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    I don't disagree that the anticipated price point for Ghost Story is rather steep. It's also one of my favorite books from one of my favorite presses AND it's signed by Straub, so there is no way I could miss out on this. It's not a secret that Centipede does nice books, but their edition of Julia is one of my absolute favorites that I own and I'm hoping I'll be equally as fond of their edition of Ghost Story.

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      I did end up passing on GHOST STORY, as I kind of thought I would. I might have been tempted at a lesser price, but even with that… from what very little I see of the art in the very nice Centipede edition, just those two images on the offering page, I like the art in my S/L Hill House edition better. Sure, there’s a bit of FOMO going on, but I’m pleased and comfortable with the edition I have.
      Last edited by RonClinton; 05-05-2024, 04:01 PM.
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        Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
        I did end up passing on GHOST STORY, as I kind of thought I would. I might have been tempted at a lesser price, but even with that… from what very little I see of the art in the very nice Centipede edition, just those two images on the offering page, I like the art in my S/L Hill House edition better. Sure, there’s a bit of FOMO going on, but I’m pleased and comfortable with the edition I have.
        I'm unsure about the art myself on the Centipede edition. Like you, I've only seen what is posted on the product page, but from what I've seen it doesn't blow me away. I'm not familiar with the art in the Hill House edition beyond that on the dustjacket, which I do like. I'm not quite sure why I never previously tracked down a copy of the Hill House edition. Of course, I'm still on board with this new edition. I might need to liquidate some other books to make sure this doesn't completely sink my budget, though. This and Children of Dune back-to-back sure hurts the pocketbook.

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          Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

          I'm unsure about the art myself on the Centipede edition. Like you, I've only seen what is posted on the product page, but from what I've seen it doesn't blow me away. I'm not familiar with the art in the Hill House edition beyond that on the dustjacket, which I do like. I'm not quite sure why I never previously tracked down a copy of the Hill House edition. Of course, I'm still on board with this new edition.
          Here is the front and back of the dj and one of the interiors:

          https://x.com/ron_clinton/status/100...CUeUjfN8huHsPw
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            Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

            Here is the front and back of the dj and one of the interiors:

            https://x.com/ron_clinton/status/100...CUeUjfN8huHsPw
            Okay, so that interior illustration is incredibly creepy! I really like it! If the rest of the interior illustrations are as such, I can see why you'd be content with that edition. Thanks for sharing!

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              I went for the Centipede edition today. I figure if I don't like it (unlikely) it should be easy enough to flip it. I've probably said that about many of the books that never leave my house once they show up

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                Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post
                I went for the Centipede edition today. I figure if I don't like it (unlikely) it should be easy enough to flip it. I've probably said that about many of the books that never leave my house once they show up
                Am very jealous of you! I was very close to grabbing this, but I ultimately decided to spend the money on a handful of other books that I've had my eye on for a while. I figured I'd get more reading bang for my buck that way but still wish I could've swung for the Straub book too. It looks fantastic!

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                  Was there a newsletter this weekend?  Don't recall seeing one.

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                    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
                    Was there a newsletter this weekend? Don't recall seeing one.
                    Don't believe so. I didn't receive one either.

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                      Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

                      Don't believe so. I didn't receive one either.
                      Thanks, was hoping that was the case!

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                        Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
                        Was there a newsletter this weekend?  Don't recall seeing one.
                        Definitely not, according to Facebook. I figured there'd be nothing to order, as Jerad didn't mention anything in the last newsletter.

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                          Received my shipping notice for Ghost Story. Should be here by Tuesday. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this one in person.

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                            Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
                            Received my shipping notice for Ghost Story. Should be here by Tuesday. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this one in person.
                            Received my GHOST STORY today. In a word: Stunning. I have to say I was nervous that the high price point wouldn't justify the end product, but, it exceeded what I expected. It's on the level of A MOUNTAIN WALKED, which is one of the best-looking books I have on my shelf. It's really gorgeous. It was a stiff purchase (for me these days), but I am now relieved that I ponied up. It's going to be a "classic" CP book.

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                              Originally posted by swintek View Post

                              Received my GHOST STORY today. In a word: Stunning. I have to say I was nervous that the high price point wouldn't justify the end product, but, it exceeded what I expected. It's on the level of A MOUNTAIN WALKED, which is one of the best-looking books I have on my shelf. It's really gorgeous. It was a stiff purchase (for me these days), but I am now relieved that I ponied up. It's going to be a "classic" CP book.
                              Great to hear that. My copy is not scheduled to arrive until Thursday but is already one state away. At this point I expect to see it Monday afternoon. 

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                                Originally posted by swintek View Post

                                Received my GHOST STORY today. In a word: Stunning. I have to say I was nervous that the high price point wouldn't justify the end product, but, it exceeded what I expected. It's on the level of A MOUNTAIN WALKED, which is one of the best-looking books I have on my shelf. It's really gorgeous. It was a stiff purchase (for me these days), but I am now relieved that I ponied up. It's going to be a "classic" CP book.
                                I received mine on Friday and I have to agree with your assessment. It really is a beautiful book. I will say that I wish it matched Centipede's edition of JULIA a little bit more--JULIA has the title on the book spine, GHOST STORY pulls a Thunderstorm Black Voltage and just has continued dustjacket art; JULIA's slipcase is plain, GHOST STORY has title, embossing, and inset art akin to, but not the same as, THE CLUB DUMAS--mostly because it would look better on the shelf together. But I'm viewing them as a set and Jerad probably was not. It is a VERY minor quibble for what is another great Centipede edition. Maybe I'll get some pictures posted over the next day or two.

                                Now, I'm looking forward to SHADOWLAND! And I kinda wish that Jerad would give us a new complete set of the Blue Rose books. Heck, just give me a complete Peter Straub Library!

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