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Sock Monkey
08-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Well, I figured it's about time to get in on the collection posting fun. Don't know how soon I'll get through everything, but I figured I'd start be posting my newest acquistions.

This came in the mail yesterday:

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I picked it up off Ebay from Miskatonic. I actually lost the bid by a buck, but was given a Second Chance Offer since they had an additional one in stock. As an added bonus, they threw this in for free:

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It's a PC copy, but a free s/l chapbook is still pretty cool. It also gives me a chance to read more of Brian Knight's stuff since I'm not too familiar with his work.

TJCams
08-28-2013, 07:43 PM
Great start! Love the look of the Little book (well, not little as in...well you know) ;)

I have only read one of this stories (ebook of Ursa Major), and it was fantastic!

mhatchett
08-28-2013, 08:01 PM
very nice!

paperdragon
08-28-2013, 08:12 PM
Nice start to your thread, miskatonic is a great ebayer!

Martin
08-29-2013, 03:37 AM
Beautiful start, looking forward to more!

Tommy
08-29-2013, 05:16 AM
Very cool start and I agree that miskatonic is an awesome ebayer, I received one of those Brian Knight PC's along with a recent purchase. I had Vessels by Kealan Patrick Burke won from them on ebay and as they were packing the book up, they noticed it was a PC copy, they emailed me and said they would give me a complete refund and send the book at their expense, very cool of them!

Theli
08-30-2013, 12:10 AM
Beautiful books!

TJCams
08-30-2013, 08:18 PM
I am going to try to look up that seller. I don't buy much off eBay anymore, but it's always worth a look right?

Sock Monkey
08-31-2013, 03:56 AM
Thanks everybody! I'm going to try to get more posted soon.

peteOcha
08-31-2013, 10:32 AM
Great start! Keep em coming!:)

Sock Monkey
09-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Here are a couple more Lettered Editions:
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I got Killing Ghost from the recent CD Mixed Grab Bag. I'm not familiar with Ransom's work, but I look forward to delving into it ASAP.

This one I got because I'm a pretty big Tim Lebbon fan and found it on Ebay for a steal:

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Sock Monkey
09-03-2013, 08:23 PM
A Stir of Echoes is one of my favorite books of all time. It was also my first Matheson book. I picked it up in paperback after seeing the movie. I was completely blown away. And thus began my love of horror. So when I started getting into collecting s/l editions, I stumbled across Gauntlet's website and had to get this book when I saw it. It is probably the fifth or sixth signed book I purchased, but my first lettered edition. If there is one book in my collection right now that I wouldn't part with, this is it.
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Sock Monkey
09-03-2013, 08:30 PM
Another Lettered Edition I picked up from Dark Regions awhile back:

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TJCams
09-03-2013, 08:33 PM
Wow - fantastic editions, and super part of your collection - especially A Stir of Echoes!!!!

Nice art work on the DRP book too.

rusty23
09-03-2013, 08:37 PM
Nice adds. I really liked Killing Ghost, and that Lebbon is still on my radar....

TJCams
09-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Nice adds. I really liked Killing Ghost, and that Lebbon is still on my radar....

I picked up Killing Ghost a while ago (dinged sale maybe?), but still have not got to it yet. It keeps getting bumped.

Sock Monkey
09-03-2013, 11:35 PM
This just came in the mail today. I am now officially a fan of Thunderstorm Books!

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Martin
09-04-2013, 01:53 AM
Beautiful book! I have never seen a Lettered Edition with 75 copies, how did they manage that?
A Stir of Echoes is one of my favorite books of all time. It was also my first Matheson book. I picked it up in paperback after seeing the movie. I was completely blown away. And thus began my love of horror. So when I started getting into collecting s/l editions, I stumbled across Gauntlet's website and had to get this book when I saw it. It is probably the fifth or sixth signed book I purchased, but my first lettered edition. If there is one book in my collection right now that I wouldn't part with, this is it.
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Martin
09-04-2013, 01:54 AM
Thunderstorm is doing some great work with some great authors!
This just came in the mail today. I am now officially a fan of Thunderstorm Books!

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Sock Monkey
09-04-2013, 02:31 AM
Thanks, Martin! If I remember correctly, the limitation page was printed incorrectly for A Stir of Echoes. Instead of reprinting they left it but it is actually only a 52 copy run. As far as Thunderstorm goes I've just recently been turned on to them. So far I've been very impressed. I'm not to familiar with all their authors. I only have books by Keene and Burke before getting the one today.

Theli
09-04-2013, 08:08 AM
Beautiful additions. I especially love Stir of Echoes.

ruderabbit
09-05-2013, 04:13 AM
I am going to try to look up that seller. I don't buy much off eBay anymore, but it's always worth a look right?

miskatonic is Larry Roberts from Bloodletting Press. He is a stellar bookseller. Here is a link to his ebay store: http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=221275705613&pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item33850f510d&_ssn=miskatonic&_sop=10

Oh...btw...Hi I'm Mark...or better known as rude rabbit.

bookworm 1
09-05-2013, 07:47 AM
Great book. I have the Gauntlet signed numbered edition. A fantastic book. Great to see another collection thread.
A Stir of Echoes is one of my favorite books of all time. It was also my first Matheson book. I picked it up in paperback after seeing the movie. I was completely blown away. And thus began my love of horror. So when I started getting into collecting s/l editions, I stumbled across Gauntlet's website and had to get this book when I saw it. It is probably the fifth or sixth signed book I purchased, but my first lettered edition. If there is one book in my collection right now that I wouldn't part with, this is it.
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TJCams
09-05-2013, 03:07 PM
miskatonic is Larry Roberts from Bloodletting Press. He is a stellar bookseller. Here is a link to his ebay store: http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=221275705613&pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item33850f510d&_ssn=miskatonic&_sop=10

Oh...btw...Hi I'm Mark...or better known as rude rabbit.

Thanks for the link Mark.

