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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Night Shift had a crappy cover, but I still liked it...
    The first edition of Night Shift that I read was the paperback with the bandaged hand with the eyes (for "I am the Doorway"). That cover was excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    The first edition of Night Shift that I read was the paperback with the bandaged hand with the eyes (for "I am the Doorway"). That cover was excellent.
    I remember and love that cover too. I meant the original hardback cover which was close enough to a brown bag cover as to make no difference.

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    Hans took some shit over posting the similarities between those covers. It was ridiculous. People bitching saying not to judge a book by its cover which he wasn't doing just stating what everyone else here is saying. One guy got really made and said he wouldn't follow his page anymore. Some people are nuts. Also, I hate this cover as well. Lets hope we get a good signed limited(Or even Gift ed) out there from a publisher who cares *Cough*CD*Cough**.

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    Can't say the book will suck, but the cover sure does.

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    Interesting. I actually like the cover, a bit plain but I don't really think there's anything wrong with that.
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    Plain is ok but it really does look too much like The Stand. I also find lightening bolts kind of tacky on books and other kinds of covers. It screams lazy and hey look at this when It doesn't need that.

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    I still have that! My favorite King collection, one that inspired me into my own writing career. I owe SK and that book so much.

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    I just finished my Advance Copy of Revival. This has to be the darkest story King has written. The ending is so nasty I truthfully don't know if I'm going to reread this for a long, long time.

    John

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    John if you send it to me I'll have it back to you by the time you want to re-read.

    Dark sounds good. Darkest ever sounds good. So dark that you don't want to re-read for a long while sounds quite ominous, perhaps even a little unpleasant. Did you enjoy the story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    Dark sounds good. Darkest ever sounds good. So dark that you don't want to re-read for a long while sounds quite ominous, perhaps even a little unpleasant. Did you enjoy the story?
    A fair question. I did enjoy the book as a whole; it was just the ending that really hit me. Most of the characters I liked (King is especially prone to writing sympathetic characters). There are a few references to other King works, just as he is also prone to do.

    John

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    Thanks for the, ehm, advance warning, John.
    Looking forwards to reading it come November,

    sk

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    Thanks for your thoughts on Revival, John. Combining them from the last two posts makes for a great summary. Post over in Book Reviews if you're so inclined - this is totally legit and might help some folks pick it up.


    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I just finished my Advance Copy of Revival. This has to be the darkest story King has written. The ending is so nasty I truthfully don't know if I'm going to reread this for a long, long time.

    I did enjoy the book as a whole; it was just the ending that really hit me. Most of the characters I liked (King is especially prone to writing sympathetic characters). There are a few references to other King works, just as he is also prone to do.

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    I've purposely evaded posting anything in the Book Reviews section because I'm afraid of posting some spoilers. The book isn't due to be published for another three months and I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    The first edition of Night Shift that I read was the paperback with the bandaged hand with the eyes (for "I am the Doorway"). That cover was excellent.
    That's my second favorite King cover after the U.S. hardback of Pet Semetary!

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    Can't wait to get my hands on this one. The ending sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I've purposely evaded posting anything in the Book Reviews section because I'm afraid of posting some spoilers. The book isn't due to be published for another three months and I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

    John
    What you've shared with us is enough to pique my interest.

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    Totally understand you not wanting to spoil anything, John. For what it's worth I found your comments encouraging, and thank you for sharing.
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    Book signing tour information for Revival released:
    Nov 11th New York City
    Nov 12th Washington, DC
    Nov 13th Kansas City, MO
    Nov 14th Wichita, KS
    Nov 15th Austin, TX
    Nov 17th South Portland, ME

    Squire, it looks like you have a chance to attend.

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    Oh, for a Chicago stop.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Oh, for a Chicago stop.....
    Oh, for a London stop....
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