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  • RonClinton
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    Good to know, and pleased to hear the book came first so that it, for all intents and purposes, is the original word on the matter — thanks, guys.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I actually have never read the book and only saw the movie when I was in high school. If my memory serves me correct the book was originally released as a fiction novel and marketed as a true story a couple of years before the movie.
    The book definitely came first, in 1977 I believe. ¬†It was marketed from the beginning as a “true” story based on the real life murders of the DeFeo family (entire family except for an infant murdered by the oldest son, Ronald DeFeo). The movie came out in 1979 (??).
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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I went for an AE copy. I've never the read the book, but the iconic status of the phenomena and the extra materials intrigued me too much to pass on what will be my first read of the book. I've of course seen the book on used bookstore shelves forever...but am curious, if anyone knows (and I never took the time to thumb through the pb and find out for myself): Is the book a standalone original telling of the tale, or essentially a movie tie-in (definitely hoping the former) -- that is, which came first: the book or the film?
    I actually have never read the book and only saw the movie when I was in high school. If my memory serves me correct the book was originally released as a fiction novel and marketed as a true story a couple of years before the movie.

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  • RonClinton
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    I went for an AE copy. I've never the read the book, but the iconic status of the phenomena and the extra materials intrigued me too much to pass on what will be my first read of the book. I've of course seen the book on used bookstore shelves forever...but am curious, if anyone knows (and I never took the time to thumb through the pb and find out for myself): Is the book a standalone original telling of the tale, or essentially a movie tie-in (definitely hoping the former) -- that is, which came first: the book or the film?

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  • mulleins
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    I picked up the artist edition, but will pass on the rest.¬¬† Like some have already said, not a well written story but put together well enough that people (to this day) believe the events really happened.¬¬† Amityville is the Blair Witch of haunted houses.¬¬† I look forward to studying the artwork up close and reading the introduction.¬¬†¬¬† (The¬†¬ is not a Canadian accent being typed, not sure why it keeps doing that...A).

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Easy pass. While I really like the design of the limited and, especially, the lettered edition, the book, in my opinion, just isn't that well-written. I feel like the real-like claims and the hype around it have given this book far longer legs than if it would have had otherwise.

    On a funny side note, I was scrolling through Showtime the other night and they had the Ryan Reynolds remake of The Amityville Horror listed under the documentary section. My wife and I got a little laugh out of it.
    A pass for me too. I haven't read the book since the '80s, but I don't remember it being anything special. The Lettered edition looks amazing, though.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Pass. I was never a fan of this.

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Looks like today's announcement was "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson. Anyone picking this up? Like the artwork and think the new introduction sounds interesting; however, this will be a pass for me.

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Easy pass. While I really like the design of the limited and, especially, the lettered edition, the book, in my opinion, just isn't that well-written. I feel like the real-like claims and the hype around it have given this book far longer legs than if it would have had otherwise.
    You know, I just finished reading this myself and couldn't agree more.

    The novel itself was pretty bad. The hype has given it a longevity that the text doesn't deserve.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Easy pass. While I really like the design of the limited and, especially, the lettered edition, the book, in my opinion, just isn't that well-written. I feel like the real-like claims and the hype around it have given this book far longer legs than if it would have had otherwise.

    On a funny side note, I was scrolling through Showtime the other night and they had the Ryan Reynolds remake of The Amityville Horror listed under the documentary section. My wife and I got a little laugh out of it.

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  • sholloman81
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    Looks like today's announcement was "The Amityville Horror" by Jay Anson. Anyone picking this up? Like the artwork and think the new introduction sounds interesting; however, this will be a pass for me.

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  • joejets
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    The Poe volume is very large and beautiful, would love a matching Lovecraft volume.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I'm content with my CD two-fer of THE EXORCIST and LEGION, S/L HC signed by Blatty. Given the recent Thunderstorm and Lividian Must-Haves, it was a (financial) relief to be able to skip this one. Looks like a terrific production, though...if I didn't have the Good-Enough CD volume, I'd be all over this Suntup edition.
    Ditto for me as well. I've always really liked the CD edition- it's got a great design, nicely oversized, sturdily-slipcased, and well-illustrated. And, as you say- it's got both novels and is signed. Having said that- I do wish I had both Suntup books as well because they really do look great. But, yeah- there are officially too many books now- in my library and in general. Gotta be more and more discerning these days.

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  • Splync
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    My heart is happy. My wallet is not.

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  • Dave1442397
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    I bought it because I have Suntup's Exorcist, so I figured I might as well have both books. I know I read Legion way back when, but I remember nothing about it at this point.

     

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  • RonClinton
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    I'm content with my CD two-fer of THE EXORCIST and LEGION, S/L HC signed by Blatty. Given the recent Thunderstorm and Lividian Must-Haves, it was a (financial) relief to be able to skip this one. Looks like a terrific production, though...if I didn't have the Good-Enough CD volume, I'd be all over this Suntup edition.

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