Jamie

Sock Monkey
10-01-2013, 04:05 PM
A couple of more Thunderstorm books:

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srboone
10-02-2013, 03:19 AM
Great Burkes! I' jealous...:mad:

:rolleyes:

Highbury
10-02-2013, 01:34 PM
Burke for the win.

bookworm 1
10-04-2013, 02:29 AM
Nice. :cool:

Kealan Patrick Burke
10-04-2013, 06:11 AM
VERY NICE! Now if they could stop ruining the collectability with my face, that'd be awesome!

srboone
10-05-2013, 04:37 AM
You've got this literary Jason Statham look about you, though, KPB!

Kealan Patrick Burke
10-05-2013, 05:15 PM
You've got this literary Jason Statham look about you, though, KPB!

A friend of mine said the same thing, only he put the words "after a car crash" in there.

Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 02:46 PM
A friend of mine said the same thing, only he put the words "after a car crash" in there.

You can always count on friends to keep you humble! :)

Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 02:49 PM
Just received this in the mail yesterday...
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Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Since I haven't posted these yet, I'd figured I keep with the theme above.
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bsaenz24
10-24-2013, 02:57 PM
I can't wait until they hopefully get around to They Thirst and Stinger.

Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 02:59 PM
One last McCammon. Sorry for the funky glare on this one. I took a bunch of pictures but couldn't get it just right. This was the best.1356813569

Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 03:01 PM
A couple of Thunderstorm books that arrived last week. Both by authors that I haven't read yet, but have been meaning to pick up. Both of these are numbered 5 in their print runs.
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Sock Monkey
10-24-2013, 03:04 PM
And one last update. I've had this one for a while, but since it is the Halloween season I figured it would be the perfect time to post it to my collection. Another picture with some glare issues. Sorry!

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Theli
10-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Nice adds, and McCammon collection, love Trick or Treat too!

bookworm 1
10-25-2013, 05:57 AM
This is one amazing collection. I have the CD trade edition. Not one bad story in the bunch. Nice additions.
And one last update. I've had this one for a while, but since it is the Halloween season I figured it would be the perfect time to post it to my collection. Another picture with some glare issues. Sorry!

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mhatchett
10-25-2013, 01:55 PM
This is one amazing collection. I have the CD trade edition. Not one bad story in the bunch. Nice additions.
Great book and I don't even remember where I picked mine up.

T-Dogz_AK47
10-25-2013, 07:31 PM
You have some awesome copies there! Nice!!!!!! :cool:

srboone
10-27-2013, 02:34 AM
Nice haul there! Congratz!

Sock Monkey
11-03-2013, 02:34 PM
Thanks, everybody! Hoping to get more posted soon but I've been super busy as of late.

Sock Monkey
11-03-2013, 02:43 PM
This is one amazing collection. I have the CD trade edition. Not one bad story in the bunch. Nice additions.

Slightly embarrassed to say I haven't had a chance to read this one yet. I picked it up about two years ago off Ebay and keep putting it off. I find that I've been doing that quite a bit with collections and anthologies lately. I think it is because there is a natural momentum that is built and maintained in a novel where as in anthologies there are natural stopping points that make them easy to set down. I love anthologies so I'm making them more of a priority. Currently reading The Novellas by Burke and I think this one will follow afterwards.

bookworm 1
11-04-2013, 01:35 AM
Fall is so busy from September till now that I focus on short stories. I can still read and if I have to miss a day here and there I don't have to backup and figure out where I was at. I have said here before the older I get the more I appreciate the short story. Lots to say in a very compact setting.

pennynutter
11-23-2013, 11:25 PM
Love the John R Little, his stuff is great!

Sock Monkey
11-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Love the John R Little, his stuff is great!

Thanks! I hope to be adding more of his stuff to my collection soon!

Sock Monkey
11-26-2013, 02:47 PM
Received Keene's Maelstrom IV yesterday. They look great!

Here are the books with the dust jackets on:
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Here's the books without the dust jackets:
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And the limitation pages:
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Sock Monkey
11-26-2013, 02:54 PM
As great as the Maelstrom set looks, I was completely blown away by the first two books in the Thunderstorm/Bryan Smith line, Bitter Ale. If you've seen Thunderstorm's Douglas Western series than you have a good idea what these look like, but in black instead of brown. I haven't read any of Smith's work before, but these have more pulp sensibilities than straight up horror, so I'll have to see how it goes.

Here is the Book 1: 68 Kill

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Sock Monkey
11-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Here is Book 2: Blood and Whiskey

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rusty23
11-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Wow, nice!

bookworm 1
11-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Great additions. Bryan Smith is a great writer.

Theli
11-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Love the Thunderstorm books, can't wait to get mine.

Sock Monkey
11-27-2013, 05:00 AM
Love the Thunderstorm books, can't wait to get mine.

The wait for the mailman on Monday was interminable. I checked the mail on the way out to run some errands and then had to wait until I got back home to open the package. It was worth the wait though!

Sock Monkey
11-27-2013, 05:03 AM
Great additions. Bryan Smith is a great writer.

Good to hear. I was hesitant to pick up the books before reading any of his work but was afraid I'd wind up regretting it later if I missed the first couple books of the line. So far I'm really happy with the purchase. Now I just need to find the time to read them.

Sock Monkey
11-27-2013, 05:03 AM
Wow, nice!

Thanks!

T-Dogz_AK47
11-27-2013, 05:11 AM
Nice adds! :)

srboone
11-28-2013, 06:08 AM
Terrific editions!

Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 06:57 PM
It's been a while since I've posted anything, but here are a few things that I've gotten recently.

I ordered this from Thunderstorm and was pleasantly surprised to find a matching numbered copy of Walk The Sky along with it. Paul at Thunderstorm was definitely feeling generous that day and it was most appreciated!

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Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 07:00 PM
I also picked this up recently:
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Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 07:03 PM
My wife got me this for Christmas. It's my first book from Centipede Press and I'm definitely impressed! I love the art!
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T-Dogz_AK47
01-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Looks awesome, nice add to your collection, Sock Monkey!!! :cool:

Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 07:10 PM
And here's Part I of my Brian Keene collection:

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Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Here is Part II:
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bookworm 1
01-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Great Keene books. Awesome.

T-Dogz_AK47
01-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Your Keene books look amazing! great stuff!!! :cool:

Theli
01-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Very nice additions and Keene collection. Alice Walks and Waking the Dead look really interesting.

