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  • Ben Staad
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    Saw that over on the FB group for Suntup. Made me realize I could use a Tremblay book in my life.



    Originally posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    Dark Regions is having a contest for the signed Silence.

    https://darkregions.com/blogs/news/t...dcover-contest
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  • CyberGhostface
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    Dark Regions is having a contest for the signed Silence.

    https://darkregions.com/blogs/news/t...dcover-contest

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I was able to find a copy which was a huge relief since I missed out on the initial ordering window. Still amazed at how fast this AE sold out, but it is a famous book and has a lot of cross-over potential. Could it become one of the most, if not the most, valuable AEs yet?

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  • CyberGhostface
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    https://subterraneanpress.com/all-bo...e-of-the-lambs

    For those who missed the AE.

    Edit: only if you purchased the Red Dragon AE from Subterranean, sorry
    Last edited by CyberGhostface; 01-09-2021, 06:55 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Very thoughtful replies. Thank you all very much. They give me pause on such a large purchase.

    I've wrung my hands long enough over this one and I really think I will pass on it.

    These replies are indicative of why these type of forums are so special.

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  • JeremyM
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    My views are similar to Ron's. I love the story. I love the paper covering the boards. I have not handled my copy enough to notice the fragility Ron mentions but I have handled it enough to believe that it would be fragile. The actually printing of the book is very nice but not spectacular and the art is just ok for my taste. Value is very subjective. Is it a nice book? Yes. Is it worth spending three months of my book budget on? No.
    Pretty much this - the Andrea Peterson walnut dyed rag paper used for the cover is very cool, and I liked the design & stamping. However, the Cougar Opaque paper the book is printed on is too glossy for my taste, no texture to it.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Question for folks who own a numbered of Brother. Is the book as great looking in person? Is the paper interesting? In other words, aesthetically only, is this worth the money. I've seen pictures and really like the way it looks. I have read the story and liked it but it wouldn't go in my top 40.

    In other words I was thinking of purchasing a copy but at $300 it is way out of my normal range. Just so folks understand my budget I allocate $100/month* for book orders which includes all books including reading copies.

    That all being said I really love the way that this book looks. The negatives -if they can be called that- is that the artwork doesn't grab me.

    Anywho...ramble over. Feedback is appreciated.

    *Self imposed. I am now only buying books with cash on hand. No more CC's. Those are mostly empty now and are only going to be broken out for actual emergencies.
    My views are similar to Ron's. I love the story. I love the paper covering the boards. I have not handled my copy enough to notice the fragility Ron mentions but I have handled it enough to believe that it would be fragile. The actually printing of the book is very nice but not spectacular and the art is just ok for my taste. Value is very subjective. Is it a nice book? Yes. Is it worth spending three months of my book budget on? No.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Question for folks who own a numbered of Brother. Is the book as great looking in person? Is the paper interesting? In other words, aesthetically only, is this worth the money. I've seen pictures and really like the way it looks. I have read the story and liked it but it wouldn't go in my top 40.

    In other words I was thinking of purchasing a copy but at $300 it is way out of my normal range. Just so folks understand my budget I allocate $100/month* for book orders which includes all books including reading copies.

    That all being said I really love the way that this book looks. The negatives -if they can be called that- is that the artwork doesn't grab me.

    Anywho...ramble over. Feedback is appreciated.

    *Self imposed. I am now only buying books with cash on hand. No more CC's. Those are mostly empty now and are only going to be broken out for actual emergencies.
    Since you mention your only barometer is the design and aesthetics, and, as well, that you don’t like the art, the only visible element left, generally speaking, is the paper in which its boards are covered. While in my mind that’s definitely not a reason to drop $300, it is indeed a unique paper in both manufacture and striking appearance. It is also somewhat fragile in that wear spots are easily created by repeated abrasion (removal and insertion) against the slipcase. I also had some ink from the paper somehow at the time of production or shipping transfer over onto the page edges in the form of a bit of spotting. I contacted Paul, and he sent me a graphic eraser and that pretty much cleaned it up. If I wasn’t such a fan of the story, I probably would have sold it by now as the simplicity and fragility of the design (and that spotting) was a bit dissatisfying, but I love the story and I appreciate the deluxe treatment it’s been given, even if to my eye the execution misses the mark by a hair, at least at that price point.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 01-09-2021, 06:10 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thanks for the reply. It is appreciated.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Brother is not worth it to me but folks rave about it for some reason . I'm probably the only one who didn't care for it at all. Not the production, the story itself.

