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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Actually it was more 'Who the hell beat me?'. I never did figure that one out. I have improved my internet speed just in case they offer this again!
    And no one ever beat Martin again!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    That B&N edition of The Stand features the new "efficient experience" paper that allows you to read pages without turning them. Just read straight through the paper! I do think the endpaper design is cool. Thanks for taking the bullet for us on this purchase. I was tempted to buy it myself. Now I won't.

    Also, I kept picturing Brian James Freeman handing you your CDCC Card and telling you "You are number Two."
    And you replying,"I am not a number! I am a FREE MAN!"
    And then BJF saying, "No, dude, I am Freeman . . ."
    Actually it was more 'Who the hell beat me?'. I never did figure that one out. I have improved my internet speed just in case they offer this again!

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  • jeffingoff
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    That B&N edition of The Stand features the new "efficient experience" paper that allows you to read pages without turning them. Just read straight through the paper! I do think the endpaper design is cool. Thanks for taking the bullet for us on this purchase. I was tempted to buy it myself. Now I won't.

    Also, I kept picturing Brian James Freeman handing you your CDCC Card and telling you "You are number Two."
    And you replying,"I am not a number! I am a FREE MAN!"
    And then BJF saying, "No, dude, I am Freeman . . ."

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  • Brian861
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    I purchased a copy from B&N as well and agree the binding wouldn't "stand" up for long. Just a display piece for me so no worries there.

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  • RonClinton
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    I’ve been wondering about this edition...nice to see some shots of it. Not sure I need to add this to the collection, especially given your comments on it, but that doesn’t mean I’m not curiously tempted...

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  • Martin
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    A few more:
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    And yes, the paper is thin enough you can easily read the text on the other side in any white space, including the art.
    Last edited by Martin; 10-06-2020, 04:28 AM.

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  • Martin
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    So I am perusing eBay for no good reason and I notice someone selling a new version of The Stand with the Wrightson illustrations. It looks a lot like the leather-ish volumes from Barnes and Noble and sure enough it is from them. These are books I do not generally pay much attention to but I decide to go for this one, I actually need a reading copy. The cover and endpapers are cool. The book was shrink wrapped and has a very strong chemical smell. I will leave it out a few days before it goes into a closed bookcase. The paper is about a half a step above tissue and I actually question if the binding would survive a full read. Part of me thinks this is a cool book to own and part of me thinks I will not buy another Barnes and Noble Leather-ish book again.
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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I was surprised that the portfolio was individually numbered as the book was not.
    I believe I only have the lettered one so far. My numbered copy will be a PC I assume as part of my Patreon level.

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  • bookworm 1
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    Nice add. I love the artwork but the portfolios are not for me. It looks great with the book

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    The portfolio is super nice!
    I was surprised that the portfolio was individually numbered as the book was not.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Nice Martin!
    Thanks!

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  • Brian861
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    The portfolio is super nice!

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  • mhatchett
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    Nice Martin!

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  • Martin
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    With the book and on my 'Tall' shelf with other items:
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  • Martin
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    The texture of the paper and the print quality are amazing:
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