Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
It was Jerad's email that signaled to my lizard brain that I might be missing out on a feeding frenzy if I pass on the Watts set. The way he promised to hold off on putting the set on the site until newsletter subscribers had a chance to secure their copies made me feel like this was a fleeting opportunity and the way he described the stories made them sound like just the kind of sci fi I would love. So I jumped. And I hope I love what I read. I almost always do with Jerad--Blackburn and Woolrich and even my intro to Lansdale. But if not, there seems to be a reasonable demand for the Watts set should I want to sell.
Yeah, to some degree I kinda wish I would've picked up the hint and grabbed a set. That said, though, I think I now almost want it more for the rarity and ratcheting value of the set than for true reading entertainment, which is distinctly not how or why I buy the books I buy. I buy what I want to read, and that's why I paused (for too long, as it turned out) on this set...it just didn't -- and still doesn't -- sound like my kind of thing. That's not a personal parameter I want to change. So even if I was able to don my Cher hair and turn back time, I doubt whether I'd make a different decision...I'm not really interested in reading the work and any purchase I'd make would just prevent someone else who truly wants to read it from doing so. But of course as a Centipede fanboy and an admirer of fine books, it's admittedly hard to look upon that set and not covet it...