Sock Monkey
01-16-2014, 10:56 PM
Thanks, everyone! Theli, I haven't read Alice Walks yet, but I have just finished the first story in Aronovitz's collection Seven Deadly Pleasures called "How Bria Died" and it was one of the best short stories that I've read in a while. Actually it kind of really gave me the creeps...

Neiaushie79
01-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Wow you have Is There a Demon in You! I've been looking at that book on Camelot's website for months. Let us know if it's good. The others are terrific ads.

Sock Monkey
01-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Wow you have Is There a Demon in You! I've been looking at that book on Camelot's website for months. Let us know if it's good. The others are terrific ads.

I definitely will. I just don't know how long it will take me to get to it. I have a quite a few books in the TBR pile. (and i keep buying more). I will say that it is a great looking book.

Tommy
01-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Great stuff Sock Monkey, always love seeing books I don't have!

ruderabbit
01-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Wow you have Is There a Demon in You! I've been looking at that book on Camelot's website for months. Let us know if it's good. The others are terrific ads.

The stories are worth it.

srboone
01-22-2014, 11:26 AM
beautiful books, SM. Thanks for posting.

Theli
01-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Thanks, everyone! Theli, I haven't read Alice Walks yet, but I have just finished the first story in Aronovitz's collection Seven Deadly Pleasures called "How Bria Died" and it was one of the best short stories that I've read in a while. Actually it kind of really gave me the creeps...
Very cool. I'll keep his name in in mind.

Sock Monkey
04-23-2014, 09:15 PM
I haven't posted lately due to camera issues, but now that I have it sorted out I'd figured it was time to show off new goodies:

The first is a few new Thunderstorm books:
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Sock Monkey
04-23-2014, 09:19 PM
More Thunderstorm. This one is the 100th book that Thunderstorm has published. It has 10 signatures on two pages and the third is an optional remarque that could be purchased.

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Sock Monkey
04-23-2014, 09:22 PM
One last Thunderstorm book I picked up recently (for super cheap, too; I think I paid like $30 for it on ABEbooks):
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I also picked these two up during Earthling's recent 50% off sale. I've had my eye on them for I while so I couldn't resist:
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Sock Monkey
04-23-2014, 09:28 PM
And finally here are some overall shots of my collection. I've only been collecting for roughly 3 years and I have a limited budget, but I think that I'm doing okay:

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The book on top is The Strain but it is missing both the signature sheet and the slipcase. I keep it up there just because it is still a good looking book.

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Sock Monkey
04-23-2014, 09:31 PM
And the last of my collection:
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Mike88
04-23-2014, 10:07 PM
Wow. Very nice collection. Congrats on the After The Burn find.

Theli
04-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Nice family pic! And very nice grab on After the Burn.

mhatchett
04-24-2014, 12:37 AM
Very Nice!

Joe315
04-24-2014, 01:46 AM
I'd say you're doing more than ok. Great collection!

Highbury
04-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Yes indeed, collection is very nice.

Plasticine
04-24-2014, 03:31 AM
You've built a very nice collection, especially since you're working on a limited budget. I'm working with a limited budget as well, and hope I can build a collection that nice after a couple of years.

srboone
04-24-2014, 05:22 AM
Wow! Awesome collection. For 3 years on a limited budget, you're doing great! Thanks for posting these pics!

T-Dogz_AK47
04-24-2014, 06:21 AM
A very impressive collection!! :D :cool:

Lincoln
04-24-2014, 12:53 PM
That's an impressive collection on any budget, very nice. In only three years!

Sock Monkey
10-24-2014, 09:19 PM
Been a while since I posted anything. I've purchased more than this since my last post, but this is my newest addition:
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bookworm 1
10-24-2014, 10:30 PM
GREAT ADDITION. I have a paperback edition and love this book. This is on my want list and has been for a long time. Congratulations.

Sock Monkey
10-25-2014, 05:50 AM
GREAT ADDITION. I have a paperback edition and love this book. This is on my want list and has been for a long time. Congratulations.

Thanks. I picked it up off eBay for what I thought was a decent price (around 45 bucks). I've been flirting with the idea of collecting all the Earthling Halloween books. Figured this was a good place to start.

bookworm 1
10-25-2014, 02:41 PM
It is. I have 2 from the series. Both by James A. Moore. Blood Harvest and The Haunted Forest that he wrote with Jeff Strand.

mhatchett
10-26-2014, 11:52 AM
I have 3. Haunted Forest, 5. October Dark. 6. By Wizard Oak. and the Halloween Children on order. I had also toyed with the idea of getting them all, but a few of them just don't appeal to me, so I'll probably just pick as they come out. I think Camelot Books hasmost of them in stock.
MDH

Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 05:59 PM
I haven't posted anything for a while so I decided it is time to play catch up. Up first is the Book 1 and 2 of the Little Books Series II from Borderlands Press:
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I haven't read Ornery Stories yet, but Creature Tails was fantastic. Highly recommended! I also don't normally go for this size of book, but I really liked these. I plan on getting the rest of Series II. Maybe one day I'll track down all the books in Series I but that isn't in the game plan for 2015.

Theli
01-05-2015, 06:52 PM
Nice Little Books. Want to grab a couple myself.

slayn666
01-05-2015, 07:19 PM
As a heads up to anyone that wants them and has a cool grand burning a hole in their pocket, Camelot Books has all of Series I available as a matched set.

Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 08:28 PM
As a heads up to anyone that wants them and has a cool grand burning a hole in their pocket, Camelot Books has all of Series I available as a matched set.

I saw that as well. Even with their layaway program, I don't know if I'd be able to afford it. I've seen the Gold Book by Neil Gaiman go for ridiculous amounts on Ebay recently. One auction ended at $155!

Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 08:33 PM
Next book is The Midnight Meat Train: Special Definitive Edition. I'm glad I wound up picking this one up. Dark Regions did a great job with it and for such a slim volume it's got a decent weight to it!

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 08:40 PM
I'm a big Glen Hirshberg fan so this one has been on my radar since it was announced and I kept putting it off and putting it off until I won it off Ebay for $10 (!).

