also have pictures that kind of fit together at the start of each corresponding chapter. So the form is fun if a little inconvenient to carry around! There's very little explanation of what is going on, so it is a bit bewildering as you swap between tales from a pretty scrappy sounding circus troupe and reports from a not-quite-objective journalist. In the end it's more successful as an experiment than a story but I'm OK with that.… (mais)
AlisonSakai | 3 outras críticas | Aug 30, 2020 |
It makes sense to compare this book to [b:World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War|8908|World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War|Max Brooks|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1386328204s/8908.jpg|817]; they are similar, in that they both use testimonials to slowly paint a picture of an event.

I just loved the concept of The Silent History - all of a sudden children are being born without the ability to comprehend or create speech. I do love a good psychological sci-fi that posits a situation and then just goes with it. It was fascinating how different characters interpreted being Silent in such different ways (as a disease or disability, as just a new variation, as a message, as a return to "real humanity", etc.).

The Silent community has many strong parallels with the Deaf community, especially when it comes to the fight between seeing it as a disorder and trying to fix it with medical technology, and not seeing it as a personal problem but as one with a society that tries to "fix" everyone to make us all the same instead of changing the environment around us to allow everyone to participate equally. It was interesting to read about the range of parental reactions to having Silent children, where some would immediately embrace it and attempt to learn the "face talking" language that Silents use with each other, some would hold hope that their child would be able to learn language someday and would spend all their money and time on speech therapy, some would encourage their children to make other Silent friends while others would prevent their children from seeing any other Silents, some immediately jumped on a new medical "cure" while others were horrified that they should be expected to change their children at all...etc.

I didn't love all the characters, but I didn't really hate any of them either. I liked seeing the same event from different perspectives, it helped to empathize with each person. Everyone is trying to deal with this sudden and confusing situation as best they can, and we all have different coping mechanisms.

