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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    I was SO ready to move to the US at that point I loved how King and Spielberg got the essence of (I guess) middle-class USA across. Following The Stand in the atlas gave me a much better sense of the distances involved.
    It's a bit of a stretch across the old girl for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    That is pretty standard fare for PS books. I greatly prefer CD books and I have the Artist Edition Of The Stand coming from CD but I may still have to spring for this one.
    The shorter and stouter book is pretty standard for UK editions I guess? I just bought a first edition Wizard and Glass UK Hardcover from the thrift shop and it's as short as my PS Fireman and PS Tommyknockers. I bought it for the novelty of it. I don't intend to collect UK hardcovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    The shorter and stouter book is pretty standard for UK editions I guess?
    It's about 50/50 in my experience. Some publishers (Harper Voyager) love them, some use them pretty regularly (Gollancz), and others stick to the size Americans are more used to (Tor UK).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    I only had Pet Semetary from PS, but I was not a fan of the shorter height of the books along with thin paper and artwork that was printed “thinly”. I don’t know if all of their King books were the same, but I honestly didn’t think they came close to the CD editions.
    I agree .However I will still more then likely get this one. I don't mind the height of the book and I have a few of the other PS editions. Don't mind multiple copies of my favorite books.

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    I really like what PS is doing with this. I'd be tempted to pick it up if I didn't already have the CD edition on order.

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    I have the CD version on order but will also be grabbing this one. It's The Stand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumphreyBear View Post
    I have the CD version on order but will also be grabbing this one. It's The Stand!
    I am trying to convince myself that I do not need the PS version. So far I am failing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    ,,,if everything goes spectacularly, I'll have three new copies of THE STAND in 2019. But probably more like three new copies of THE STAND in 2020.
    CD is one, PS is one - what is the third?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    While in America for the summer of '85, I picked up a Rand McNally atlas of the US, and the next time I read The Stand, I followed the journey on the map.
    Incredibly cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I am trying to convince myself that I do not need the PS version. So far I am failing.
    So far I am holding strong and remaining content with my 1st HC and the upcoming CD edition that I plan to pick up, but if the final artwork on those djs improves, there's no telling which way I'll fall on this one. The thought of three versions of the same book on my already crowded shelves seems absurd and indulgent, but..but...but it is THE STAND, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    CD is one, PS is one - what is the third?
    I bought both the gift and the artist editions from CD. I really don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    So far I am holding strong and remaining content with my 1st HC and the upcoming CD edition that I plan to pick up, but if the final artwork on those djs improves, there's no telling which way I'll fall on this one. The thought of three versions of the same book on my already crowded shelves seems absurd and indulgent, but..but...but it is THE STAND, after all...
    If I add the PS edition I will have four versions of this book. Doubleday censored version (not a 1st but in pristine condition), 1st/1st of the restored version, CD Artist edition and then the PS edition.

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    Calling the original version "censored" is pretty silly. King was told to shorten it up and he did; that's a far cry from actual censorship.
    Last edited by slayn666; 01-15-2019 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Calling the original version "censored" is pretty silly. King was told to shorten it up and he did; that's a far cry from actual censorship.
    Completely agree with you. If I remember correctly the main reason was the printer the publisher was using were not able bind a book that size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    ...Doubleday censored version...
    I think of it as the "abridged" version.

    To me, it's similar to what happened with songs of bands I used to listen to in the 80s; the "single" version of the song (released on 7" single and played on the radio) would often be around 3 1/2 minutes, but the version appearing on the album (the "true" song in my eyes) was often around 5 minutes. Once I had the album, I never bothered with the radio edit again, and it's been the same with The Stand (except for the time I read them almost back to back a few years ago, the better to notice the differences).

    I probably would never buy a special edition of the original shorter Stand, but for some, "original" is a bigger deal, and some out there even think it's a better book. My problem is that it was never the book King intended (and, having read them both, I know I prefer the uncut).
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    Looks like the price is going to be $150 . Based on the British pound. That is if my math is correct. I saw a post on Twitter or Instagram from PS that said the price is going to be around 120 pounds.

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    When are they opening it up for pre-order?

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    They haven't said yet. Hopefully soon. It would be really cool if it was offered for sale in today's newsletter. But that's just wishful thinking on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    They haven't said yet. Hopefully soon. It would be really cool if it was offered for sale in today's newsletter. But that's just wishful thinking on my part.
    Do they do a preorder window for previous customers? I bought Tommyknockers direct from them, will I get a preorder link beforehand or will I have to be quick on the draw to beat everyone fighting for a copy? I don't know how PS works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Do they do a preorder window for previous customers? I bought Tommyknockers direct from them, will I get a preorder link beforehand or will I have to be quick on the draw to beat everyone fighting for a copy? I don't know how PS works.
    According to today's newsletter you should be able to match your number with Tommyknockers. Looks like the price is going to be $150 America. And it doesn't not look like a pre-order window is to be available.

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