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 08:44 PM
And Earthling's 2014 Halloween book:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 08:53 PM
Around the same time that I picked up Motherless Child, I also came across another book that I've wanted for a while but has been out of my price range until I found a decent priced PC copy:

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Here is a couple of pictures of some of the internal illustrations and cover gallery:
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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:04 PM
I recently joined the Black Voltage Book of the Month Club for 2015. In anticipation of the new year's worth of books, I decided to get caught up on some of their recent releases. The first is The Final Girl by Brandon Ford:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Dark Arts by Thomas F. Monteleone:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:11 PM
The Skin Show by Kristopher Rufty:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:17 PM
The Collected Work of the Faceless God by Erik Williams:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Breeding Ground/Feeding Ground omnibus by Sarah Pinborough:

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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Last, but not least, of my Thunderstorm Books haul: Blood, Sex, Slime & Chinese Food by Shane McKenzie

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mhatchett
01-05-2015, 09:31 PM
Nice adds!

Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:35 PM
The next two books were gifts from my wife for Christmas. The first is The Anathema Cell by Mary SanGiovanni published by Camelot Books:
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Sock Monkey
01-05-2015, 09:46 PM
With the second book, my wife kinda knocked it out of the park with a lettered edition of Come Fygures Come Shadowes by Richard Matheson. I was also pleasantly surprised when I checked the letter and found that it was UU which matches my lettered edition of A Stir of Echoes.

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Theli
01-06-2015, 02:55 AM
Even more nice additions. I missed your purchase of Blood Red from James Moore earlier, I have it on order right now. The Midnight Meat Train is a fantastic edition too, my nicest DRP book so far.

Also digging the Paul Cain: The Complete Slayers. Hadn't heard of him before, but seeing Max Allan Collins sig on there caught my interest, and proceeded to do a bit of research. Sounds like I should check out some of his work, love old school hard-boiled crime fiction. The lettered edition of Come Fygures Come Shadowes looks fantastic too.

Martin
01-06-2015, 02:56 AM
Fantastic additions, congratulations!

srboone
01-06-2015, 03:19 AM
Wow! Great additions! Love the Lettered matheson.

bookworm 1
01-06-2015, 07:53 AM
Great bunch of books. Love the McKenzie book. Mad at myself for not picking it up. He is one of my favorite writers.

racerx45
01-08-2015, 03:33 AM
Nice adds, congrats

Sock Monkey
01-27-2015, 02:53 PM
So I'm sure everyone has seen numerous pictures of Carrie, but I'd figure I'd post a picture or two along with one of the Glenn Chadbourne remarque.

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Theli
01-27-2015, 06:32 PM
Very nice! Love the remarque and the colour limitation page.

srboone
01-28-2015, 04:52 AM
Fantastic remarque! Congratz.

Sock Monkey
01-29-2015, 03:54 AM
Thanks, theli and srboone. This was my first full page color remarque and I was unsure what to expect. I like it and will be definitely getting the rest of the Doubleday books remarqued.

bookworm 1
01-31-2015, 11:49 AM
Great book. Congratulations.

frik51
01-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Love the books you're showing us - many I've never seen before.
My carrie AE arrived today - also remarqued.
CD did a great, great job showcasing King's first novel.
Can't wait for the rest of the series.

sk

Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 04:52 PM
I've a few new additions lately:

I picked this one up off of Ebay after reading the novella it is based on. I've recently been introduced to Ed Gorman's writing and I love it!
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Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 05:01 PM
Next is Condemned by Michael McBride:

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And an added bonus, bound in the book was a corrected page from a previous draft:
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Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Also from Thunderstorm Books is Retreat by J.F. Gonzalez:

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Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 05:09 PM
The last of my recent Thunderstorm additions is Slowly We Rot by Bryan Smith:
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Also opted for the Zach McCain Remarque, which I think is pretty cool, especially since it only cost $10.
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Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Next up is Book 2 in Camelot Books Deluxe Chapbooks Series, The Essence of Amy by William C. Rasmussen:
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Sock Monkey
03-24-2015, 05:35 PM
And finally, A Little Black Book of Horror Tales by Dennis Etchison and A Little White Book of Ghost Stories by Rick Hautala:

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bugen
03-24-2015, 08:21 PM
They all look nice, and I really dig the design of that Camelot chapbook. Only Gorman I've read is the 'Cages' short, but a novel of it could be interesting.

And Etchison and Hautala... very different but two of the greats. Read Hautala's career collection Glimpses and it's still one of my favorites. Heartbreaker of an intro.

Great stuff, thanks for posting pics!

Plasticine
03-24-2015, 10:53 PM
Nice adds. I'm really interested in Slowly We Rot, so the pics are most appreciated. I've enjoyed the Smith books I've read (Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies and The Dark Ones) and think I might get this edition.

bookworm 1
03-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Very nice adds. love the end papers on those Thunderstorm Press books. I hope to start slowly we rot when I am done with Edward Lee's Creekers. I have read that t is unlike anything he has written. Not as much gore bit an overall great story. So as a huge fan of Bryan I am looking g forward to see what he has done.

TJCams
03-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Nice! Great additions, and some fine looking books!

Sock Monkey
05-07-2015, 08:43 PM
So I received my lettered editions of A Simple Plan and The Ruins. I was little worried when I heard that they were part of the new style of lettered editions and wouldn't be coming with traycases, but I saw some of the pictures of the new style and my worries were somewhat diminished. I resolved to be cautiously optimistic until I actually held the books in my hand and I have to say any fear I had was unfounded. These new lettered editions are awesome!

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Sock Monkey
05-07-2015, 08:47 PM
More of A Simple Plan:

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Theli
05-07-2015, 08:47 PM
Fantastic additions! Love the copy of A Simple Plan, the white leather really stands out.

Sock Monkey
05-07-2015, 08:49 PM
More of The Ruins:

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Sock Monkey
05-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Fantastic additions! Love the copy of A Simple Plan, the white leather really stands out.

Thanks, Theli! I agree about the white leather. It looks even better in person. Even my wife was really impressed with these two books. I'm really happy I splurged on the lettered editions. I have both John Dies at the End and The Straw Men on order and I can't wait to see what they look like!

bookworm 1
05-08-2015, 12:55 AM
Those lettered editions are SUPER.

bookworm 1
05-08-2015, 12:58 AM
The last of my recent Thunderstorm additions is Slowly We Rot by Bryan Smith:
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Also opted for the Zach McCain Remarque, which I think is pretty cool, especially since it only cost $10.
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This is a beautiful book. It is also the best book I have read this year. If you have not read it yet get to it. This was so good.One of Bryan Smith's best books.

