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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Think I will be starting the Thunderstorm LE of Tyler Jones' collection "Turn Up the Sun" next. Have never read anything by him but have heard good things.
    I passed on this and I’m really mad at myself. Every time Thunderstorm offers these novella omnibuses, I hold off for one stupid reason or another and then kick myself repeatedly when it sells out. I just need to pull the trigger and not be so darn wishy-washy.

    I’m curious as to your thoughts when you get done and if this should be put at the top of my aftermarket search list.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just finished the DRP limited edition of Josh Malerman's "Malorie". Really enjoyed this one. In fact, I think I liked it even more than Birdbox. Malerman really nailed the characters, especially Malorie's children. This novel also had some surprises and twists that I just didn't see coming. It's so enjoyable when an author can keep you off-balance, in a good way. Also really enjoyed the production values on this one. Like that it was oversized, and really enjoyed all the Glen Chadbourne artwork. It really does match their previous edition of Birdbox perfectly, and I'm so glad to have both in my collection.

    Think I will be starting the Thunderstorm LE of Tyler Jones' collection "Turn Up the Sun" next. Have never read anything by him but have heard good things.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post

    I bought a Brubaker Humble Bundle awhile back, and got a ton of his independent stuff that was just awesome.
    That's very cool. I stepped away from comics for a very long time and still can't honestly say that I'm back into them, but I've dabbled a little bit recently as with the Gotham Central collection, but a lot if has been for nostalgia's sake. I do feel like I've missed out on a lot of Brubaker's comics over the past years and have been tempted to start picking them up. I'm just not sure how much money I want to start pouring back into this hobby. The limited edition book collecting has become more expensive recently so finances are a little stretched. Maybe the library has some collected editions.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I just recently completed compiling a full run of Gotham Central! I had read the first issue or two when it first came out and acquired the first dozen issues or so, but never got around to reading them. Recently picked up the rest of the series for pretty cheap on eBay and I'm looking to digging into the series. If you like Brubaker, check out Scene of the Crime. It's only four issues long and it's a great little noir-ish mystery.
    I bought a Brubaker Humble Bundle awhile back, and got a ton of his independent stuff that was just awesome.

    As for Wanderers - I've only read the first few Miriam Black books in the series (I never finished it - I don't remember much of anything about them either).  I don't remember being WOWed by them, but I know I didn't hate them.

    I needed something to read that I had the eBook of (I may have said it elsewhere, but I've been finding reading in bed with my Kindle is a lot easier) and it had some good ratings. I was a little hesitant because it's a long one for sure.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    For what it's worth, I wasn't much taken with WANDERERS, and I'm a big fan of Wendig's 6-book Miriam Black series, so went in with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. For me, it felt plodding and fell way short of his clearly ambitious goal with this novel. I ended up selling my signed 1st HC of it, and have not picked up the sequel, WAYWARD. I also skipped his new horror novel, THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS.

    You know that unfortunate thing where you really enjoy an author's work, then read a book that so disappoints that it chronically taints the way you view them and end up never picking up another book by them? WANDERERS was that book for me. I hope I'll return to Wendig's work someday, but it's probably going to be a while.
    I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually, but your review definitely gives me pause.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Would love for you to leave a review for Wendig's "Wanderers" when you are done. Have had this book in my to-read pile for quite a while; however, I always seem to pass it over and grab something else from the stack instead. Not sure why other than I have never read anything by Wendig and that the book itself is quite long. That being said, I have seen the book compared to King's The Stand in multiple reviews; so, perhaps I'm doing myself a disservice and should read this ASAP.
    For what it's worth, I wasn't much taken with WANDERERS, and I'm a big fan of Wendig's 6-book Miriam Black series, so went in with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. For me, it felt plodding and fell way short of his clearly ambitious goal with this novel. I ended up selling my signed 1st HC of it, and have not picked up the sequel, WAYWARD. I also skipped his new horror novel, THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS.