    I commend you about not using CC's for book purchases. I have that strict policy as well for myself. Although, I do use payment plans and layaways.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Question for folks who own a numbered of Brother. Is the book as great looking in person? Is the paper interesting? In other words, aesthetically only, is this worth the money. I've seen pictures and really like the way it looks. I have read the story and liked it but it wouldn't go in my top 40.

    In other words I was thinking of purchasing a copy but at $300 it is way out of my normal range. Just so folks understand my budget I allocate $100/month* for book orders which includes all books including reading copies.

    That all being said I really love the way that this book looks. The negatives -if they can be called that- is that the artwork doesn't grab me.

    Anywho...ramble over. Feedback is appreciated.

    *Self imposed. I am now only buying books with cash on hand. No more CC's. Those are mostly empty now and are only going to be broken out for actual emergencies.
    Brother is not worth it to me but folks rave about it for some reason . I'm probably the only one who didn't care for it at all. Not the production, the story itself.

    I commend you about not using CC's for book purchases. I have that strict policy as well for myself. Although, I do use payment plans and layaways.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Question for folks who own a numbered of Brother. Is the book as great looking in person? Is the paper interesting? In other words, aesthetically only, is this worth the money. I've seen pictures and really like the way it looks. I have read the story and liked it but it wouldn't go in my top 40.

    In other words I was thinking of purchasing a copy but at $300 it is way out of my normal range. Just so folks understand my budget I allocate $100/month* for book orders which includes all books including reading copies.

    That all being said I really love the way that this book looks. The negatives -if they can be called that- is that the artwork doesn't grab me.

    Anywho...ramble over. Feedback is appreciated.

    *Self imposed. I am now only buying books with cash on hand. No more CC's. Those are mostly empty now and are only going to be broken out for actual emergencies.

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Paul contacted me a short while back to gain some unique follow-up information, including a scan, about a title that I suggested, one that I know has an immense amount of popularity and has been mentioned before, so if it's that one I know a good number of people, including me, will be very pleased. It has only had one limited treatment done before, but it was not numbered and was not from the smaller presses we typically discuss here...Paul's edition would truly be the first deluxe treatment worthy of the book's popularity and importance. I apologize for being cryptic or vague, but I figure it's a 50/50 shot and I don't want to either spread false rumors or blow the surprise, so I'll have to leave it at that.
    Even if it doesn't end up being the February title, you should give more hints! ;-)

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    It will probably get lost but I figured I would post it here in case it helps anyone.

    Suntup Announcement Schedule Q1 2021:
    January – March 2021
    JANUARY 2021
    Wednesday,January 6th, 2021 Facebook Live
    Thursday,January 7th, 2021 Announcement and Matching Pre-Order
    Saturday,January 9th, 2021 Public Pre-Order

    FEBRUARY 2021
    Wednesday,February 3rd, 2021 Facebook Live
    Thursday,February 4th, 2021 Announcement and Matching Pre-Order
    Saturday,February 6th, 2021 Public Pre-Order
    Wednesday,February 24th, 202 Facebook Live
    Thursday,February 25th, 2021 Announcement and Matching Pre-Order
    Saturday,February 27th, 2021 Public Pre-Order

    MARCH 2021
    Wednesday,March 17th, 2021 Facebook Live
    Thursday,March 18th, 2021 Announcement and Matching Pre-Order
    Saturday,March 20th, 2021 Public Pre-Order
    Thanks. I’m usually up on this stuff even for publishers I don’t buy a lot from. Work’s been a beast lately so I’ve been off my game.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    What if everybody spammed the survey with 50 Shades of Grey??

    Something similar actually happened with the Rock Band video game series many years back! There was some group online that spammed the request page with Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. So when the developers released the song in the game, they could proudly say that it was "the most requested song they ever got". ;-)
    I believe I have book 2 and 3 on the shelf. My wife read and loved the series. The funny part was that she said it was the worst writing she ever read but she loved it. She loaned the 1st book to someone and it never returned. That was probably a good thing as she wanted me to read the series and her description left me less than enthused by that prospect.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    What if everybody spammed the survey with 50 Shades of Grey??

    Something similar actually happened with the Rock Band video game series many years back! There was some group online that spammed the request page with Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. So when the developers released the song in the game, they could proudly say that it was "the most requested song they ever got". ;-)
    That would be too funny. Just thinking about the potential artwork or wraparound dustjacket is making me chuckle. I'm horribly inappropriate

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