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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Thanks, Theli. This is another example of a time I got lucky. Gauntlet offered it through their newsletter for $100. I was hesitant to place the order because I didn't know if they'd be able to fill my letter request and I'm trying to keep matching letters. I'm glad I took the gamble because it paid off!
    $100 for that is a great deal, and being able to match Letters makes it all the better. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    My least favorite Straub tale is Mr. X. My favorite is Lost Boy, Lost Girl followed by Ghost Story.
    I still have yet to read Mr. X, The Hellfire Club, and A Dark Matter, though I've had all of those in my TBR pile for a couple of years at least. I thought Lost Boy, Lost Girl was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    I still have yet to read Mr. X, The Hellfire Club, and A Dark Matter, though I've had all of those in my TBR pile for a couple of years at least. I thought Lost Boy, Lost Girl was fantastic.
    Hellfire Club is a good read as well, A Dark Matter was just ok for me.

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    Been a while since I updated my collection so here are a few new additions:

    First is Whispered Echoes by Paul F. Olson
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    The Chinese Beetle by Brian Keene Lettered Edition:

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    Well, darn it, all my pictures are coming out sideways. Sorry, guys!

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    Nice adds, Keith!

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    Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.
    No, it's interesting metafiction and well done, but I wouldn't group it among his best. I'd recommend GHOUL or DEAD SEA...those are my two favorites. The extended mmpb of TERMINAL is great as well. Just depends if you want, respectively, coming-of-age, apocalypse, or supernatural noir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Well, darn it, all my pictures are coming out sideways. Sorry, guys!
    I have that problem too!

    Nice adds though. I am probably kicking myself for not getting Whispered Echoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    I have that problem too!

    Nice adds though. I am probably kicking myself for not getting Whispered Echoes.
    I almost passed on it, then went a mini-shopping spree and picked it up along with Haven, Dark Debts, and the new Book Club.

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    So I can't figure out why my pictures are coming out sideways, but I figured I'll post them anyways.

    I was happy to finally find a decent priced copy of the following book.

    In Concert by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem:

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    Boy's Life by Robert McCammon:

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    The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz:

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    House of Skin by Jonathan Janz:

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    Great stuff! I assume you're in for Melanie Tem's upcoming Centipede release, then? It's going to be a cool set with his stories, her stories and their stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Great stuff! I assume you're in for Melanie Tem's upcoming Centipede release, then? It's going to be a cool set with his stories, her stories and their stories.
    You would assume correctly. I'm more familiar with Steve's work than Melanie's but am definitely looking forward to her collection. Has Centipede said when her collection is going on sale? It's been in their forthcoming section for awhile now and I haven't read anything about it in their recent newsletters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Looks nice! Would Brian Keene's best work be The Girl on the Glider? I need to read something of his at some point to make an educated judgement and I've been procrastinating.
    I can't say that I've read a whole bunch of Keene's work. The Cage is probably the only longer work of his that I've read and I thought it was okay. I had few other of his signed limited editions I meant to read, but wound up selling to fund another purchase. I've been also meaning to check out Girl on the Glider for a while, but have been putting off that purchase due to other books being announced that have drained the funds. I'm sure I'll get to it someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    You would assume correctly. I'm more familiar with Steve's work than Melanie's but am definitely looking forward to her collection. Has Centipede said when her collection is going on sale? It's been in their forthcoming section for awhile now and I haven't read anything about it in their recent newsletters.
    Cool, I'm doing the same. There was a lot I liked from In Concert and the title story was incredible but other than a few random short stories in anthologies that's all I've read from her. I'm looking forward to it as well, and had the impression it was going to release some time around her husband's but in looking through my emails I couldn't find anything to substantiate that. Her passing probably caused some delays--it's a shame she never got to see what I'm sure will be a beautiful, definitive collection of her short work.
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