Sock Monkey
05-10-2015, 04:43 PM
I actually haven't had a chance to read Slowly We Rot. I promised myself that if I joined Thunderstorm ' s book of the month club I would stay current with their output. That hasn't happened. I'm currently three months behind, but I plan on catching up over the next month or so. Bryan Smith's work has been hit or miss for me (I've only read two of his other books: 68 Kill, which I didn't care for, and Blood and Whiskey, which I liked quite a bit more), but I've heard really good things about this one and look forward to reading it.

Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:23 PM
Received this last week. Very much looking forward to reading it!
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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:27 PM
If You Could See Me Now by Peter Straub:

Picked this one up off of Ebay. Kinda bummed that it arrived with a dinged corner. Why do people insist on using padded envelopes when shipping books? Overall, I'm happy that I finally got a copy for a decent price.

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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:30 PM
I've been looking for these for a while. The second volume is readily available at a decent price, but the first volume is hard to find and rather expensive if you do. I jumped on the pair for $95 plus shipping.

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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Newest Little Book arrived as well. I haven't read anything by Poppy Z. Brite, so I'm pretty excited about this one.

Little Book of New Orleans Stories by Poppy Z. Brite:
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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:42 PM
I got this a while back but never posted any pictures.

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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:48 PM
Another one I've had for a while but never got around to posting pictures. As usual for Sub Press, the production values are very nice, including the slipcase which I think is pretty cool. The only thing that I was slightly disappointed with was that Ellison's signature is on a small slip of paper instead of a full signature sheet. Otherwise, the book is awesome.

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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:51 PM
The newest Black Voltage title from Thunderstorm: Bigfoot Beach by Kristopher Rufty. I really like the "hairy" endpaper and the signature page is a lot of fun, too.

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Sock Monkey
07-13-2015, 10:56 PM
I don't think I ever posted this one either. Chipping away at the Earthling Halloween books.

The Unblemished by Conrad Williams:

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mhatchett
07-13-2015, 11:44 PM
Have they announced this years title yet?

Sock Monkey
07-14-2015, 02:25 AM
Have they announced this years title yet?
No, not yet. I'm eager to see what they have planned, though. Last year's book was amazing, probably in my top ten favorite horror books.

Martin
07-14-2015, 02:49 AM
Great additions! I am heading to the beach next week for a vacation and am debating between two books to take, December Park is one of them.

srboone
07-14-2015, 03:06 AM
Spectaculous! Awesome additions. The hairy endpaper kills me!

Theli
07-14-2015, 05:48 AM
Very nice additions! Congratulations!

Sock Monkey
07-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Thanks, everybody!

TJCams
07-14-2015, 08:33 PM
Those are some fantastic additions! I really the Straub book - read the paperback.

bugen
07-15-2015, 12:19 AM
Nice! Interesting cover on the Conrad Williams. I think I've only read one story of his that was in a SubPress magazine, but it was better than the rest in the issue if memory serves.

My Top of the Volcano had the same small slip for the signature page. Makes me wonder if some sort of apparatus was used for the signings, but I'm just speculating. It's a beautiful book.

Good call on the Wagner books!

Sock Monkey
07-15-2015, 05:36 AM
Those are some fantastic additions! I really the Straub book - read the paperback.
I originally read it in paperback as well. A few years back if I remember correctly. I've wanted this edition for a while. I'm looking forward to their edition of Julia.

Sock Monkey
07-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Nice! Interesting cover on the Conrad Williams. I think I've only read one story of his that was in a SubPress magazine, but it was better than the rest in the issue if memory serves.

My Top of the Volcano had the same small slip for the signature page. Makes me wonder if some sort of apparatus was used for the signings, but I'm just speculating. It's a beautiful book.

Good call on the Wagner books!

I haven't read anything by Williams yet so this will be my introduction. Definitely looking forward to it. Might wait until Halloween and do a book a week to get caught up on my Earthling Halloween books; I still haven't read Blood Red or Motherless Child. Hoping to track down a copy of The Haunted Forest Tour this year as well.

I kicked myself a long time for not jumping on the Wagner books when they were first offered. I'm very happy to have them on my shelves now!

bookworm 1
07-16-2015, 02:55 AM
A super read. read Another in my top 10 of the year so far. I know it came out last year but I just read it. :o.
Received this last week. Very much looking forward to reading it!
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bookworm 1
07-16-2015, 02:56 AM
Newest Little Book arrived as well. I haven't read anything by Poppy Z. Brite, so I'm pretty excited about this one.

Little Book of New Orleans Stories by Poppy Z. Brite:
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bookworm 1
07-16-2015, 02:57 AM
Another one I read recently. A great collection of stories.
I got this a while back but never posted any pictures.

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slayn666
07-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Have they announced this years title yet?

It was JUST announced: Rage Master by Simon Clark (http://www.earthlingpub.com/sc_ragemaster.php).

mhatchett
07-16-2015, 11:57 PM
It was JUST announced: Rage Master by Simon Clark (http://www.earthlingpub.com/sc_ragemaster.php).

I ordered mine through Camelot Books, Thanks! Werewolf story, hope it's interesting.

bugen
07-17-2015, 01:13 PM
"Evil is what we call the force we can discover when we send our minds as far as they can go: when the mind crumbles before something bigger, harder than itself, unknowable and hostile."

-Peter Straub, If You Could See Me Now

Just finished this morning. This was a fantastic read, great purchase!

Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 04:14 PM
"Evil is what we call the force we can discover when we send our minds as far as they can go: when the mind crumbles before something bigger, harder than itself, unknowable and hostile."

-Peter Straub, If You Could See Me Now

Just finished this morning. This was a fantastic read, great purchase!

Thanks! I'm hoping to revisit in the near future. Maybe I'll wait until I get the Centipede edition of Julia and do a Straub double-feature!

Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 06:39 PM
Just received the last book in the Cal Wild Chronicles by Gene O'Neill so I figured it was time to post some pictures. Published by Thunderstorm, each book was limited to 65 signed copies. St. Zach is an expanded edition of the Bad Moon Edition, Burden of Indigo contains no new material that I am aware of, The Near Future and The Far Future collect all of the remaining Cal Wild stories.

Book 1: The Confessions of St. Zach

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Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 06:41 PM
Book 2: The Burden of Indigo

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Book 1 and 2 share the same endpapers so I only included a picture of them for Book 1.

Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Book 3: The Near Future

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Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 06:49 PM
Book 4: The Far Future

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Book 3 and 4 share the same type of endpapers so I only included a picture with Book 3.

Theli
07-21-2015, 05:13 AM
Can't see book 3 for some reason, but man are those some killer endpapers on book one!

Sock Monkey
07-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Can't see book 3 for some reason, but man are those some killer endpapers on book one!

Yeah, something happened there. I think I got it fixed now. Thanks for the heads up!

Theli
07-21-2015, 06:56 AM
Yup, workin' now! Looks great too!

srboone
07-23-2015, 03:12 AM
Great adds!

bookworm 1
07-27-2015, 12:43 AM
That is a beautiful set of books.Congratulations.

Sock Monkey
07-28-2015, 10:34 PM
Thanks, everybody. I'm hoping that Thunderstorm does a slipcase for the Cal Wild set. It was suggested on their member forum and Paul said he'd look into it, but no word yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, though!

Sock Monkey
07-28-2015, 10:50 PM
Received the latest book in the Masters of the Weird Tale series. I've wanted to get my hands on more of David Case's work, so I was thrilled to hear that Centipede was doing this book. This was my first volume in this series that I've picked up and, as with all Centipede Press books, I'm pretty impressed. This is a great looking book, and clocking in at just over 740 pages, it's heavy!

Here's pictures of the spine, the front cover and the back covers:

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Sock Monkey
07-28-2015, 10:52 PM
Here's the endpapers and some interior artwork:

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Sock Monkey
07-28-2015, 10:53 PM
And finally, the limitation page:

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bugen
07-29-2015, 01:19 AM
Very cool. I went for this as well after reading Fengriffen, but have to wait for it to ship through Dark Regions. Looking forward to it.

Thanks for the pics!

Sock Monkey
07-29-2015, 05:23 AM
Thanks, bugen. I ordered mine through Dark Regions as well so hopefully your copy ships soon. Seeing this in person has gotten me really excited for the rumored two volume set by Ramsey Campbell.

Sock Monkey
07-30-2015, 01:38 AM
The new lettered edition of John Dies at the End arrived day. I really can't stress how great these new lettered editions look. They look good in pictures, but are just awesome in person. Thanks, CD, for putting out these awesome books!

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bugen
07-30-2015, 01:46 AM
Cool!

bookworm 1
07-31-2015, 02:14 AM
That is a beautiful book. Congratulations.

Theli
08-02-2015, 05:19 AM
Absolutely killer. The lettered edition is just beautiful!

TJCams
08-06-2015, 03:58 PM
Very nice looking book.

Not quite my cup of tea though, hence I passed on it.

Sock Monkey
08-17-2015, 12:58 AM
I received my books from the Lettered Edition Grab Bag yesterday. As with all of the grab bags I've received from CD, I'm pretty darn happy.

The first books is Dark Advent by Brian Hodge. I really went back and forth about getting the lettered edition when it was first announced and settled on the limited edition due to budget constraints. I kicked myself after seeing what the new lettered editions looked like, so I'm happy that I got lucky with this grab bag selection.

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Sock Monkey
08-17-2015, 01:00 AM
The second book I received from the grab bag was Salome by Mick Garris. I really like the design of this book. This is a really sharp looking book that my subpar photography skills don't quite do it justice.

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Theli
08-17-2015, 05:10 AM
I'm really digging the copy of Salome, that's one book I wish I'd snagged.

bookworm 1
08-25-2015, 02:16 AM
Very nice additions.Love the end papers.

Martin
08-25-2015, 03:36 AM
Great haul with the lettered grab bag items. Salome is a good story as well.

Sock Monkey
08-27-2015, 04:35 PM
Thanks, everybody! I have a couple more books to post, but I'll probably wait until I receive The Straw Men so I can do it in one fell swoop.

William J. Grabowski
08-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Can't go wrong with John R. Little.

Sock Monkey
09-17-2015, 10:12 PM
Can't go wrong with John R. Little.

So true. I've been meaning to get more of his stuff. I'm kinda kicking myself because I didn't get in on an Ebay auction for a lettered edition of The Gray Zone a while back.

Sock Monkey
09-17-2015, 10:41 PM
So I've been lazy about posting pictures...again. I haven't gotten a ton of new additions lately, but I do have a couple.

First up is The Vampire of Plainfield by Kristopher Rufty from Thunderstorm. I've yet to read the book yet, but the simple breakdown is notorious serial killer Ed Gein versus a vampire with normal folks caught in the middle. I also opted for the Remarque by cover artist David Acosta that I dig quite a bit.

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Sock Monkey
09-17-2015, 10:47 PM
Next are two books in Thunderstorm's Elemental line of books: The Event by Michael McBride and The Narrator by Michael McBride and Norman Prentiss. The Elementals are currently being done in two different styles, a printed on boards version and the leather version pictured below. Around 20 copies of each book were done in the leather style. I like my books with a rather subdued look so I absolutely love these. I'm not a huge fan of smaller sized books, but these I really like.

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Sock Monkey
09-17-2015, 10:53 PM
And last, but certainly not least is The Straw Men by Michael Marshall. Another beautiful lettered edition from CD. The introduction is great and the scans of the author's notes are endlessly fascinating (at least to me! :) )

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bookworm 1
09-18-2015, 12:42 AM
Very nice adds. I see we have another author who just scribbles instead of actually signing the books. Still I am very impressed with the end paper's of the lettered editions.

TacomaDiver
09-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Very nice adds. I see we have another author who just scribbles instead of actually signing the books. Still I am very impressed with the end paper's of the lettered editions.