    You know that unfortunate thing where you really enjoy an author's work, then read a book that so disappoints that it chronically taints the way you view them and end up never picking up another book by them? WANDERERS was that book for me. I hope I'll return to Wendig's work someday, but it's probably going to be a while.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Took a book break and read the Gotham Central series from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. I really enjoyed the street level perspective of the Gotham City police with minimal appearances by The Bat. Of course, Brubaker and Rucka are solid and reliable.

    Afterwards, I decided on finally tackling Chuck Wendig's Wanderers. My Goodreads says I'm 18% of the way in and so far it's going pretty good. I have zero idea where it's headed (which is great - I entered this one completely unspoiled) and looking forward to seeing where it takes me.
    Would love for you to leave a review for Wendig's "Wanderers" when you are done. Have had this book in my to-read pile for quite a while; however, I always seem to pass it over and grab something else from the stack instead. Not sure why other than I have never read anything by Wendig and that the book itself is quite long. That being said, I have seen the book compared to King's The Stand in multiple reviews; so, perhaps I'm doing myself a disservice and should read this ASAP.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    Yes, thank you! I was thinking about the proposed 5th book, which was supposed to be, I believe, Carlton Mellick. I think the press folded before it was officially announced.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Took a book break and read the Gotham Central series from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. I really enjoyed the street level perspective of the Gotham City police with minimal appearances by The Bat. Of course, Brubaker and Rucka are solid and reliable.

    Afterwards, I decided on finally tackling Chuck Wendig's Wanderers. My Goodreads says I'm 18% of the way in and so far it's going pretty good. I have zero idea where it's headed (which is great - I entered this one completely unspoiled) and looking forward to seeing where it takes me.
    I just recently completed compiling a full run of Gotham Central! I had read the first issue or two when it first came out and acquired the first dozen issues or so, but never got around to reading them. Recently picked up the rest of the series for pretty cheap on eBay and I'm looking to digging into the series. If you like Brubaker, check out Scene of the Crime. It's only four issues long and it's a great little noir-ish mystery.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Took a book break and read the Gotham Central series from Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka.  I really enjoyed the street level perspective of the Gotham City police with minimal appearances by The Bat. Of course, Brubaker and Rucka are solid and reliable.

    Afterwards, I decided on finally tackling Chuck Wendig's Wanderers. My Goodreads says I'm 18% of the way in and so far it's going pretty good.  I have zero idea where it's headed (which is great - I entered this one completely unspoiled) and looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    THE LIGHT IS THE DARKNESS was the title, I believe.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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    I think the Edward Lee book was The Haunter at the Threshold and Barron's was The Light is the Darkness. I might be wrong about the Barron book.

    I have the Morningstar lettered edition of John R. Little's Dreams in Black and White that I think is a great production. I picked it up for like $80 on eBay, directly from Larry Roberts if I remember correctly. I've wanted to track down more of their lettered editions on the aftermarket but they don't come up too often anymore. There was a period of time that Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town was going really cheap and I should've picked it up when I had the chance.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    Infernal House published huge traycased editions that retailed for around $175.00. They published Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Ketchum's The Woman, something by Edward Lee, and there was a fourth that may or may not have been published that was written by a Bizarro author, which I passed on when it was solicited. Gorgeous books, but the imprint was a casualty of the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall.
    I can’t recall the title, but Laird Barron wrote the 4th book.
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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    Infernal House published huge traycased editions that retailed for around $175.00. They published Keene's Darkness on the Edge of Town, Ketchum's The Woman, something by Edward Lee, and there was a fourth that may or may not have been published that was written by a Bizarro author, which I passed on when it was solicited. Gorgeous books, but the imprint was a casualty of the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall.
    Thanks for that info! One day, when I have time, I'll have to see if I can read up on the implosion of Delirium and Horror Mall as that sort of thing interests me. Without knowing the background, I can truly say that it's a bummer that it also took down Infernal House as each of the book you mention are quite nice. Only have the Ketchum title, but would love to track down the others assuming they can be had at a reasonable price.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just started the DRP limited edition of Josh Malerman's "Malorie". Have been holding off reading this novel until the DRP LE was finally in-hand (was delayed 4 years in production). Only about 75 pages in, but, based on the killer opening, I'm pretty sure that this book is going to be great. What a way to start this story! Also really digging the interior Glen Chadbourne artwork!

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