So, I really liked this book. And it's cool that it's an app too, but I don't think I really missed out on anything by not owning any apple products. If you want, you can just read a chapter a day and you'll have the same experience, pretty much.
… (mais)
1 vote
katebrarian | 12 outras críticas | Jul 28, 2020 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Matthew Derby Contributor
Kevin Moffett Contributor
Jordan Bass Introduction, Contributor
Cornelia Nixon Contributor
Howard Norman Contributor
Sigrid Nunez Contributor
Joyce Carol Oates Contributor
OK Go Contributor
Old 97's Contributor
Eric Orner Contributor
Peter Orner Contributor
Julie Orringer Contributor
ZZ Packer Contributor
A.G. Pasquella Contributor
Ed Page Contributor
Christoph Niemann Contributor
Ann Patchett Contributor
Lucia Perillo Contributor
Scott Phillips Contributor
Katha Pollitt Contributor
Padgett Powell Contributor
Richard Powers Contributor
Richard Price Contributor
R.E.M. Contributor
Thisbe Nissen Contributor
Françoise Mouly Contributor
Nada Surf Contributor
Eric Larsen Contributor
Maira Kalman Contributor
Roy Kesey Contributor
Suji Kwock Kim Contributor
Stephen King Contributor
Matthew Klam Contributor
Julie Klausner Contributor
Dave Kneebone Contributor
Michael Kupperman Contributor
Ben Kweller Contributor
Paul La Farge Contributor
Karen Leibowitz Contributor
Paul Muldoon Contributor
Andrew Leland Contributor
Wendy Lesser Contributor
The Long Winters Contributor
Sarah Manguso Contributor
Barbara McClintock Contributor
Brian McMullen Contributor
Heidi Meredith Contributor
Dyna Moe Contributor
Rick Moody Contributor
Marilynne Robinson Contributor
Shann Ray Contributor
Jason Roeder Contributor
Peter Rock Contributor
Chris Ware Contributor
Adrian Tomine Contributor
Touré Contributor
Monique Truong Contributor
Mark Ulriksen Contributor
Anne Ursu Contributor
Vendela Vida Contributor
Kurt Vonnegut Contributor
Sarah Vowell Contributor
Tom Waits Contributor
Ayelet Waldman Contributor
John Warner Contributor
Wendy Wasserstein Contributor
Susan Wheeler Contributor
Colson Whitehead Contributor
Christian Whittall Contributor
will.i.am Contributor
C.K. Williams Contributor
Moira Williams Contributor
Sean Wilsey Contributor
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Contributor
Lunne Tillman Contributor
lê thi diem thúy Contributor
Heidi Julavits Contributor
R. Sikoryak Contributor
Brian Rogers Contributor
Jim Ruland Contributor
Richard Sala Contributor
Simon Schama Contributor
Elissa Schappell Contributor
Danny Shanahan Contributor
Jim Shepard Contributor
Karen Shepard Contributor
Stephen Sherrill Contributor
Gary Shteyngart Contributor
Sleater-Kinney Contributor
Anthony Swofford Contributor
Mark Slouka Contributor
Elliott Smith Contributor
art spiegelman Contributor
James Steinberg Contributor
Saul Steinberg Contributor
Sarah Stone Contributor
Susan Stone Contributor
Susan Straight Contributor
Manil Suri Contributor
Ken Kalfus Contributor
Shelley Jackson Contributor
Lawrence Joseph Contributor
Rachel Carpenter Contributor
Gayle Brandeis Contributor
Bright Eyes Contributor
Geoffrey Brock Contributor
Ivan Brunetti Contributor
Judy Budnitz Contributor
Robert Olen Butler Contributor
David Byrne Contributor
Laura Cantrell Contributor
Peter Carey Contributor
Michael Chabon Contributor
T. C. Boyle Contributor
Susan Choi Contributor
Clem Snide Contributor
Benjamin Cohen Contributor
Raul Colón Contributor
Billy Collins Contributor
Paul Collins Contributor
Martha Cooley Contributor
T Cooper Contributor
Robert Coover Contributor
Elizabeth Crane Contributor
Arthur Bradford Contributor
Ryan Boudinot Contributor
Michael Cunningham Contributor
Tom Barbash Contributor
Diane Ackerman Contributor
Chris Adrian Contributor
Julia Alvarez Contributor
Jonathan Ames Contributor
David Amsden Contributor
Jessica Anthony Contributor
Donald Antrim Contributor
Paul Auster Contributor
Chris Bachelder Contributor
Istvan Banyai Contributor
Rick Bass Contributor
Barry Blitt Contributor
Charles Baxter Contributor
Thomas Beller Contributor
Aimee Bender Contributor
Shoshana Berger Contributor
D.C. Berman Contributor
David Bezmozgis Contributor
Sven Birkerts Contributor
Tom Bissell Contributor
Blink-182 Contributor
Ann Cummins Contributor
Susan Daitch Contributor
Jimmy Eat World Contributor
John Haskell Contributor
Manuel Gonzales Contributor
Fran Gordon Contributor
David Grand Contributor
Ben Greenman Contributor
Andrew Sean Greer Contributor
Alan Gurganus Contributor
Sue Halpern Contributor
Daniel Handler Contributor
Eric Hanson Contributor
Ryan Harty Contributor
Noah Hawley Contributor
Julia Glassman Contributor
David Heatley Contributor
Danny Hellman Contributor
Susan Henderson Contributor
Edward Hirsch Contributor
Brent Hoff Contributor
Maureen Howard Contributor
Gabe Hudson Contributor
Laird Hunt Contributor
Samantha Hunt Contributor
Siri Hustvedt Contributor
Glen David Gold Contributor
Jonathan Galassi Contributor
Edwidge Danticat Contributor
Stephen Elliott Contributor
Nicholas Dawidoff Contributor
Stacey D’Erasmo Contributor
Ann Decker Contributor
Anthony Doerr Contributor
Doug Dorst Contributor
Mike Doughty Contributor
Firoozeh Dumas Contributor
Ben Ehrenreich Contributor
Pia Z. Ehrhardt Contributor
Alicia Erian Contributor
Stephen Gaghan Contributor
Jeffrey Eugenides Contributor
Brian Evenson Contributor
Emily Flake Contributor
The Flaming Lips Contributor
John Henry Fleming Contributor
Nick Flynn Contributor
Ken Foster Contributor
Fountains of Wayne Contributor
Jonathan Franzen Contributor
Neil Freeman Contributor
Hannah Young Contributor


Also by
½ 3.6

Tabelas & Gráficos