Compared to Scott Smith, this signature is a novella of its own. :)

bookworm 1
09-19-2015, 11:04 PM
:eek:.:D
Compared to Scott Smith, this signature is a novella of its own. :)

slayn666
09-20-2015, 01:54 AM
You guys ever seen Brandon Sanderson's signature?

Theli
09-23-2015, 10:36 PM
Very cool remarque and lettered edition of Straw Men. They sure make some smart looking books!

Sock Monkey
09-24-2015, 03:52 AM
Thanks! The remarques offered by Thunderstorm are cool. They aren't super-elaborate or anything, but they only cost ten bucks so they add some fun and flavor for small cost.

The Straw Men lettered is one of my favorites, though A Simple Plan in the white leather is such an eye-catching book.

Sock Monkey
02-01-2016, 10:50 PM
So here is a few of my newest additions:

First, is the two latest books in Thunderstorm's Elemental line:

Mister Glow Bones by Ronald Kelly:
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Sock Monkey
02-01-2016, 11:05 PM
A Mixed Bag of Blood by David Bernstein:

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Sock Monkey
02-01-2016, 11:06 PM
Next up is the lettered edition of the new Ronald Kelly chapbook, Strong Steps:

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Martin
02-02-2016, 12:29 AM
Next up is the lettered edition of the new Ronald Kelly chapbook, Strong Steps:

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I love Thunderstorms books!

Theli
02-04-2016, 12:03 PM
Very cool Kelly books!

Sock Monkey
02-04-2016, 06:44 PM
Very cool Kelly books!

Thanks!

Sock Monkey
02-04-2016, 06:54 PM
I love Thunderstorms books!

So do I. I love the distinct looks of each of their book lines and the little tweaks on each book; the different endpapers on each Black Voltage is a blast. The only downside is that their books aren't cheap. Not counting the chapbook line, their cheapest is the printed-on-boards version of the Elemental line for $30, but I think that version is going the way of the dodo. I prefer the leather version which runs about $60-$65. Their Black Voltage books are now up to $80. Couple that with how many books they publish--six in January/February combined--its hard to be a completist while on a budget. So I have to pick and choose what I get. Of course, if that's the worst of my problems, then I can't complain too much! :)

Sock Monkey
02-04-2016, 07:06 PM
Sometimes the book gods smile down upon you and you stumble across a book you've been trying to track down for a while and you get it at an awesome price. That's what happened with the latest acquisition, which I normally see go in the $150-$250 range. I was able to swoop this up off Ebay for $25! :D

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RonClinton
02-04-2016, 10:04 PM
Good lord, that's a good deal. ^^^ Congratulations!

Martin
02-05-2016, 03:58 AM
Sometimes the book gods smile down upon you and you stumble across a book you've been trying to track down for a while and you get it at an awesome price. That's what happened with the latest acquisition, which I normally see go in the $150-$250 range. I was able to swoop this up off Ebay for $25! :D

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Fantastic deal, congratulations!

frik51
02-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Amazing deal: congratulations!!!
Shadowland might be my favorite Straub, together with Floating Dragon.
Love those books.

sk

slayn666
02-05-2016, 01:12 PM
Damn that was a steal.

Sock Monkey
02-08-2016, 05:34 PM
Thanks, everybody! I got stupid lucky with this purchase. Just goes to show that at no point should Ebay ever be considered a barometer for the "worth" of a book. I've seen books go for well under normal selling rate and others that went way over price as well. This one just happened to go my way.

Sock Monkey
02-08-2016, 05:44 PM
Amazing deal: congratulations!!!
Shadowland might be my favorite Straub, together with Floating Dragon.
Love those books.

sk

I agree! I call Ghost Story, Floating Dragon, and Shadowland "Straub's Trilogy of Awesome"! Completely love those books. I actually have almost enjoyed all of Straub's work that I've read so far and in most cases, they get better with repeated readings. Pork Pie Hat is one that I liked quite a bit when I read it the first time, but was completely blown away by Straub's mastery over that tale the second time around. The only book that I didn't like when I first read it was Koko, but that was due to my expectations of the story; I had expected a supernatural story along the lines of his Trilogy of Awesome. Julia and If You Could See Me Now are both criminally underrated, in my opinion.

Sock Monkey
02-08-2016, 05:54 PM
So another newish addition. I got this back a few months back and never got around to posting pictures. Barry at Gauntlet was also awesome enough to get me letter UU so I all three of my Matheson lettered editions have matching letters.

Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson:

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Theli
02-08-2016, 07:55 PM
So another newish addition. I got this back a few months back and never got around to posting pictures. Barry at Gauntlet was also awesome enough to get me letter UU so I all three of my Matheson lettered editions have matching letters.

Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson:

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Fantastic! I'd heard about this book recently and I have to say it really piqued my interest! Very killer to pick up the lettered edition!

Sock Monkey
02-08-2016, 09:53 PM
Thanks, Theli. This is another example of a time I got lucky. Gauntlet offered it through their newsletter for $100. I was hesitant to place the order because I didn't know if they'd be able to fill my letter request and I'm trying to keep matching letters. I'm glad I took the gamble because it paid off! :)

Martin
02-09-2016, 03:27 AM
I agree! I call Ghost Story, Floating Dragon, and Shadowland "Straub's Trilogy of Awesome"! Completely love those books. I actually have almost enjoyed all of Straub's work that I've read so far and in most cases, they get better with repeated readings. Pork Pie Hat is one that I liked quite a bit when I read it the first time, but was completely blown away by Straub's mastery over that tale the second time around. The only book that I didn't like when I first read it was Koko, but that was due to my expectations of the story; I had expected a supernatural story along the lines of his Trilogy of Awesome. Julia and If You Could See Me Now are both criminally underrated, in my opinion.

My least favorite Straub tale is Mr. X. My favorite is Lost Boy, Lost Girl followed by Ghost Story.

Martin
02-09-2016, 03:29 AM
Thanks, Theli. This is another example of a time I got lucky. Gauntlet offered it through their newsletter for $100. I was hesitant to place the order because I didn't know if they'd be able to fill my letter request and I'm trying to keep matching letters. I'm glad I took the gamble because it paid off! :)

$100 for that is a great deal, and being able to match Letters makes it all the better. Congratulations!

