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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    He basically acknowledged that the guesses were correct so Blackwater it is. He also stated that he would be publishing it as a single volume rather than each section.
    Thanks Martin! Appreciate that info!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Had a last minute meeting at work which prevented me from watching today's facebook live. Were there any major announcements; or, was tomorrow's book teased at all? Just curious.
    He basically acknowledged that the guesses were correct so Blackwater it is. He also stated that he would be publishing it as a single volume rather than each section.

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  • sholloman81
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    Had a last minute meeting at work which prevented me from watching today's facebook live. Were there any major announcements; or, was tomorrow's book teased at all? Just curious.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    As my copy of Cari Mora contains the only signature I have from Harris maybe I would be better off cutting that page out of the book and loosely inserting it into my Suntup SotL's?
    I've absolutely thought the same thing.

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    As my copy of Cari Mora contains the only signature I have from Harris maybe I would be better off cutting that page out of the book and loosely inserting it into my Suntup SotL's?
    I think that's exactly what some folks did!

    I recall there being several people with signed bookplates from Harris. Considering that his signatures are rather rare, I imagine that people were taking the Cari Mora signatures and transforming then into nice little signature cards/plates.

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  • Ben Staad
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    As my copy of Cari Mora contains the only signature I have from Harris maybe I would be better off cutting that page out of the book and loosely inserting it into my Suntup SotL's?

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  • slayn666
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    The asshole in me is hoping Suntup does an edition of Cari Mora...

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Still overpriced in my view.
    It's funny because it's true.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post


    I just saw these in the clearance bin at Walmart.

    CARI MORA WALMART.jpg
    Still overpriced in my view.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by swintek View Post

    Yeah, I took your emphatically negative review of CARI MORA to not even bother. There weren't anyone who had anything nice to say about that book, it seems. Unfortunately I had already sprung for the signed edition (B & N), and am stuck with it, killing valuable storage box space!

    I just saw these in the clearance bin at Walmart.

    CARI MORA WALMART.jpg

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by swintek View Post
    Back on topic, what do you all think of the art on the Suntup SotL? I really like the cover (the "A" cover), and the slipcase art. The interiors perhaps a tad less so, but still solid. I did immediately notice both the lack of illustrated endpapers and the 2 color printing that made RED DRAGON such a successful edition. The black textured endpapers here are nice, so- not really knocking it (anything is better than plain white- which just kills books for me), but I am a sucker for illustrated endpapers and RD's were immediately striking and fantastic. Then you open it up and see the awesome William Blake color frontis and two color title page printing and you knew right away this was a special book. While still a fine edition that I'm glad to have, I have to say that SILENCE just isn't quite as nice as RD, and- at thrice the price! I didn't set out to compare the two books, but, I guess it can't be helped. And, it must be said, if I have any real criticism of Suntup's recent AE editions- it's only that: I think they're a bit overpriced. Because there's no denying that they are thoughtfully designed and made, absolutely. I wish they were (just, maybe) on the under side of $100. Then I'd feel GREAT about them. Lol. Obviously, I guess. I don't know, that's just my sense. Your mileage WILL vary.
    I really like the Artists Edition of Silence of the Lambs. Your note prompted me to pull out Red Dragon and compare. Here are my thoughts:
    Slipcase: I really prefer the Dragon scale effect on Red Dragon.
    Cloth Boards: Comparable but I like the gold foil on Red Dragon.
    End Papers: A actually prefer the black textured paper on Silence over the illustrations on Red Dragon.
    Interior Design: I prefer the two color printing on Red Dragon.
    Dust Jacket: I love them both but like the contrast on Silence of the Lambs as well as the reversible image.
    Art: I think both have art that is appropriate to the story and can't say I have a preference.

    I guess in a direct comparison I prefer Red Dragon but in truth I love both of them.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Opened the box today. I really think this is a slick production and I enjoy the artwork. I do think they missed a trick with the endpapers. I am a little puzzled why they didn't marble them or other.

    I have forever knocked the Suntup price point and probably always will. I like all of their work and love a few. This book is awesome but, for me, I struggle with the $140-$150+ price points for these editions.

    To be honest here the price point is tough for me regardless of the production quality. I just don't have the funds to continually drop $150 on a book.My comfort zone is under $100 ($75-$85) and I would be ecstatic if Suntup where in that range.

    But like Paul indicated he is running his business his way. And his way is expensive and artisanal based. I can appreciate and respect that.

    My guess is I will always be a fan of Suntup. I just will not be able to appreciate many of their books in person.

    Suntup SOtL.jpg

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  • swintek
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    Back on topic, what do you all think of the art on the Suntup SotL? I really like the cover (the "A" cover), and the slipcase art. The interiors perhaps a tad less so, but still solid. I did immediately notice both the lack of illustrated endpapers and the 2 color printing that made RED DRAGON such a successful edition. The black textured endpapers here are nice, so- not really knocking it (anything is better than plain white- which just kills books for me), but I am a sucker for illustrated endpapers and RD's were immediately striking and fantastic. Then you open it up and see the awesome William Blake color frontis and two color title page printing and you knew right away this was a special book. While still a fine edition that I'm glad to have, I have to say that SILENCE just isn't quite as nice as RD, and- at thrice the price! I didn't set out to compare the two books, but, I guess it can't be helped. And, it must be said, if I have any real criticism of Suntup's recent AE editions- it's only that: I think they're a bit overpriced. Because there's no denying that they are thoughtfully designed and made, absolutely. I wish they were (just, maybe) on the under side of $100. Then I'd feel GREAT about them. Lol. Obviously, I guess. I don't know, that's just my sense. Your mileage WILL vary.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    HANNIBAL did suck, and then some. I also read the prequel.

    But..."never"...? Ah, then you didn't read Harris' CARI MORA, did you? Hard to believe that book was by the same author of RED DRAGON and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, masterpieces both.
    Yeah, I took your emphatically negative review of CARI MORA to not even bother. There weren't anyone who had anything nice to say about that book, it seems. Unfortunately I had already sprung for the signed edition (B & N), and am stuck with it, killing valuable storage box space!

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  • Martin
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    I appear to be in the minority here but I loved Hannibal. Part of that is shaped by the fact I was aware that he was not interested in writing it but was told they would do the movie without him if he didn't. He purposely created an ending that he knew would not be used in the movie. Cari Mora on the other hand is a book that did not need to be written!

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