Sock Monkey
02-09-2016, 05:44 PM
My least favorite Straub tale is Mr. X. My favorite is Lost Boy, Lost Girl followed by Ghost Story.

I still have yet to read Mr. X, The Hellfire Club, and A Dark Matter, though I've had all of those in my TBR pile for a couple of years at least. I thought Lost Boy, Lost Girl was fantastic.

Martin
02-09-2016, 10:25 PM
I still have yet to read Mr. X, The Hellfire Club, and A Dark Matter, though I've had all of those in my TBR pile for a couple of years at least. I thought Lost Boy, Lost Girl was fantastic.

Hellfire Club is a good read as well, A Dark Matter was just ok for me.

Sock Monkey
08-16-2016, 09:13 PM
Been a while since I updated my collection so here are a few new additions:

First is Whispered Echoes by Paul F. Olson
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Sock Monkey
08-16-2016, 09:20 PM
The Chinese Beetle by Brian Keene Lettered Edition:

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Sock Monkey
08-16-2016, 09:23 PM
Well, darn it, all my pictures are coming out sideways. Sorry, guys!

Brian861
08-17-2016, 02:26 AM
Nice adds, Keith!

bugen
08-17-2016, 04:19 AM
Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.

RonClinton
08-17-2016, 05:37 AM
Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.

No, it's interesting metafiction and well done, but I wouldn't group it among his best. I'd recommend GHOUL or DEAD SEA...those are my two favorites. The extended mmpb of TERMINAL is great as well. Just depends if you want, respectively, coming-of-age, apocalypse, or supernatural noir.

TJCams
08-17-2016, 06:17 PM
Well, darn it, all my pictures are coming out sideways. Sorry, guys!

I have that problem too!

Nice adds though. I am probably kicking myself for not getting Whispered Echoes.

Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 07:57 PM
I have that problem too!

Nice adds though. I am probably kicking myself for not getting Whispered Echoes.

I almost passed on it, then went a mini-shopping spree and picked it up along with Haven, Dark Debts, and the new Book Club.

Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 08:02 PM
So I can't figure out why my pictures are coming out sideways, but I figured I'll post them anyways.

I was happy to finally find a decent priced copy of the following book.

In Concert by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem:

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Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 08:05 PM
Out of the Dark by Steve Rasnic Tem:

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Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 08:09 PM
Boy's Life by Robert McCammon:

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Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 08:11 PM
The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz:

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Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 08:14 PM
House of Skin by Jonathan Janz:

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bugen
08-17-2016, 09:14 PM
Great stuff! I assume you're in for Melanie Tem's upcoming Centipede release, then? It's going to be a cool set with his stories, her stories and their stories.

Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 09:25 PM
Great stuff! I assume you're in for Melanie Tem's upcoming Centipede release, then? It's going to be a cool set with his stories, her stories and their stories.

You would assume correctly. :) I'm more familiar with Steve's work than Melanie's but am definitely looking forward to her collection. Has Centipede said when her collection is going on sale? It's been in their forthcoming section for awhile now and I haven't read anything about it in their recent newsletters.

Sock Monkey
08-17-2016, 09:32 PM
Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.

I can't say that I've read a whole bunch of Keene's work. The Cage is probably the only longer work of his that I've read and I thought it was okay. I had few other of his signed limited editions I meant to read, but wound up selling to fund another purchase. I've been also meaning to check out Girl on the Glider for a while, but have been putting off that purchase due to other books being announced that have drained the funds. I'm sure I'll get to it someday...

bugen
08-17-2016, 10:37 PM
You would assume correctly. :) I'm more familiar with Steve's work than Melanie's but am definitely looking forward to her collection. Has Centipede said when her collection is going on sale? It's been in their forthcoming section for awhile now and I haven't read anything about it in their recent newsletters.

Cool, I'm doing the same. There was a lot I liked from In Concert and the title story was incredible but other than a few random short stories in anthologies that's all I've read from her. I'm looking forward to it as well, and had the impression it was going to release some time around her husband's but in looking through my emails I couldn't find anything to substantiate that. Her passing probably caused some delays--it's a shame she never got to see what I'm sure will be a beautiful, definitive collection of her short work.

bugen
08-17-2016, 10:41 PM
No, it's interesting metafiction and well done, but I wouldn't group it among his best. I'd recommend GHOUL or DEAD SEA...those are my two favorites. The extended mmpb of TERMINAL is great as well. Just depends if you want, respectively, coming-of-age, apocalypse, or supernatural noir.

Thanks, Ron. I actually like all three categories you mention but since I want to like the guy's writing and coming-of-age horror always has a special place maybe I'll track down Ghoul. I picked up an e-book a while back of Girl on the Glider so I might just start with that, but maybe not. Appreciate the recommendations.

Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 08:52 PM
So here are a few of my newest additions:

First is Summer of Night by Dan Simmons.

Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 09:03 PM
Well, the curse of the sideways pictures again. One day I'm gonna figure this out...

Brian861
12-01-2016, 10:45 PM
Nice add, Keith!

Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 10:51 PM
Castle of Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
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Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 10:54 PM
A new book in Thunderstorm's Douglas Western line: Grim Riders by Tim Curran
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Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 10:57 PM
Another Douglas Western from Thunderstorm: Seven Buried Hill by Kristopher Rufty:

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Brian861
12-01-2016, 10:59 PM
Let's see if this works:

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Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 11:06 PM
The last addition is the first book in Thunderstorm's new Misteriosa Diablo line. Essentially, the series is set up as an incentive book for members to purchase at a discounted price if they meet a qualifying event (the first was being a member having purchased a book from Thunderstorm in the last 90 days, the second book was part of bundle package of four Bryan Smith books). The title and author are not revealed at all, even upon the shipping invoice so it is a complete surprise until you open the box. Think CD's Forthcoming Grab Bags, but with the book being even more rare (Book 1 only had 30 copies made) and not being able to be purchased by the public afterward.

I was nervous with the purchase, but after I received it I was happy I did. I really like Kelli Owen's work so I was happy to add this to my collection.

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Sock Monkey
12-01-2016, 11:08 PM
Let's see if this works:

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Awesome! Now what's the secret?